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Inspiration

Daily Inspiration: Keith Haring on Going to Another Place

"When it is working, you completely go into another place..."

Daily Inspiration: Ai Weiwei on the Power of Creativity

"Creativity is the power to reject the past..."

Daily Inspiration: Jerome K. Jerome on Your Life Boat

"Let your boat of life be light..."

Daily Inspiration: John Cassavetes on Failure

"You must have the courage to be bad..."

Daily Inspiration: Raymond Carver Says Don’t Complain, Don’t Explain

Make something great, give it the time it deserves and don't explain it away later.

Daily Inspiration: Francis Bacon on the Cocktail of Creativity

"The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness."

Daily Inspiration: The Functions of Art

...art, as a whole, has a number of responsibilities..."

Daily Inspiration: Art Chantry on Design Association

Art Chantry on how design is infusing two ideas in one image

Daily Inspiration: Pauline Kael on Bursting with Creativity

"...real bursting creativity appalls us."

Daily Inspiration: Martin Sharp on Moving Fast

"Life's a total experiment."

Daily Inspiration: Jay Z on Being Fluid

"Be water, man."

Daily Inspiration: Jim Jarmusch on Stealing and Originality

Sinister and odd are names of the game.

Daily Inspiration: George Perec on Questioning our Rhythms

"Describe your street. Describe another. Compare."

Daily Inspiration: Great Designers on Bad Design

Great designers can say some pretty snarky things about design

Daily Inspiration: Paola Antonelli on the Definition of Design

"People think that design is styling. Design is not style."

Daily Inspiration: Andy Warhol on Getting it Done

"Don't think about making art, just get it done."

Daily Inspiration: Salvador Dali’s Advice

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."

Daily Inspiration: Kanye West on How Design Can Save the World

"I really do believe the world can be saved through design."

Daily Inspiration: Haruki Murakami on Missed Chances

"We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases."

Daily Inspiration: Benjamin Franklin’s Strict Routine

Franklin lived by a stunningly constricted daily routine to get his work done, and to be fair the man worked very hard.

Daily Inspiration: Jack Kerouac’s Strange Superstitions

"My superstition? I’m beginning to suspect the full moon."

Daily Inspiration: 4 Great Bits from David Foster Wallace’s ‘This is Water’ Speech

"The reader walks away from real art heavier than she came to it."

Daily Inspiration: Designers of the Invisible Bike Helmet on ‘Proving Them Wrong’

"We're going to save the world."

Daily Inspiration: Milan Kundera on Aiming for Something Higher

“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo."