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

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

Kurt Vonnegut

You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

Diana Ross

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

D.W. Winnicott

The hardest thing is to do something which is close to nothing because it is demanding all of you.

Marina Abramovic

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

Man muss noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden Stern gebären zu können.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Ask a cloud:
What is your date of birth?
Before you were born, where were you?

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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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

Je älter ich werde, desto weniger verstehe ich, dass ich mich so wichtig gefühlt habe. Warum habe ich das Leben so ungeheuer ernst und schwer genommen? Warum habe ich nicht begriffen, dass das Leben ein Spiel ist, ein grosses Theater? Jeder von uns könnte doch wissen, dass wir ein zufälliges Stück Natur sind, das irgendwann endet.

Stattdessen nehmen wir es wichtig, wenn wir eine Falte bekommen und versuchen mit allen Mitteln, sie zu verstecken. Das eigentliche Rätsel ist, dass die Menschen so unglaublich lächerlich sind – inklusive man selber.

Margarete Mitscherlich

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

Ero intelligente e volevo cambiare il mondo. Ora sono saggio e sto cambiando me stesso.

Dalai Lama

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

Morris West

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

Manche Tage sind zum Wegschmeissen aber dann schiesse ich ein Bild oder zeichne etwas und das freut mich dann so, dass ich weiss, es wird alles gut.

Lebenskünstler sind Menschen, die wissen, auf was sie verzichten können, über was sie hinweg sehen können, und die deshalb Gelegenheit und Muße finden, sich an dem scheinbar Nebensächlichen zu erfreuen.


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

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs

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