„If you really want to do it nothing and no one is going to stop you, if you don't really want to do it, nothing and no one is going to help you.“
— Dave Sim Canadian cartoonist, creator of Cerebus 1956
„I'm really greedy, you see. I want to do everything. I just want to get better. Fame is OK, but if my picture is in a magazine and my performance is shit, then I've gone backwards.“
— Joshua Jackson Canadian actor 1978
As quoted in the article 'Canada dry' in the London Evening Standard (March 11th, 2005)
— Bob Black American anarchist 1951
Context: What I really want to see is work turned into play. A first step is to discard the notions of a "job" and an "occupation." Even activities that already have some ludic content lose most of it by being reduced to jobs which certain people, and only those people, are forced to do to the exclusion of all else. Is it not odd that farm workers toil painfully in the fields while their airconditioned masters go home every weekend and putter about in their gardens? Under a system of permanent revelry, we will witness the Golden Age of the dilettante which will put the Renaissance to shame. There won't be any more jobs, just things to do and people to do them.
„If you want to innovate at scale, you have to get really clear about your values. What do you really want in your company? What is really important to you?“
— Marc Benioff American businessman 1964
Diginomica: "Connect18 – Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on what happens next with MuleSoft" https://diginomica.com/2018/05/09/salesforce-ceo-marc-benioff-on-what-happens-next-with-mulesoft/ (9 May 2018)
„Who wants to brave those bronze beauties
Lying in the sun.
With their long soft hair falling
Flying as they run.
Oh they smile so shy
And they flirt so well
And they lay you down so fast
Till you look straight up and say
Oh lord, am I really here at last?“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
Context: Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks, and do what you really want to do.