“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”-–John F. Kennedy
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“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit.”—Aristotle
“We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.”—E. Merrill Root
“A camera doesn’t capture was ‘Is’, but instead what ‘It’ has become. The difference is in the time between ‘decision’ and ‘click’. As a result, our vision—or consciousness of ‘It’ is always second hand. Think about it. “
“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring two pence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
C. S. Lewis
“There are no excuses.
I’ve heard you say that there’s nothing to take a picture of. I’ve heard you say you don’t know what to make, when to make it, how to make it, what to do. I’ve heard you say that you don’t know how to get your work ‘out there’. I’ve heard you say that you don’t know what to put on your blog. I’ve heard. I’ve heard. I’ve heard. And I promise you, I too have said all these things.”
“It’s not any ONE thing we do. We might make a splash with something, but that is short lived. Just like I don’t get to know you through a first introduction at a party. Or via a single tweet, for example. I get to know about you through lots of interactions or the sum of your twitter stream. It’s the collection of our work–the repeat cycle of making things and sending them out into the world–that helps us illustrate who we are, what we stand for, where we’re going and why.
Go make something and share it.”
Chase Jarvis (American professional photographer, director, artist, and entrepreneur.)
Source: There are No Excuses – Chase Jarvis Blog
“Boileau said that Kings, Gods, and Heroes only were fit subjects for literature. The writer can only write about what he admires. Present day kings aren’t very inspiring, the gods are on a vacation, and about the only heroes left are the scientists and the poor…And since our race admires gallantry, the writer will deal with it where he finds it. He finds it in the struggling poor now.”
John Steinbeck in a 1939 radio interview.
“It is the essayist’s task to say, ‘This is what I have seen. This is what I have experienced. This is what I have discovered lying along life’s shore, waiting to be plucked from the sands of obscurity, turned and examined, magnified for detail, polished until its inherent nature shimmers in the light.’”—Linda Leinen
Ms. Leinen is a blogger who writes a highly reputable blog dubbed; The Task at Hand: A writer’s ongoing search for just the right word. This writer with gusto has raised the English language to new heights.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson