The Quotes I’ve Bookmarked For 2023

The 12 quotes helping me to create more than I consume next year

Richie Crowley

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In 2023, I’ve set a goal for myself to create more than I consume. To champion myself along, I’ve bookmarked 12 quotes for when the difficulty of this challenge increases. These are them:

  • A year from now you may wish you had started today. (Karen Lamb)
  • There is no ritual that enhances creativity more than just starting. (John Hodgman)
  • Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. (Bruce Lee)
  • You know you’re settling when you keep quieting the voice that knows there is something better out there. (We The Urban)
  • I wonder how my life would’ve been had I been a bit braver. (Katie Tissin)
  • The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising and gave to it neither power nor time. (Mary Oliver)
  • Express yourself even if it’s not perfect. Even if your ideas don’t tie neatly into a bow. Have faith that the raw truthful emotion behind your art will always make up for whatever “gloss” is missing. (Father Bronques)
  • Believe in your ability to do amazing things. (Unknown)
  • If you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it — that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing — an actor, a writer — I am a person who does things — I write, I act — and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun. (Oscar Wilde)
  • In everything you choose, you must first ask: but what will this do to my soul? Will it bring me closer to a heavenly state of being, or anchor me into the ache of this world? Will it make me more of the person I was meant to be, or will it distract me from the true work? Will it pay the bills, but bankrupt my being? Will it impress others, but disappoint the child inside me waiting to see what I do with my freedom? Will I arrive to the end of my life proud that I did this? Will I choose now, or will I wait…

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Richie Crowley

Slowly building an audience by publishing original thoughts and ideas only when I have something of quality to say.