Little Plans

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably in themselves will not be realized. Make big plans, aim high in hopes and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing intensity. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us.

Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.

Daniel Burnham via ACW

Third Story

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.


Elementary, My Dear

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is far more daring than any effort of the imagination.

Sherlock Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Good & True

No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in… I tried to make a real old man, a real boy, a real sea and a real fish and real sharks. But if I made them good and true enough they would mean many things.

Ernest Hemingway speaking about The Old Man and the Sea | 1951

Ten Things

1. You can only work for people that you like.

2. If you have a choice, never have a job.

3. Some people are toxic. Avoid them.

4. Professionalism is not enough.

5. Less is not necessarily more.

6. Style is not to be trusted.

7. How you live changes your brain.

8. Doubt is better than certainty.

9. On Aging: It doesn’t matter.

10. Tell the Truth.

From Milton Glaser’s AIGA talk in London | November 22, 2001 | Read the rest