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Stuff that makes me think, or that I am glad other people are thinking about.

You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey! THAT’S SHOWBIZ BABY.

Milla Jovovich on Hellboy
Milla Jovovich Hellboy critics

You never know who needs you. Good energy is contagious.

from the wall behind the counter at Café Blanca
You never know who needs you. Good energy is contagious.

Beware the panic effect that accompanies the high cost of studio time:

One becomes increasingly oriented toward results, and progressively less inclined to engage in experimental activities that might not lead anywhere.

As a result of this, one focuses one’s attention on the safe bet, on the tried and tested techniques.

Brian Eno

If you’re ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.

david bowie exists same time as you

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.

Neil Gaiman, A Game of You

Education is more than job training. It’s people development.

Jody Stark, University of Manitoba

We work with politicians, but neither of us will choose to run for office. We are specialized in what we dig into and what we know.

Bill and Melinda Gates on the possibility of entering politics, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 190212

No scientific proof can make someone stop hating something if their hatred gives them pleasure…

Paul Doiron, The Precipice