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Some design inspiration from Darkchylde’s feed on weheartit.

Very interesting images, take a look, not for the sensitive though.

I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous—a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.—

Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

“The creator lives for his work. He needs no other men. His primary goal is within himself. The parasite lives second-hand. He needs others. Others become his prime motive. The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive. To a creator, all relations with men are secondary.”

– Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

I’ve been getting to know some fellow creators recently and I am immensely excited about the epic things to come!

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Anais Nin

“Every man creates his meaning and form and goal.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“My dear fellow, who will let you?
That is not the point. The point is, who will stop me.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“Nothing can be reasonable or beautiful unless it’s made by one central idea, and the idea sets every detail.”

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

I tend to limit myself, and more dangerously so, to convince myself that I do so for my own safety. When in truth I just like my comfort zones, I can pass an entire weekend on my bed behind my laptop with no complaint. But it’s not healthy. It is absolutely necessary to leave your room or desk to have an adventure! And working is no excuse, Nietzsche said; “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” Go find inspiration.

I’ve missed out on a lot because I was busy, scared, intimidated, lazy, or disinterested. And I’ve learnt this lesson before, but it’s easy to slip back into old habits, so I keep reminding myself. It’s not the outside that’s icky it’s my perception that’s skewed.

A photo I took, it makes quite a pretty background. Click on image for full size version.

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