“We must constantly look at things in a
different way. Just when you think you know something, you must look at it in a
different way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try. Dare to
strike out and find new ground.”
“Despite what anyone might tell you, words and
ideas can change the world.”
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s
cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And
the human race is filled with passion. Poetry, beauty, love, romance. These are
what we stay alive for. The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a
verse. What will your verse be?”
-Dead Poet Society
“To the crazy ones. Here’s to
the misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The people who see the world differently.”
“The people who are crazy
enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who actually do.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be great is
to be misunderstood,” and I always believed that was the general concept behind the “Think Different”
the crazy ones.
to the misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
to the ones who see the world differently.
the ones who invent and imagine and create.
the ones who push the human race forward.
some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
the people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the
ones who actually do.
Real Story Behind Apple's 'Think Different' Campaign - Forbes ,well
written by Rob Siltanen, worth reading.
"A big part of being highly creative person is having an open mind & being able to recognize great ideas even when you're not looking for them, perhaps even when they are the last thing you are looking for."
"The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men -- the man he is and the man he wants to be."-- William Feather
"If you are kind," reads the gift, "people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway." -Mother Teresa
I'm convinced that the greatness that matters more is the greatness people achieve through helping each other, through collaborating, more than the greatness that's achieved by grabbing all you can or getting all you can or building all you can. The 'you' needs to go away for there to be the real greatness to things. So for me, the genuine part, it's a weird thing -- to get to the real you, you have to be less you."
He raced BMX and motocross bikes from a young age, under the tutelage of his father, who taught him that "part of the joy of winning is the infliction of loss." Now, he says, tapping his forearm like a junkie, "I've been messing around with this less-competitive version of myself, because the other doesn't make you happy. You can't win enough."
"I'm trying to think ... midlife crises occur generally because we fear death, right? And I'm pretty sure I don't fear death. So maybe, what do I fear?" He pauses again. "What I fear -- actually, I'll tell you what it is -- what I fear is, I fear" -- his eyes start to pink around the rims, his voice cracks -- "I fear a moment when my children are older, and they look at me and say, 'What did you do? The world is like a spiraling cesspool. You were an adult, you needed to do something, I was just a kid. What did you do?' I want to be able to say, I did this, this, and this. And did my best. Yeah, that's it. It is a midlife crisis, and it's not my death. It's the fear of not being able to say that you tried, in all sincerity. I think it's a new kind of midlife crisis."
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning. -- M. Gandhi."
"My sense is he thinks it's a big game," a friend of Bogusky tells me. "He just likes playing the game. The game of life. If he finds something intriguing, he's like, 'I'm going to be the best in the world at it. I'm going to convince people to eat more fatty burgers, and I'm going to convince people to drive electric cars -- because I can convince them of anything.' "
I was reminded of one creative director who described Bogusky this way: "He's a combination of believing something and being so good at selling it that you can't tell the difference between the two."
Collaboration of artist, writer and entrepreneur
The mission: to entertain, to challenge, to captivate, to enlighten
If you put the best artist in the world and the best writer artist in the world, they will make the best masterpiece in the world and you know what its called. They called it a comic book.
Comic should be a reflection of a time.
I think people need an ideal to look at and to try to become and maybe for me Superman is that kind of ideal. - The death of Superman
One of the wonderful things about working in comics is you get built on people and people built on you.
You have all that under you and you add to it. I'm going to make my remarkable here, I am going to tell a story that hasn't been told about this character.
Sometimes they just need the right take or they need the love that somebody really understand it & someone see something new in it. Its not just about entertaining people, its giving them something to think about & some values & maybe something about to live towards.
I don't even want to think the world without DC. I love superheroes because its just like everything you want to do in your life. You like helping people, they help people, and you gotta live through them.
Comics are a story telling form that you can tell any kind of stories
We provide this great space for creative talent to really have a place to tell their stories
You gonna make this character into real people that you care about.
The character is so flexible, they work in every era because the creator has always found way to talk about what's interesting to them now and what's happening in the culture now.
Superheroes are the archetype, live within us & somebody find a way to present them to us, in a way that is compatible with realities that we live in. There's still around all this decade because they've been loved to evolved.
Character continue to be built, as it always have, by drawing on history and culture and personal experience to convey the deepest hope for the new generation in whatever forms the comics may take.
I have no idea how much longer books have for this world, but I do know people like Seigel & Shuster, Bob Kane & Bill Finger, Julius Schwarts & Allan Moore. These people came up with character and stories that are going to be run forever. Whether you're reading it on a small thing that look like a diamond that you tap with your finger and get straight the content into your retina or whether you're reading it on something that you can fold up and putting it on your pocket afterwards & you wanna pile up and put it in a tree house I don't know but I can tell you that hundred years from now there will be kids who want to find out what's happening with Superman.
Nothing in the wold can take the place of Persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are Omnipotent.
