please may I contribute a quote?
yes, you can.
read more on this post about William Morris here.
This wasn’t made for this site, and it’s not the type of quote I was thinking would be featured on this site…but it made me smile. Hiller seems to have a way with that in his work, and there’s plenty of room for that to go around.
(via Zigazig by hillergoodspeed on Etsy)
Here’s an anonymous entry, I tried searching for the creator of the image but came up with nothing. Let me know if you know who created it.
I did, however, found out who the quote is credited to which no other site that’s posted it has bothered to figure out.
Thanks to my father-in-law for sending this one in after seeing it posted on Facebook.
"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman
I also found it interesting that “Come Alive!” is also the title of the great book on Sister Corita by Julie Ault. I’m excited to be taking part in a writing workshop with Julie in the spring so I hope to find out if there’s indeed a connection to that title.
Got a quote that’s inspired you and your work? Make an image of it and submit it!
The following image came in from a Cite to Excite Tumblr follower with an amazing name: Cat Rocketship. She claims that’s her real name too!
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
I decided that this blog could not only be a place where new pieces are created around inspiring quotes, but to also highlight works that involve inspiring quotes that already exist.
Ray Fenwick is an awesome artist/illustrator/dood from Canada who incorporates amazing hand drawn type in a lot of his work. I’ve worked with him several times over the years including stuff for the wurst and also creating some amazing shirt graphics for me when I was art directing t-shirts at Nike.
We got this print when Pantry Press printed it back in 2007, and I still love it for several reasons. I was a huge fan of Bill & Ted’s Excellent adventure and the phrase is super relevant to what I feel my work is about right now…and it’s a plain good advice for everyone!
Maybe Pantry Press will reprint it in a new colorway!
"If I had six hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend the first four sharpening the saw" -Abraham Lincoln
This one comes from a fella that goes by the name of Vincent Griffin. I met him through the wonders of that magical thing called Instagram and have since been scheming up different collaboration projects that I’m really excited about. He’s also the force behind the band Bear Colony that has some great tunes to shake what your momma gave you.
Here’s what Vince had to say about the quote he selected:
"I stumbled across this quote while doing some research on James Victore’s dinner party series. It struck a chord within me because as designers, illustrators, communicators, etc… I think what’s more important than the work is what makes your work meaningful. I am a collector of many things… music, posters, books, experiences and it all plays into how I work and what ideas come to me. Often times I will sit or go for a walk before starting a project and gather thoughts on what strikes me as relevant. How will I tell my story through imagery? How will I be honest? I am sharpening the saw per say by collecting and it always makes the work that I do important to me.
I hope that makes sense!
Thanks for having me be a part of this awesome project!”
Never Tell Me That You’ve Given Up and Joined Them - Eliot Khalil Wilson
This one comes from Kate Rhoades. Thanks, Kate!
Kate says: “This is a line from a poem called Lost Girl Ballad.”