Wednesday, April 27, 2011


"I don’t want everything to be just the way I want it. I want my life to be the way it’s meant to be, how it has the boundless, unimaginable potential to be."



“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
-Ira Glass, Storyteller, via American Aquarium Drinker, via Ira Glass

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


"The words we choose reflect our mindsets and establish our connections to our physical and social environments.” 
-Jeff Lambson (BYU curator of this exhibit)

Monday, April 25, 2011


"Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which they were created."
-Albert Einstein

Thursday, April 21, 2011


"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Jesus said, “If you bring forth what is inside you, what you bring forth will save you. If you don’t bring forth what is inside you, what you bring forth can destroy you.”
She explains further, “The truth of your experience can only come through in your own voice. If it is wrapped in someone else’s voice, we readers will feel suspicious, as if you are dressed up in someone else’s clothes” (195).
-Ann Lamott Bird by Bird

Sunday, April 10, 2011


"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is amy chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
-Helen Keller


"Parents know that their children will read. They will read books and magazines and newspapers. Cultivate within them a taste for the best. While they are very young, read to them the great stories that have become immortal because of the virtues they teach. Let there be a corner somewhere in the house, be it ever so small, where they will see at least a few books of the kind on which great minds have been nourished." Gordon B. Hinckley


"Maybe crying is a means of cleaning yourself out emotionally. Or maybe it's your communication of last resort; the only way to express yourself when words fail the same as when you were a baby and had no words."


"This is a giant block of whatever is most difficult for you to carry and trust me on this, you'll carry it more times than you can count until you decide that's exactly what you want to do most and then it won't weigh a thing anymore."
-Brian Andreas

Thursday, April 7, 2011


"We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them."
-Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


"The life each of us lives is the life within the limits of our own thinking. To have life more abundant, we must think in limitless terms of abundance."
-Thomas Dreier

Monday, April 4, 2011


"This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something."
-Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love)


"When you do well, when you do your best, people notice."