Posts tagged ‘Subverting the Status Quo’

November 2, 2011

Subverting the Status Quo – A Collection of Quotes

by StefiaMadelyne
“You need to aim beyond what you are capable of.  You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end [and] try to do the thing that you’re incapable of.  Make your vision of where you want to be a reality.  Nothing is impossible.” ~ Paul Arden
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“I don’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.  I’m frightened of the old ones.”  ~ John Cage

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~ Walter Bagehot

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”  ~ Robert Fritz

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage.  If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator.  And change has its enemies.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy

“The question is not who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.”  ~ Ayn Rand

“People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional.” ~ Warren Buffet

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision again the play-it-safers, the creators of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”  ~ Sir Cecil Beaton

November 2, 2011

Failing to Conform, Refusing to Settle

by StefiaMadelyne



“‘Unreasonable,’ ‘unrealistic,’ and ‘impractical’ are all words used to marginalize a person or idea that fails to conform with conventionally expected standards.  My response is that the world needs more people who fail to conform and refuse to settle…  Innovation comes from entrepreneurs and others who are willing to accept risk and try new things… Leave the ‘real world’ to those who are happy with it, and come join the living world.”


from The Art of Non-Conformity:  Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want and Change the World ~ Chris Guillebeau