Sometimes when I'm sitting in class and listening to my Fiction Writing Professor talk about the process of writing, my mind begins to drift; not in a way that I fail to hear what he's saying, but I start to align his words alongside my craft of drawing and illustration. I have a terrible time with labels, assigning and boxing things neatly (or not -) into some kind of space and then call it a name. You'll notice that I switch between the words, art, and craft, and illustration, and design, and drawing in many of my posts -- and when I do, I think it's because I'm starting to see them more and more each time as being extremely similar to one another in a sense that they share so many of the same traits. Although there are many people who I'm sure can clinically delineate the difference between each of these disciplines, including myself, ultimately, I'm beginning not to care so much any more.
When I was 13 years old, I clearly remember saying out loud that I wanted to draw for a living. Back then, I had no clue what I was talking about because I didn't know anyone who made money from their drawings. When we moved to Canada, my father worked in a factory and my mother did data entry at her first and only job for decades. Drawing was not practical in their eyes, and as a result I could not foresee that it would take care of me.
There were moments when I thought that I would give up on drawing. In third year art college, I almost dropped out of school even before the semester began. I wanted to, I needed to move out of my parents home, and so I thought that I would stay working full time at a clothing factory in a suburb of Toronto to save up enough money for rent. Had I done so, I have no clue where I would be now, fortunately for my sake I snapped out of this delusion of mine, and with the help of my brother and sister, stayed in art college for the remaining years, and then moved out shortly after. During this time, I probably drew more feircely than ever because I guessed at that moment, that I had no other choice. In a way, I cast all of my hopes and frustrations into this particular discipline wanting so badly for it to lift me out of the place that I was in.
I sometimes look at my drawings and wonder if are they good or if they are not. I understand that if the drawing has been commissioned by someone else, that there are reasons that make it successful; that in addition to the aesthetic component, that it needs to communicate an idea and have a concept, and satisfy a viewership. I know all of this, I believe it, and I teach this to my students: content is paramount. But when I distance myself from my work and really stare at it, surface and content together, the parts of it that are not so good begin to reveal themselves to me. I have always fantasized about being a great artist, like the ones whose books I keep on my shelf. They are the ones who are able to manage shape and line in such a way that makes me feel that they have exclusivity to use them. The ones who employ colour with such beautiful ease, as though they were the ones who gave birth to such colours. But I know that for many of them, or at least, I tell myself, that I believe not all of this came easily for any of them. Not any of this came quickly either.
I recently opened up Charley Harper's book, the one that was put together by Todd Oldham, and it makes me feel good because the pictures in it reminded me - it reminds me of why I draw. The photos of Harper's work span his entire lifetime, showing images of drawing as the content. The way in which he relates colour to one another is magical and the restraint that he holds in his brush when rendering the details of the figures and objects convinces me that there is a reason and place for every mark that he puts down. And even though he is one of these artists who I have come to revere, I am learning to appreciate the work that he is done as just that, work that he has done. I try to remind myself now of the importance of the act of drawing, drawing for drawing sake, not drawing for money sake, nor for the sake of fame, or for the sake of trying to be like someone else. These things grow less important to me.
And so I draw.
I draw because I enjoy simply moving the paint around on the page, and stylus on the tablet. I enjoy mixing colours and arranging them next to each other to create patterns. I enjoy making marks on the pages and allowing them to twist and turn into something figurative or abstract. I draw because I have things that I want to say that I might not be able to express through words, through actions. I draw because when I do, the world around me falls away. I draw because it makes me feel good.
Don’t tell us what we can’t do.
Don’t tell us not to dream.
Big, Fat, Hairy, Audacious Dreams.
Life Making the world better through sport.
Sport is our Passion
Sport reduces disease, lowers crime, rallies communities and denies prejudice.
Sport laughs in the face of racism, flicks a towel on sexism’s butt.
Hell, it’s even been known to stop wars.
That’s a pretty impressive resume. Sport, You’re hired.
We won’t rest til everyone on this planet has access to it.
We will make the best gear, to propel humanity forward without wrecking our global playground in the process.
We will do good with a vengeance.
We’re going to be so environmentally friendly it will make you puke.
Think performance and sustainability hitting it off so well
They have each other’s name tattooed across their chests.
And to all the cynics we’re going to make the world better for you anyway.
Because like sport we don’t discriminate.
We’ve made the world better
But we still want a better world.
Like balloons we are filled with hopes and dreams
but overtime a single sentence creeps into our lives…
Don't be stupid
It’s the crusher of possibility
It’s the world’s greatest deflator
The world is full of smart people doing all kinds of smart things
Well we’re with Stupid
Stupid is the relentless pursuit of a regret free life
Smart may have the brains but stupid has the balls
Smart recognizes things for how they are
Stupid sees things for how they could be
The fact is if we didn’t have stupid thoughts we’d have no interesting thoughts at all
Smart may have the plans…
But stupid has the stories…
Smart may have the authority
But Stupid has one hell of a hang over
It’s not smart to take risk, it’s stupid
To be stupid is to be brave
Stupid isn’t afraid to fail.
Stupid knows there are worse things than failure…
Like not even trying
Smart had one good idea and that idea was stupid
You can’t outsmart stupid
So don’t even try remember
Only Stupid can be truly Brilliant
So, BE STUPID!