Quotes About Productivity

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Stephen King
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Bruce Lee
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”
Bruce Lee

Criss Jami
“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Theodore Roosevelt
“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Jarod Kintz
“Taking a break. Been working solid for the last few hours, as opposed to working liquid, which is more drinkable. Can I pour you a glass of productivity?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Ayn Rand
“Productiveness is your acceptance of morality, your recognition of the fact that you choose to live--that productive work is the process by which man's consciousness controls his existence, a constant process of acquiring knowledge and shaping matter to fit one's purpose, of translating an idea into physical form, of remaking the earth in the image of one's values--that all work is creative work if done by a thinking mind, and no work is creative if done by a blank who repeats in uncritical stupor a routine he has learned from others--that your work is yours to choose, and the choice is as wide as your mind, that nothing more is possible to you and nothing less is human--that to cheat your way into a job bigger than your mind can handle is to become a fear-corroded ape on borrowed motions and borrowed time, and to settle down into a job that requires less than your mind's full capacity is to cut your motor and sentence yourself to another kind of motion: decay--that your work is the process of achieving your values, and to lose your ambition for values is to lose your ambition to live--that your body is a machine, but your mind is its driver, and you must drive as far as your mind will take you, with achievement as the goal of your road--that the man who has no purpose is a machine that coasts downhill at the mercy of any boulder to crash in the first chance ditch, that the man who stifles his mind is a stalled machine slowly going to rust, that the man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap, and the man who makes another man his goal is a hitchhiker no driver should ever pick up--that your work is the purpose of your life, and you must speed past any killer who assumes the right to stop you, that any value you might find outside your work, any other loyalty or love, can be only travelers you choose to share your journey and must be travelers going on their own power in the same direction.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Jarod Kintz
“How many seconds does it take to win second? As many as it takes to win first—if you don’t use them properly.”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
Charles Caleb Colton

David Allen
“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”
David Allen

Douglas R. Hofstadter
“Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law”
Douglas R. Hofstadter

“My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.”
Francine Jay, Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify

Criss Jami
“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Corita Kent
“Consider everything an experiment.”
Corita Kent

Henry Hazlitt
“When Alexander the Great visited the philosopher Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for him, Diogenes is said to have replied: ‘Yes, stand a little less between me and the sun.’ It is what every citizen is entitled to ask of his government.”
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Evelyn Underhill
“On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur.”
Evelyn Underhill

Alexander Graham Bell
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus”
Alexander Graham Bell

Leo Babauta
“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”
Leo Babauta

Brian Tracy
“...you cannot eat every tadpole and frog in the pond, but you can eat the biggest and ugliest one, and that will be enough, at least for the time being.

Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Corita Kent
“Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while.”
Corita Kent

Jarod Kintz
“One of the most productive ways a government can spend money on the people is by building more prisons. That’s what makes the US so great. That’s what freedom is all about.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Corita Kent
“To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self disciplined is to follow in a better way.”
Corita Kent

David Allen
“You don't actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it "done.”
David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Corita Kent
“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”
Corita Kent

Brian Tracy
“You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else. Nature is neutral. Nature doesn't care. If you do what other successful people do, you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do. And if you don't, you won't.”
Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals

Jarod Kintz
“The only thing better than being productive, is being reproductive.
”
Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

David Allen
“When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.”
David Allen, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done

Criss Jami
“I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Samuel Butler
“If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.”
Samuel Butler

Adriana Trigiani
“It [money] doesn't have anything have anything to do with the magnificence of a person. It doesn't. What matters is what you make. Whether it's a cake for bingo night or a costume for a saint or a wall of water--whatever you pour into this life is what makes you rich.”
Adriana Trigiani, Rococo

Tao Lin
“that was bad; i shouldn't have done that

to prevent you from entering a catatonic state
i am going to maintain a calm facial expression
with crinkly eyes and an overall friendly demeanor
i believe in a human being that is not upset
i believe if you are working i should not be insane
or upset--why am i ever insane or upset and not working?
i vacuumed the entire house this morning
i cleaned the kitchen and the computer room
and i made you a meat helmet with computer paper
the opportunity for change exists in each moment, all moments are alone
and separate from other moments, and there are a limited number of moments
and the idea of change is a delusion of positive or negative thinking
your hands are covering your face
and your body moves like a statue
when i try to manipulate an appendage
if i could just get you to cry tears of joy one more time”
Tao Lin, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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