Adele Adkins: Insecurity

“I have insecurities of course but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”

—Adele Adkins.

Thomas C. Watson Sr.: Crackpot

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of “crackpot” than the stigma of conformity. ”

—Thomas C. Watson Sr.

English: image of IBM President , @1920s, from...

English: image of IBM President , @1920s, from IBM Corporate Archives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alexander Osborn: Creativity and praise


KBHL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.”
—Alexander Osborn

Love, life and behaviour

English: Portrait of Billie Holiday in Down Be...

English: Portrait of Billie Holiday in Down Beat magazine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave. –Billie Holiday, jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959)

Running and songwriting

Running and songwriting share similar principles. When it doesn’t feel good, you just work through it.

Ben Gibbard, Lead singer, Death Cab for Cutie