“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter” – Blaise Pascal, 1657.
As the years roll by and the digital world advances that quote becomes more and more relevant to our busy newsfeeds.
Here’s to not silencing our inner-editors so we can deliver chopped, concise messages when we need to 🙂
“He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it–namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”
– “Tom Sawyer”, by Mark Twain
“You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.”
Guess who that quote is from?
UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
When did you last really challenge yourself?
“I don’t trust someone who is nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they’d treat me the same way if I was in that position”
– Muhammad Ali
Now, that’s some real talk right there.
As technology becomes more advanced and we become more lost in our phones, feeds and notifications I think social skills will slip.
Which means that, for those of us who still retain our social skills, we’ll be in a better position to influence our way to where we want to be.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
– Wayne Gretzky
“I don’t know the rules of grammar. If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language”
– David Ogilvy.
Sometimes with copy you need to sacrifice a bit of grammar for a bit of easy reading.
“Do good work and share it with people.”
― Austin Kleon