Day 4: “Do you know where you should be conscious of your worthlessness? Before God, if you please, before the human intellect, beauty, and nature, but not before people. Among people one must be conscious of one’s human dignity. You are not a swindler, but an honest fellow! Then respect the honest fellow in yourself and remember no honest man is ever insignificant.” Anton Chekov, age 19 - letter to his brother.
Day 2: “The world is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting it around, and changing the rules, and so forth. No. Any world is a living world if it’s alive and the thing is to bring it to life. The way to bring it to life is to find in your own case where your life is and be alive yourself.” - Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myths
“God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money. You could spend a million dollars on a piano part and it won’t make you a million dollars back. That’s just not how it works.” - Quincy Jones, the legend. [📸: @arface_]