Quotes

Quotes inspire, motivate and make you think. They shift your perspective on matters and beliefs. Because we respect experience the wisdom resulting from the same, we tend to value their words and follow them.

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.Marlene Dietrich

Quotes have never failed to inspire me. There is always a quote/saying for anything and everything. That seemed like a good enough reason for me to start collecting them. For the moment, all my quotes seems to touch on design, user experience and productivity.


 

Productivity

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.Steve Jobs

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.Aristotle

You can only feel good about what you’re not doing when you know what you’re not doing.David Allen

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


 

Motivation

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. 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, 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 its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.Ira Glass

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

A year from now you may wish you had started today.Karen Lamb

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it.Steve Jobs


 

User Experience Design

The way you accomplish tasks with a product, what you do and how it responds – that’s the interface.Jef Raskin, Former Apple Employee

The interface is the way, it’s not a thing, it’s not part of a thing, it’s not a ‘what’, it’s a ‘how’Oliver Reichenstein

If there were no constraints, it’s not design — it’s art.Matias Duarte

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.Milton Glaser

It’s not what the software does.It’s what the user does.Hugh Mclead

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Confucius

But how could you live and have no story to tell?Dostoyevsk

You are welcome to contribute to this collection. ? Just leave a comment below or hit me up on twitter.