…the moment you have a situation where you are really in control of things, that is to say in which the future is almost completely predictable […] a completely predictable future is already the past. You’ve had it! – Alan Watts, British-born philosopher, writer and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern …
…just write what’s real. It has to be real, and not aping a cadence, style or convention that the industry has created. When it’s original, you know it, and the audience knows it. -Rob Lowe, actor, director, writer, in conversation with Philip Ellis at ogilvydo.com
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. – Mark Twain
…cool shit is born out of being true to yourself. If you’re a surfer then fire up a spliff and go surfing. If you are a banker then drive a fancy car and rock a Breitling. There is no difference; where it all starts to go wrong when you pretend to be something you’re not. …
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”. Alvin Toffler, the American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution and technological singularity.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. Happy 168th Birthday Oscar Wilde
Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Nice Quiet Place.
Cherish the Past, Adorn the Present, Construct for the Future. – Sir Clough Williams-Ellis Visionary and Architect, known chiefly as the creator of the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales, where the 60’s cult tv classic, The Prisoner was set.
Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. – Nora Ephron