Category Archives: Quotes
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.” ― Pablo Picasso
“Romance is the sweetening of the soul
With fragrance offered by the stricken heart.”
— Wole Soyinka
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” —Winston Churchill
On Goodreads, there is all kinds of readers: Romance, Sci Fi, Armchair Sailors, you name it. This month they decided to focus on an interesting subset of our gigantic and diverse community—The Hipsters. After analyzing the data, and admittedly, taking some editorial liberties, we’ve determined a few things. The life of the hipster is hard. Between worrying the band you love is about to go big and wondering whether it’s finally time to wash your raw denim jeans, you don’t have a lot of time to think about what to read next. To make matters worse, now that you’ve raced through his collected essays, Both Flesh and Not, you’ve run out of David Foster Wallace books. That’s where Goodreads comes in. Behold our hipster lit flow chart! Answer a few simple questions, and we will hook you up with your next favorite book. Life should always be this easy.