"We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are."
"If everything seems under control you're not going fast enough."
"Happiness is a singular incentive to mediocrity."
"What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve."
"Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
"Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
It's better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.
Creativity is imagination, and imagination is for everyone.
The point is we are all selling.
We are all in advertising.
It is part of life.
Realize that companies' reputations are also built on one or two people. Aim to be that person or one of them.
Don't expect top management to lead the way. They are too busy running the company.
Decide you're going to make the company great; at least decide you are going to make a difference.
To be original, seek your inspiration from unexpected sources.
The best people can be difficult. They are single-minded, they have tunnel vision. That's what makes them good. They are reluctant to compromise.
This is your job.
Don't refer back to those in authority, they will play for safety.
You're on your own. FLY OR DIE.
If you get stuck, draw with a different pen.
Change your tools, it may free your thinking.
Be like Stravinsky who said, "I don't write music, I invent it."
Being fired often means that you are at odds with your company.
It means the job isn't right for you.
I have been fired five times, and each time my career took a step forward.
Instead of giving people the benefit of your wit and wisdom (words), try painting them a picture.
The more strikingly visual your presentation is, the more people will remember it.
How you perceive yourself is how others will see you.
If you are in deadlock here are a couple of tricks you might try.
1. Do the opposite of what the solution requires.
2. Look out of the window and whatever catches your eye, a bird, a television aerial, an old man on crutches or whatever, make that the solution to your problem.
Risks are a measure of people. People who won't take them are trying to preserve what they have.
People who do take them often end up by having more.
Start being wrong and suddenly anything is possible.
Being right is also being boring. Your mind is closed. You are not open to new ideas.
Experience is the opposite of being creative.
If you can prove you're right, you're set in concrete.
"There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different."
The person who doesn't make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.
When it can't be done, do it. If you don't do it, it doesn't exist.
If instead you undersell, pointing out the possible weaknesses and how to resolve them, should they occur, you are not only building a trusting relationship with your client but you're able to solve any problems.
Find out what's right about your product or service and then dramatize it, like a cartoonist exaggerates an action.
If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish.
Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.
People who are conventionally clever get jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future).
All creative people need something to rebel against, it's what gives their lives excitement [...]