“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
– Thomas A. Edison

“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
– William J. H. Boetcker

“Labels are for the things men make, not for men. The most primitive man is too complex to be labeled.”
– Rex Stout

“Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.”
– Oscar de la Renta

“What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing? Every living thing must grow. It can’t stand still. It must grow or perish.”
― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

“You, who are on the road, must have a code, that you can live by. And so, become yourself: because the past is just a goodbye.”
– Crosby, Stills & Nash

“…If you are not a part of the background fabric, if you are not asleep, use that power.”
– Ronan Harris, VNV Nation

“I never really gave up on… breaking out of this two-star town.”
– The Killers

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.”
– Marilyn vos Savant

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
― Scott Adams

“The role of the architect, or the designer, is that of a very good, thoughtful host, all of whose energy goes into trying to anticipate the needs of his guests: those who enter the building and use the objects in it. We decided that this was an essential ingredient in the design of a building or a useful object.”
– Charles Eames

October 1, 2012 • 2:39 pm