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Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage
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“It doesn’t matter if you’re a model maker, a potter, a dancer, a programmer, a writer, a political activist, a teacher, a musician, a milliner, whatever. It’s all the same. Making is making, and none of it is failure.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
“I began furiously making lists, and more lists, until I was making lists of lists . . . .”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
“Now I love lists. I like long detailed lists. I like big unruly lists. I like sorting unsorted lists into outline form, then separating out their topics into lists of their own. Every single project I do involves the making of lists. I make them for organization, of course, but I also make them for assessment, for momentum as a stress reliever, and, counterintuitively, as a means to improve my creativity and free my thinking. There are daily lists, there are project lists. There are “things to order” lists. I make lists of pieces of research that I want together, lists of people I am collaborating with . . . . I make lists of things I need to purchase, things I need to find, and when all of those objects are going to get to me. And hopefully, finally, there are “homestretch” lists, that tell me I’m reaching the end.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
“This is one of the main reasons I believe that adolescence can be so fraught for so many. Just as we start to catch the barest glimpses of our true selves and begin to understand what it is about the world that fascinates and intrigues us, we often run right into people who aren’t ready to be encouraging and can be downright hostile to someone being “different.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
“The best part of making a list is, you guessed it, crossing things off.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
“Wrong turns are part of every journey. They are, as Kurt Vonnegut was fond of saying, “dancing lessons from God,” and the last thing we want to do is give our kids two left feet.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
“Engaging with my environment opened my eyes to the never-ending flow of ideas. But there's even another way to find inspiration, on that I have leaned on more and more as I've gotten older and more experienced: DIGGING RIGHT THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE RABBIT HOLE, by which I mean, going as deep as humanly possible on something you care greatly about, something you can't stop thinking about.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It