“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
― Jim Jarmusch

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson

«Если мы ежедневно и целенаправленно не выделяем время на то, чтобы развить в себе того человека, который сможет создать жизнь нашей мечты, нам будет очень-очень трудно достичь желанного результата», — Хэл Элрод.

“«Мы вырастаем с мыслью, что нам нужно заканчивать то, что начинаем. Неправда, что мы должны продолжать начатое до тех пор, пока не скончаемся сами». Такое отношение мне очень помогло в завершении различных дел, например, в написании книги. Сковывающее чувство, что мы должны завершить начатое, легко может блокировать спонтанность и творчество. Гораздо более эффективный способ сделать что-либо состоит в том, чтобы «начинать и останавливаться» в соответствии со своим собственным внутренним ритмом.” – Милтон Эриксон

“Мы не должны огульно пренебрегать ни будущим (к примеру, планированием), ни прошлым (незаконченными поступками), но мы должны понять, что прошлое ушло, оставив в наследство незавершенные ситуации, и что планирование должно быть руководством к действию, а не его сублимацией или заменителем.”
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“If we ask ourselves what is this wisdom which experience forces upon us, the answer must be that we discover the world is not constituted as we had supposed it to be. It is not that we learn more about its physical elements, or its geography, or the variety of its inhabitants, or the ways in which human society is governed. Knowledge of this sort can be taught to a child without in any way disturbing his childishness. In fact, all of us are aware that we once knew a great many things which we have since forgotten. The essential discovery of maturity has little if anything to do with information about the names, the locations, and the sequence of facts; it is the acquiring of a different sense of life, a different kind of intuition about the nature of things.”
― Walter Lippmann

“In reality, lying is the product of low self-esteem—the belief that you and your abilities are somehow not enough to get what you want. It is also based on the false belief that you can’t handle the consequences of people knowing the truth about you—which is simply another way of saying I am not enough.”

Jack Canfield & Janet Switzer. “The Success Principles(TM).”

“Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character. We extend this into all our thinking. Between us and the realities of social life we build up a mass of generalizations, abstract ideas, ancient glories, and personal wishes. They simplify and soften experience. It is so much easier to talk of poverty than to think of the poor, to argue the rights of capital than to see its results. Pretty soon we come to think of the theories and abstract ideas as things in themselves. We worry about their fate and forget their original content.”
― Walter Lippmann, A Preface To Politics

19 commandments of Maria Montessori for parents:

1. Children are taught that surrounds them.

2. If the child is often criticized – he learns to condemn.

3. If the child is often praised – he learns to evaluate.

4. If the child demonstrate hostility – he learns to fight.

5. If you are honest with your child – he learns justice.

6. If the child is often derided – he learns to be shy.

7. If a child lives with a sense of security – he learns to believe.

8. If a child is often a disgrace – he learns to feel guilty.

9. If a child often favor – he learns to feel good about yourself.

10. If a child often lenient – he learns to be patient.

11. If a child is often cheer – he acquires confidence.

12. If a child lives in an atmosphere of friendship and feels necessary – he learns to find love in this world.

13. Do not talk bad about a child – nothing to do with him or without him.

14. Focus on the development of good in the child, with the result that would not be a bad place to stay.

15. Always listen and respond to a child who is speaking to you.

16. Respect the child who made a mistake and can now or later to fix it.

17. Be willing to help a child who is in search and be invisible to the child who has everything found.

18. Help your child into previously untapped. Do this by filling the world care, restraint, peace and love.

19. In dealing with the child always stick to the best way – to offer him the best that is in you.

 

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

Mark Twain

“No” is a word on your path to “Yes.” Don’t give up too soon.
Not even if well-meaning parents, relatives, friends, and colleagues tell you to get “a real job.” Your dreams are your real job.”

Joyce Spizer

“Никогда не побеждает тот, кому для победы нужно удачное стечение всех обстоятельств – такого совпадения в жизни не бывает. Побеждает тот, кто может выстоять в любых, самых неблагоприятных обстоятельствах – на них и нужно рассчитывать, к ним нужно быть готовым чтобы побеждать”.

А.А. Харлампиев