JournalPosts tagged «Worldly wisdom»

The best things in life happen to you, when you’re alone. If you live by perception, as all artists must, then you sometimes have to wait a long time for your mind to tell you the next step to take…. When you’re with other people, your mind isn’t your own.

Agnes Martin

Not everything that counts can be counted
and not everything that’s counted, truly counts.

Albert Einstein

Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.

D.W. Winnicott

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over, if you just sit there.


Even on the days you don’t feel like it, showing up can make all the difference. If you show up and start the work – even though it feels so heavy to do so – what you end up making could be all you need to keep moving, to keep creating.

Tanner Christensen

If you would know what you are looking for, you would again not go beyond the known and would never discover anything new.

Read it in a book. Somehow reassuring.

Viele Menschen schwimmen mit dem Strom, manche dagegen. Ich stehe mitten im Wald und finde den Fluss nicht.

Von Zlata per WhatsApp erhalten

Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Christian D. Larson

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.


It’s the entire principle of my work, that I always do things I am afraid of and that I hate and don’t know.
You are going to an other dimension and you learn so much by doing it.
It’s so easy to do things you like but you never change.
But if you do things you don’t like, that’s the really more interesting.
To give up control is really a liberating experience and in that way, your life always looks new to you.
It’s a kind of a good trick.

Marina Abramovic

We all shine on. Like the moon and the stars and the sun.

John Lennon

Schließlich entdeckte ich für mich das ganz einfache Rezept für Kreativität:
Sei vor allem du selbst. Versuche nicht herausragend zu sein; versuche nicht, ein Erfolg zu werden. Versuche nicht, Bilder für andere zu machen – sondern nur zu deiner eigenen Freude.

Ralph Steiner

The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified and pick yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to be an entrepreneur or a freelancer, but it does mean you stand up and say, “I have something to say. I know how to do something. I’m doing it.

Seth Godin

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