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playwithfire
08-03-2013, 05:02 PM
Always put on a garter belt before your underwear. That way taking off your underwear is easy.

Crack eggs on a flat surface.

Drink a cup of coffee before a short nap so that the caffeine can go through your system and kick in when you wake up.

This quote about making art:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F-atSIUZ4is/Tfzn6543dnI/AAAAAAAABAY/u03FfEqMAbA/s1600/Ira+Glass+Quote.png

Fixer808
08-03-2013, 06:58 PM
Work SMART, not hard.

october_midnight
08-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Never eat anything bigger than your head.

Warped_Savant
08-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Every once in awhile it's okay to sweat the petty stuff... just make sure you never, ever pet the sweaty stuff.
-Dad

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Then give up, no use making a damn fool of yourself.
-Maternal Grandmother

Baphomette
08-03-2013, 08:48 PM
Cualquier tonto hace de sus nalgas un tambor. -My grandmother

Translation: Any idiot can turn his ass into a drum.

halloween
08-03-2013, 09:29 PM
I watched this video of Patti Smith (http://www.twentyfourbit.com/2013/04/video-patti-smiths-advice-to-young-artists) and I keep thinking about it often. Especially the advice that she received from William Burroughs, "Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises. Don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work. And make the right choices and protect your work. And if you can build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency."
In her video she expands a bit beyond the realm of artists too, but for me this advice has become so important to me while I think about juggling being an artist and the rest of my life.

Boots
09-06-2017, 10:31 PM
The best pieces of advice I found were from Will Smith:

1. "Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay."

2. "Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions."

3. "Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."

4. "We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care."

5. "Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better at hiding it than others."

6. "When you create art, the world has to wait."

7. ​"The first step is you have to say that you can."

playwithfire
09-07-2017, 06:00 PM
I spelled advise wrong.

jessamineny
09-07-2017, 06:18 PM
No, you're good here. Advise is a verb. (I advise you to...)

playwithfire
09-07-2017, 06:36 PM
;)

Halo Infinity
09-24-2017, 02:28 AM
http://inspirationalthinktank.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/All-change-is-not-growth.png

marodi
09-24-2017, 02:15 PM
You can observe a lot by watching. Yogi Berra

Truer words were never spoken. That man was a great sage. I'm not kidding. I love Yogi.

Halo Infinity
10-06-2017, 09:30 PM
http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-i-don-t-have-to-attend-every-argument-i-m-invited-to-w-c-fields-64-52-74.jpg

http://www.azquotes.com/image-quotes/Quotation-Wayne-Dyer-Conflict-cannot-survive-without-your-participation-8-41-45.jpg

http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-make-sure-your-worst-enemy-doesn-t-live-between-your-two-ears-laird-hamilton-51-95-94.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNkiDVRIdZI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4vFmdbhzlo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfj3Ffy-Y48


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrDV5Pw5Ny8

Boots
10-23-2017, 11:18 PM
Joe Hill: 'The best way to get even with anyone is to put them in the rearview mirror on your way to something better.'

Boots
11-06-2017, 09:36 PM
Never join a forum that's more than 10 years old. There will be long-running cliques that you will get left out of because you're the newbie. In that case, you are just better off sticking to Facebook or Twitter.

icklekitty
11-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Never join a forum that's more than 10 years old. There will be long-running cliques that you will get left out of because you're the newbie. In that case, you are just better off sticking to Facebook or Twitter.


But ETS is 15 years old :(

Halo Infinity
11-18-2017, 10:41 PM
@henryeatscereal (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1572) @elevenism (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=2475) - I thought that you both might love the way Jerry Seinfeld put this. It's definitely far easier said than done during the moment for/to me though, but I actually can still see and be willing to absolutely admit as to why it's worth it in the greater scheme of things. Thanks for being among the few to get this type of point across to me.

But of course, the "Seinfeldian" approach/take just gives it a special type of twist/kick/pep/vibe. ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFyEXv5G_g

playwithfire
11-19-2017, 02:54 AM
But ETS is 15 years old :(

I mean, she said "more than 10."

Louie_Cypher
11-19-2017, 08:41 AM
anything by bob Marley always seems to calm sooth me memories of good times and sunny days

Substance242
11-19-2017, 01:03 PM
Whenever I see this thread name, I think of this:

https://youtu.be/3t3bYq0xAS4?t=20s

So, not to be completely off-topic... advice... don't drink. :-)

Big Fat Matt
11-19-2017, 03:41 PM
Water always wins.
- Maternal Grandfather

It's better to be a smart-ass than a dumb-ass
- Maternal Grandmother

henryeatscereal
11-20-2017, 04:15 PM
@henryeatscereal (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1572) @elevenism (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=2475) - I thought that you both might love the way Jerry Seinfeld put this. It's definitely far easier said than done during the moment for/to me though, but I actually can still see and be willing to absolutely admit as to why it's worth it in the greater scheme of things. Thanks for being among the few to get this type of point across to me.

But of course, the "Seinfeldian" approach/take just gives it a special type of twist/kick/pep/vibe. ;)

That's a great video and a good advice too, i agree with everything that Seinfeld says, he knows that is best to be happy rather than always fight dumb people.

