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“Typography belongs to the people. Typography does not belong to graphic designers. Visual communication, like verbal communication belongs to all. Just as we are all free to speak, we should all be allowed to communicate graphically. Trained designers are not the only ones who have earned the right to do so. Designers who stand in opposition to such “untrained” communication stand in the way of democracy and the right to speak our minds.”

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“The sanest people, I think, are those happily unafflicted with ambition — whether for power, wealth, fame or achievement — who want only to work at some useful job, to love someone and to live in a nice place with some wind chimes on the porch. Maybe a bird feeder.”

— Tim Kreider (via)

Expectations

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From Star Trek: The Next Generation (S2: E1)

“Don’t you always do what’s expected?”
“I try.”
“Even if it’s not what you really want?”
“Sometimes. Sometimes it’s more important to consider others before yourself.”
“Yes…but sometimes the game is to know when to consider yourself before others. Give yourself permission to be selfish.”

“Doing and making are acts of hope, and as that hope grows, we stop feeling overwhelmed by the troubles of the world. We remember that we - as individuals and groups - can do something about those troubles.”

— Corita Kent

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”

— Steven Wright

“I don’t want the process to be my enemy. […] The process has to be your friend. You have to love being there, you have to love the chair you’re in.”

— Meryl Streep

“We’re all waiting for something new to come through that door. And nothing is newer, nothing is less expected, than the impossibly old.”

— Tim Carmody (via)

“The movies that last, the ones we return to, don’t always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart.”

— Roger Ebert

“Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.”

— Wendell Berry

“My mantra is, “Be who you are, know who you know, feel where you are.” That’s all you have in the end.”

— Meryl Streep