February Quotes: “Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion” (Michael Jordan)

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If you want to be seen as courageous by some and hated by others, just say what you really think. – Tucker Max 

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. – Oscar Wilde

/** I particularly like these quotes from Tucker and Oscar, because consistently saying what you think is such a difficult thing to do. And you shouldn’t do it all the time, of course, but as honest as I’d like to think I am, it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my real opinions and beliefs. This sort of thing requires tons of courage and tons of practice. **/

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
– T.S. Eliot

/** I’m a huge fan of travel quotes, in particular of Anais Nin. See here for more. **/

Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’ And the belief in that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. – Chuck Close

Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. – Michael Jordan in his HoF acceptance speech

/** Agreed. Work hard, work constantly, and push past your limits. Bruce Lee said this much better than I could :) **/

It’s easier to hold to your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold to them 98 percent of the time. – Clay Christensen

/** The older I get, the more this holds true. Exceptions are for the weak. **/

Christoph: Are you sure that’s him?
Django: Yeah
Christoph: Positive?
Django: I don’t know
Christoph: You don’t know if you’re positive?
Django: I don’t know what positive mean

/** A funny scene from Django. **/

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