I like people but am introverted, won't buttkiss, and have zero tolerance for drama. Result ≠ tons of friends. So be it.
Personal Quote: "Do what you can with what you have."
Quotes to Live By:
"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
-Cezar A. Cruz
"I’ve known many talented artists over the years that allowed themselves to be drowned in excuses, distractions and insecurities; rather than use their talent to its fullest potential."
"But if you don’t have goals for yourself you are doomed forever to work to achieve the goals of others. Have a destination for yourself and work at least a little every day to get there."
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
"If only Heaven will give me just another ten years... Just another five years, then I could become a real painter."
-Hokusai on his deathbed, age 89, painting since he could hold chopsticks
"Once a relationship is obviously dead, bury it."
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, simply surrounded by assholes."
"Betrayal happens to everyone at some point in our lives. Betrayal can occur with a spouse, a family member, a best friend or a co-worker. Most people who experience betrayal saw the signs, but continue to give that person the benefit of the doubt. The reality is that people will fail you. Only 25% of all betrayal occurs with absolutely no forewarning. This is by far the most difficult type of betrayal because it leaves you shell shocked and devastated."
-Dr. Eileen Boris
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
-Galatians 2:20 nkjv