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Category: Nice Quotes

Dev Hynes

It’s very difficult to be insulted, if you’re doing what you want.   Dev Hynes →

Christoph Niemann 95% effort and 5% talent

Ultimately, my whole approach to what I do is 95% effort and 5% talent. I really see it as a sport. You probably won’t become a tennis player if you don’t stand on the court for six hours a day and whack balls over the net. And if you do that, you have to be […]

Hartmut Esslinger

Design is not about aesthetics and being cool or whatever. It is about the real life – improving real life. Hartmut Esslinger ➝

Harvey MacKay

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised […]

Christoph Niemann on Simplicity

Simplicity is not about making something without ornament, but rather about making something very complex, then slicing elements away, until you reveal the very essence. Christoph Niemann →

Take a job that you love. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age? Warren Buffett →

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. Julia Cameron →

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. Dee Hock →

The Nice Quote — Manifesto Section

I updated The Nice Quote and added a special section containing a wide range of different manifesti from Frank Lloyd Wright over Bruce Mau to Leo Tolstoy and many more. Oh, and if one googles “nice quote” this little project is right on top now! Thanks for your support! ✺ These were e.g. Henry Miller’s […]

Some days will be easy. Some will be hard. Some days you dig soft earth, other days the shovel hits stone. But you dig just the same because that’s the only way the hole gets dug. Chuck Wendig → * It’s all about habits and doing the stuff important to me every single day. It […]

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway →

Happiness comes from achieving success doing what you love, while ignoring the trappings that symbolize success in that field. Joey Roth  →

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it. Alister Cooke  →

Confidence comes from a place of abundance and wealth. It gives us the courage and freedom to move forward, to ask for help, to ask for more, to ask for what you deserve. To be able to begin before you’re ready and have the willingness to fail. And to be cool with failure as well. […]

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. Niels Bohr (→)

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