Some of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met will never get the credit they rightfully deserve. They’re not very creative, not academically brilliant, nor do they possess the natural #swag of Donald Glover or Emma Stone.
What they do have, however, is a damn good smile.
The fascinating thing about Tumblr is it’s socially backward. Instead of conversing with a person to find out who they are and what they do, you’re granted instant access into their psyche — i.e. their Likes, dislikes, personal tastes and philosophies. Reading a person, now precedes meeting a person. We’d rather stalk than talk.
Some artists turn you into a creeper. Their words and music resonate so profoundly with your current predicament that you end up obsessed — devouring everything remotely related to them: studio performances, radio interviews, and articles revealing their background and influences.
Adele Adkins is one of those artists. Inspired by a recent breakup and her newfound love for country music, Adele takes her sophomore album, 21, into deep emotive waters. The kind of raw, poignant heft that could make Marcus Mumford sigh.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation because character is what you really are, reputation is merely what others think you are.
Don’t measure yourself by what you’ve accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
My father gave me a two-dollar bill for my grade-school graduation and said, “Hold on to this and you’ll never be broke.” I still have it. A lot of times, that’s all I’ve had. But I’ve never been broke.
Don’t spend so much time chasing what’s been taken from you that you fail to see what’s been given.
Hobbes: Do you have an idea for your project yet?
Calvin: No, I’m waiting for inspiration. You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
Hobbes: What mood is that?
Calvin: Last-minute panic.