#63 Some Quotes for Creatives



It’s been hard to get back into the writing habit after a summer spent traveling and making my family time a priority. So waking up this morning atound 5:30 was quite the chore to get back into. I realized that I needed some encouragement in my own mind to keep me going. Many of these are quotes I would put on my wall.
This week’s post will be a collection of some quotes and encouragement from some of the most inspiring people I follow and generally look to when I need a boost of confidence. I hope you can take something from them!

Casey Lewis      @caseynlewis

“Not everyone is going to love what you create.
Not every person is going to understand your dream.”



James Victore      @jamesvictore

“Your weirdness is the source of your character and creative powers. Weird is who we are, the best parts, not perfect, not trying—just yourself.”


“A creative person should be able to figure out how to get paid for their Gifts— the work their heart does, not just their hands. It’s not about jumping on the ’socially conscious’ bandwagon, just stop working for any product or service you don’t care about, use or believe in.”



If your work appeals to everyone, it moves no one



Jon Acuff      @jonacuff

“Creativity is a wild mind with a disciplined eye.”


“Burn your dream bright. Pursue it with the best of who you are. But don’t confuse hustle with burnout. Hustle fills you up. Burnout empties you. Hustle renews your energy. Burnout drains it.”


“No one pursuing a life of average was ever made fun of by other average people. But if you decide to travel the road to awesome, you will be.”



Dale Partridge      @dalepartridge

“if you’re not happy with where you’re at, stop looking out the window for answers and start looking in the mirror for solutions.”


Never let someone who gave up their dream, talk you out of yours. We live in a culture of talkers, walkers, and balkers. If you have a dream, close the gap with action, not words. 


“There’s nothing lucky about about working smarter, harder, and faster than everyone around you. Blessings come to those who hustle. If you want something big in this life, find out how to intensify your focus, multiply your motivation, and dig your heels deep into a life of discipline.”

Scott Belsky      @scottbelsky

“Self-leadership is about awareness, tolerance , and not letting your own natural tendencies limit your potential.” 



Gary Vaynerchuck      @garyvee

“Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.”



“I put zero weight into anyone’s opinion about me, because I know exactly who I am”



SeanWes      @seanwes

“Your focus should not be on perfection, it should be on authenticity—which is often imperfection. That’s what resonates with people.”



“Show up every day.”


Ricky Gervais     @rickygervais

“It’s better to create something and be criticized than to create nothing and criticize others.”



Ernest Hemingway

“All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence that you know.”


Like most people, I like quotes, but not just cause they’re fun. I go back to these quotes time and time again because they are grounding-they help me remember who I am and why I am doing all the stuff I do. I’d love to hear what quotes you love or keep you motivated. Creativity is hard, but it’s fulfilling. Design is a wonderful world. I hope you’ll join me here, because design matters.


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