Quick Quotes Weekly | The Uncommon Sense Edition

Every day, I steal (I mean share… yeah! Share!) my favorite quotes from my weekly reading over at SmarterThanIAm.com. To spice things up, I plan to share my favorites here each week, all year long! Be sure to click the links and read the full posts, these are smart people saying really smart things.


What I think people call revolution later when successful, at the time just kind of feels like uncommon sense.

Derek Sivers


You do not, as many will tell you, need to grow a thick skin. What you need to do is open yourself to the possibility that you could do better.

Randy Murray <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


As long as I can remember, I’ve been infatuated with the creative process. The act of transforming some nebulous concept from my mind to something feels like magic and still amazes me every time it happens. Whenever I get in a rut, creating something pulls me out.

David Sparks <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff! (Hat tip to Todd Chandler)


What is writing?

It’s the viscerally wrenching incapacity to decipher your own thoughts into alphabetic form.

It’s the writhing, agonizing frustration that comes from not being able to render or abstract your mind’s vision to a transferable medium.

It’s the brink of enlightenment.

James Shelley <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


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