Below are some quotes I find influential, interesting, humorous, or worth thinking about. You can also view them randomly.

Creating a successful community isn’t about instantly recruiting thousands of people – it’s about starting with 20-30 people you know well – 

- Gina Bianchini

Stop waiting for permission, the only person qualified to give you your freedom is you

- James Victore

You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve

- J. K. Rowling

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation

- Oscar Wilde

The work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation is slow, laborious and dull

- Roger Scrum

Have a damn opinion

- James Victore

If you’re working on something important, you’ll never feel ready

- James Clear

If a design team is not behaving unreasonably, it can’t be pushing any boundaries

- John Morgan

Great design is never ‘self-diagnosed’

- John Morgan

Ask questions nobody asks, and persist when you are told to stop

- John Morgan

Sing your own song in your own voice not someone else’s song at last-call karaoke

- Unknown

A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them

- Steve Jobs

Thinking keeps the adventures of life bottled in your head. Action makes you a hero

- James Victore

When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead

- Ernest Hemingway

If you’re not happy, you’re not creative. Period

- James Victore

Always take a chance on better, even if it seems threatening

- Ed Catmull

Life begins at the end of your comfort zones

- Margo from paper towns

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires

- William Arthur Ward

Show up and be the party. Be the undeniably positive presence that cannot be ignored

- James Victore

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe

- Ray Bradbury

You are movement and gesture. Stop building cathedrals and pyramids which are doomed to fall into ruin. Live in the present, live once more in Time and by Time - for a wonderful and absolute reality

- Jean Tinguely

If you're not having fun, then what the hell are you doing?

- Allison Jones

Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can't handle

- Sanya Richards-Ross

Control of your life is not about mastering the world, it’s about mastering your SELF

- James Victore

Everyone wins when a leader gets better

- Bill Hybels

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done

- Louis D. Brandeis

Fortune favours the brave

- Terence

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear

- Mark Twain

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly

- Robert Kennedy

One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of choking

- Chinese Proverb

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision

- Maimonides

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

- Wayne Gretzky

Unlearning is more difficult than learning

- English Proverb

When two paths open before you, take the harder one

- Nepalese proverb

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not

- Virgil Thomson

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

- Helen Keller

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

- Seneca

You only live once but if you do it right once is enough

- Mae West

If I'd followed all the rules I'd never have gotten anywhere

- Marilyn Monroe

One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all

- Giacomo Casanova

In the end it's not the years in your life that count it's the life in your years

- Abraham Lincoln

Action expresses priorities

- Mahatma Gandhi

Do one thing everyday that scares you

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Above all try something

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I never worry about the future it comes soon enough

- Albert Einstein

Everything has an end

- Masai proverb

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia

- Charles Schultz

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential

- Winston Churchill

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet

- Omar Khayyám

Put your weird in your work!

- James Victore

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success

- Henry Ward Beecher

If your work appeals to everyone, it moves no one

- James Victore

Perfection is an impossible destination

- Tim Ferriss

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself

- Andy Warhol

Great design is great restraint – every ounce, every stitch, matters

- Jason Mayden

Luck is a dividend of sweat

- Ray Kroc

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner

- Lao Tzu

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Unknown

You can't learn anything new, until you are open enough to forget everything you think you know

- James Victore

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over

- Richard Branson

May you live all the days of your life

- Jonathan Swift

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

- Helen Keller

The simplest version works the best, and the first version is never the simplest

- Roland Zwick

Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary

- John Keating

Our playing it small will never produce glory

- James Victore

Playing your role beautifully and with absolute conviction is one way to help the group as a whole

- Sarah Darling

What you water is what will grow

- Josh Levine

Sometimes you can only discover the right path by taking the wrong path 50 times

- John Sonmez

Without moving forward turning that steering wheel doesn't really do much

- John Sonmez

Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do

- John Carmack

Do we reach for nothing in life because our reaching opens us up to tragedy?

- John Eldredge

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses

- Henry Ford

All great achievements require time

- Maya Angelou

A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them

- Steve Jobs

It’s not the consumers’ job to figure out what they want

- Steve Jobs

Who wants to fill up with snacks on Thanksgiving day?

- John Eldredge

When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead

- Ernest Hemingway

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler

- Albert Einstein

There’s something inside you that knows when you’re in the center, that knows when you’re on the beam or off the beam. And if you get off the beam to earn money, you’ve lost your life. And if you stay in the center and don’t get any money, you still have your bliss.

- Jospeh Campbell

Good design is as little design as possible

- Dieter Rams

You were born not to be just fine

- Mel Robbins

He who hurries through life hurries to his grave

- George Martin

Nothing is as it seems; everything is as you allow it to be

- Chris Messina

Without a deep and burning desire of our own, we will be ruled by the desires of others

- John Eldredge

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?

- Henry David Thoreau

Fear is boring

- Rob Bell

We are born with magic inside of us

- James Victore

Life is like a movie: write your own ending

- Kermit the Frog

Go have fun and make money

- James Victore

The first rule of business is FUN

- James Victore

Stop thinking that you have to be somewhere else

- John Sonmez

You have to realise that the journey is your life

- John Sonmez

To have a great idea, have a lot of them

- Thomas Edison

If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, how can you assume anyone else will

- James Victore

If it's both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it

- Erada Svetlana

You can't start something and have it be perfect right out of the gate

- John Sonmez

It is not what we have learned that makes us valuable over time but rather our ability to learn

- Andrew Bosworth

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

- Confucius

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do

- Walt Disney

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life

- Steve Jobs

A computer shouldn't ask anything that it should know

- Ben Evans

A problem is a chance for you to do your best

- Duke Ellington

My paintings are only the ashes of my art

- Yves Klein

Freedom isn't the ability to do whatever you want. It's the willingness to do whatever you want

- Seth Godin

Build it. Break it. Improve it

- Sebastian Thrun

The best way to predict the future is to create it

- Alan Kay

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment

- Ralph Waldo Emmeraon

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end

- Ernest Hemingway

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything

- Theodore Roosevelt

Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill

- Gildor

People united in pursuit of a righteous cause are unstoppable

- Desmond Tutu

Our lives are the sum of our memories. How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by not paying attention?

- Joshua Foer

No peace is impossible when people are determined to achieve it

- Desmond Tutu

Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously

- Hunter S. Thompson

No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it

- Richard Feynman

I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead

- Mark Twain

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War, No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't

- Tyler Durden

Just because you're winning a game doesn't mean it's a good game

- Seth Godin

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news

- John Muir

Adults are obsolete children

- Dr. Seuss

Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect

- Teller

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvellous victory

- Howard Zinn

Own your attention — it’s all you really have

- Jonathan Harris

Work on things that will last

- Jonathan Harris

Do or do not. There is no try

- Yoda

Design everything you do

- P.J. Onori

Design looks at the interaction between the product and a human being

- Mark MacKay

Creativity is being able to create things

- Mark MacKay

Good designers solve problems, great ones ensure they are solving the right ones

- P.J. Onori

Next time someone says designers are unhappy people, explain that you’d be happier if the world didn’t need so much improving

- Morgan Knutson

Good artists copy, great artists steal

- Pablo Picasso

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

- Marianne Williamson

Do what you do with love and success is a natural symptom

- James Altucher

If you don't require the journey to be easy or comfortable or safe, you can change the world

- Seth Godin

The difference between a junior and an experienced designer is how good of an answer they have to the question “why?”

- Verne Ho

We shouldn’t ever wish for things to get less scary. Instead, we should simply strive to become more fearless

- Verne Ho

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living

- Nelson Mandela

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you aren't paying for something then you aren't the customer, you're the product being sold

- Unknown

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has

- Margaret Mead

Web products are never done, so nothing is precious and everything is subject to change

- Randy J. Hunt

Always remember that the cleverness should be in the product’s concept, not in its execution

- Randy J. Hunt

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for

- William G.T. Shedd

The future belongs to those that care & those that believe

- Seth Godin