"I feel that we are all philosophers, and that those who describe themselves as a ‘philosopher’ simply do not have a day job to go to"
- Kevin Warwick

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"We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap."
- Anthony Hopkins  (via imagesofperfection)

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"You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile."
- Brian Tracy

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Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments

Henry Miller

In the early-1930s, as he wrote what would become his first published novel — the hugely influential Tropic of CancerHenry Miller wrote a list of 11 commandments, to be followed by himself.

  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring.”
  3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
  4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
  5. When you can’t create you can work.
  6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
  7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
  8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it next day. ConcentrateNarrow downExclude.
  10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book youare writing.
  11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

(Source: listsofnote.com)

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