"Be relentless without being obnoxious. Be ambitious, and own your ambition—that goes especially for women. It’s okay to say, ‘I want greatness.’"
A conversation with the wonderful Roxane Gay on The Great Discontent. The above calls to mind Debbie Millman’s memorable advice to “imagine immensities.”
Previous TGD interviews have included Debbie Millman, Austin Kleon, John Maeda, and yours truly.
"If you think you can do better, then do better. Don’t compete with anyone, just yourself. When you are in trouble or have a dilemma, ask yourself, “What’s the important thing?”. And when you wake up in the morning, ask yourself how you can be a better person, not just a better performer."
- Bob Fosse (via IMDB.com)
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"I think the Greatest love, is learning to love yourself before loving anyone else"
- http://hola-its-patrick.tumblr.com/ (via psych-facts)
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"The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art."
- Chuck Palahniuk (via fictionwritingtips)
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."
- Roald Dahl (via pale-afternoon)
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