“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
– Mark Twain
“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
― Neil Gaiman
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou,
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
– Eddie Cantor
“It was one of those moments of perfect tiredness, of having conquered not only the work at hand, but the night who had blocked the way.”
― Markus Zusak,
Focused. I’m a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.
– Mos Def
“Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you’ll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.”
— Pietro Aretino