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Meaning & Motivation

Memento Mori

Remember you will die.

“The Latin memento mori is often translated as ‘Remember you will die.’ … For me, it’s a call to action and a benevolent warning not to squander time.”

— Tim Ferriss, in The Four Hour Chef (p.564)

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Go get it. 

If you want something, go get it.

Never Stop Creating

I am very serious about the business of creative living, and I will never stop creating, no matter what the outcome, and no matter how deep my anxieties and insecurities may be.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic (p.95)

Hidden Treasure

The following is an excerpt from the book Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert:

Once upon a time, there was a man named Jack Gilbert, who was not related to me – unfortunately for me.

Jack Gilbert was a great poet, but if you’ve never heard of him, don’t worry about it. It’s not your fault. He never much cared about being known. But I knew about him, and I loved him dearly from a respectful distance, so let me tell you about him.  Continue reading “Hidden Treasure”

Q: What is Creativity?

A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Starting Out Is Hard

“The first steps toward wisdom are the most strenuous because our weak and stubborn souls dread exertion (without absolute guarantee of reward) and the unfamiliar. Continue reading “Starting Out Is Hard”

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