Boots
11-28-2017, 07:52 PM
I used to like this one guy. Then I realized there's a reason why he's still single. He spends all his free time online. He doesn't even read anymore. He has no car and he lives in a crappy apartment. He's a bigger loser than I am. At least I work out, read and make art sometimes. I guess the advice in this case would be don't be a loser. You need goals, dreams, and ambitions.

eversonpoe
11-29-2017, 07:38 AM
I used to like this one guy. Then I realized there's a reason why he's still single. He spends all his free time online. He doesn't even read anymore. He has no car and he lives in a crappy apartment. He's a bigger loser than I am. At least I work out, read and make art sometimes. I guess the advice in this case would be don't be a loser. You need goals, dreams, and ambitions.

uh, hey, have you heard of this thing called depression which saps all of your energy and makes it almost impossible to function like an active human being? maybe he's depressed and needs help.

gosh, you really are kind of a jerk, aren't you? here's my advice - stop being a jerk. you've consistently said weird or cruel things since joining this board and it's getting really tedious.

ekrekel
11-29-2017, 01:52 PM
..... In that case, you are just better off sticking to Facebook or Twitter.

In that vein; "Stay off Facebook"

kel
11-29-2017, 02:21 PM
I used to like this one guy. Then I realized there's a reason why he's still single. He spends all his free time online. He doesn't even read anymore. He has no car and he lives in a crappy apartment. He's a bigger loser than I am. At least I work out, read and make art sometimes. I guess the advice in this case would be don't be a loser. You need goals, dreams, and ambitions.

scroll above to your post regarding the *wisdom* of will smith:

"5. 'Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better at hiding it than others.'"

Halo Infinity
12-02-2017, 06:11 PM
https://www.all-greatquotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Picture-Quotes-Work-for-a-cause-not-for-applause.-Live-life-to-express-not-to-impress..jpg

http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-do-not-speak-unless-you-can-improve-the-silence-edmund-muskie-83-99-96.jpg

http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-when-you-re-in-your-lane-there-s-no-traffic-ava-duvernay-107-7-0793.jpg

Boots
03-30-2018, 10:18 AM
Whatever you
do, never
run back to what broke you
. - Frank Ocean
.

Boots
06-16-2018, 09:49 PM
When someone mistreats you or attacks you on a personal level, it says more about them than it does about you.

theimage13
06-19-2018, 09:07 AM
When someone mistreats you or attacks you on a personal level, it says more about them than it does about you.

Maybe...but let's not pretend that's a bad thing. If you start spewing racist bullshit, for example, then that's your personality and you're goddamn right I'm going to attack you for it.

So maybe that's my advice: when people are being horrible and shitty people, don't turn a blind eye and shrug it off - call them out.

Haysey
06-19-2018, 09:33 AM
Sometimes if your feeling tired, drink some water, it can help more then caffeine.

...in fact, just drinking more water is great advice!

Oh and something i live by on the internet...just don't be a dick. Nobody likes a dick.

eachpassingphase
06-19-2018, 10:03 AM
My mom (a former US Marshall and kind of a hard-ass in general) used to always tell us; "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" when we would injure ourselves doing something irresponsible. I still think about that before I'm about to do something that I know is dumb.

Also, if anybody here has ever struggled with fitness or weight loss, then I highly suggest you read the Henry Rollins essay "The Iron and the Soul". It's short, but a beautiful challenge that really helped me out a lot. http://rosstraining.com/blog/2009/12/04/iron-and-the-soul-by-henry-rollins/ (http://rosstraining.com/blog/2009/12/04/iron-and-the-soul-by-henry-rollins/)

I also once had somebody tell me that anytime you make a purchase, you should take a minute to think about how many hours you had to work to purchase that item and then decide if you really want it. This especially came in handy back when I was working for minimum wage because the jobs are usually miserable and you buy yourself a lot of cheap comforts when you are low-income and hate your job. So I would think about grabbing fast food late and night, then realize that I had to work 1-2 hours at the job I hated for a shitty plate of McDonald's or whatever. I walked away from a lot of needless purchases due to that advice and it really helped me out.

theimage13
06-19-2018, 08:44 PM
I also once had somebody tell me that anytime you make a purchase, you should take a minute to think about how many hours you had to work to purchase that item and then decide if you really want it. This especially came in handy back when I was working for minimum wage because the jobs are usually miserable and you buy yourself a lot of cheap comforts when you are low-income and hate your job. So I would think about grabbing fast food late and night, then realize that I had to work 1-2 hours at the job I hated for a shitty plate of McDonald's or whatever. I walked away from a lot of needless purchases due to that advice and it really helped me out.

I do something similar. I mean, sometimes I do exactly that. But sometimes I look at it as bartering for other things that I *might* want to buy. Like "okay...if I buy this video game, I need to tell myself 'no' the next three times I feel like going to the pub for a pint." Stuff like that. In essence, it's just basic budgeting - setting aside X amount of money for non-essentials - but comparing it to other things helps me think "which one of these would I rather spend my money on?" and that helps my decision-making.

eachpassingphase
06-20-2018, 10:09 AM
I like the concept of internally bartering. I do that with my diet sometimes too. Like, "well, you can have that pizza but it means you are eating grilled chicken for the next two days" or whatever.

Halo Infinity
02-16-2019, 09:33 PM
Two classic quotes that I still sometimes tend to take for granted or even forget altogether.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes. (I only learned about this one not too long ago, but it's still definitely something to constantly keep in mind, especially whenever I'm out and about in the world in a less than okay mood/mindset.)