(Things I have borrowed, begged, and stolen from books, movies, conversations, etc.)
YOU WANT TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW, YOU GOTTA BE HONEST. —Dylan
I shall not take counsel with my fears.
It’s OK not to know—it’s not OK not to find out.
Do not fear mistakes. There are none. —Miles Davis
True life is lived when tiny changes occur. —Tolstoy
There is tedium, pain, and insecurity in being mediocre.
Truth is not mood-dependent.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —Eleanor Roosevelt
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgements.
I can’t change the past. I can change its meaning and impact.
Worry is paying interest on a loan you didn’t get.
What I don’t know can’t help me.
YOU STEER THE CAR—YOU DON’T NEED TO FIX EVERYTHING UNDER THE HOOD!
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. —W. Somerset Maugham and Artist’s Way
Your success will be dependent on the number of uncomfortable phone calls you are willing to make and have. —Joe Preckajlo
Best-kept secret of successful people is time management.
DON’T BE CARELESS WITH LANGUAGE. (You’ll know you are a trusted friend if I swear around you.)
Never miss the opportunity to chill out and listen. —Willie
There is more mystery in not saying anything.
If it wasn’t a mystery, it’d be easy, and if it were easy, it wouldn’t be worth much. —Artist’s Way
You must love the song, just you and a guitar. —Springsteen
My voice, a guitar, and a song. IT’S ALL YOU NEED, and it can change the world.
The songs will save you.
“What’s next” means you are about to waste my time. “That’s all for today” means you did. —ELI
Outlaws are connected but not beholden to society.
Time is your most VALUABLE RESOURCE. Once you weed your garden (get rid of drama), it gets fun. Once you work from the center, all the answers are there. You will know what moves to make and what is worth your time.
Don’t confuse movement with action.
Underlying everything is the simple idea of love and learning—growth.
Don’t say I’m gonna write for six hours—write for an hour every day and you will win. —Asiz (three calls a day, three pitches a day is 1,000 a year—it adds up!)
Be unreasonable and fearless. —Eli Broad
If you start talking to yourself and not your spouse, you are in trouble.
Don’t make shit hard—“Pick, sing, make a living.” —Willie
SHOW UP—ASK—BELIEVE. —Matthews
Never complain. Never explain. —J. Kennedy
NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR PREFERENCE OR SUCCESS!
If you find you are the most intelligent person in the room, find a new room. —Clare Murphy
Still waters run deep. —Uncle Jack
Work is love made visible. —Kahlil Gibran (you do good work and the nonessential falls away)
Up with the sun—underpromise and overdeliver.
The more you worry about future/past, the less you are putting in the work you are doing TODAY.
Let your excitement drowned their negativity—get educated while still CHILDLIKE in IMAGINATION! —Do You
Everything you do comes back 20 times over, so make mistakes—and it sucks—do it right, and it will all work.
Truth to Power.
The long road will make you sweat, but the short road will make you bleed. —Daniel Lanois