“When you have to shoot, shoot; don’t talk” + more inspirational quotes

The Good, Bad and the Ugly ; Tuco Shoots

Note: This is an old post I made 4 years ago. It stayed in my drafts, I think it’s time to post it.

Yesterday I posted a status on my facebook page saying: “Talking about art makes me tired. Why do you need to talk about it so much? Just do it“.

I’ve decided it might be beneficial for some of you out there if I shared some related quotes that inspiring to me. This is not just about photography or art, it can be anything from life to parenting to work and so on. All of these are from a growing collection of mine. They’re all listed alphabetically. You can also access the original updated Google Docs file here.

Our lives today are cluttered with loads of crap we have to take everyday. If you just realise you can become and do whatever you want, everything is possible. Well, you probably can’t become a ring-tailed lemur, yet …but who knows, give it couple more decades with technology.

Anyway, going back to what I said above: JUST DO IT

“A small leak can sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.” – Charles F. Kettering
“At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet.” – Seth Godin
“Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.” – Unknown
“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.” – Napolean Hill
“Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it; doubt everything; but do not doubt yourself.” – André Gide
“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – André Gide
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napolean Hill
“Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.” – Cale Yarborough
“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth “you owe me”. Look what happens with a love like that – it lights the whole sky” – Daniel Ladinsky (Hafiz?)
“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.” – Vladimir Lenin
“He is able who thinks he is able.” – Buddha
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha
“How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.” – David Norris
“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” – Abraham Lincoln
“I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.” – Che Guevara
“I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” – Agatha Christie
“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha
“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.” – Dale Carnegie
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee
“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller
“In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” – Robert Frost
“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the Best…” – Frank Zappa
“Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” – Dale Carnegie
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
“Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye
“Life’s Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” – Elbert Hubbard
“My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” – John F. Kennedy
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman
“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – Dalai Lama
“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” – Mason Cooley
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy Goodman
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Les Brown
“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes
“The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.” – Bill Hicks
“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.” – Napoleon Hill
“The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” – Neil Gaiman
“The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein
“The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.” – Unknown
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” – Che Guevara
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha
“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” – Bertrand Russell
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.” – Virgil Garnett Thomson
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“We all desire a penis …or ‘happiness’ as we say in English.” – Chris Anderson
“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” – Dale Carnegie
“We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.” – John F. Kennedy
“What a pity human beings can’t exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow’s.” – Olin Miller
“When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.” – Lin Chi
“When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy
“Work like you don’t need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, And dance like no-one’s watching. ” – Unknown
“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk” – Unknown
“You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.” – Uncle Remus
“You gotta dance like nobody’s watching, dream like you will live forever, live like you’re going to die tomorrow and love like it’s never going to hurt.” – Meme Grifsters
“You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason