This week I traveled to the city of Santa Marta in Colombia, finished reading Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance, as well as John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story.
On top of that, I met quite a number of people, read countless articles and listened to several new podcasts as well.
Below are some of the quotes that left an impression on me:
“When you do what you want to do and speak what you want to speak, you’re already enjoying yourself. You’re already happy, which is what you hope to get from their positive opinion anyhow.” — Noah Elkrief, on how to do what you want and not care what people think.
“You never know what you have the ability to do, until you dig.” — Mike Kinney (pro wrestler), during a TED Talk on confidence and potential.
“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
― Haruki Murakami, from his book
“Audiences love both the feeling part (reliving the life) and the thinking part (figuring out the puzzle) of a story. Every good story has both.”
― John Truby, from his book