"The way I've gotten to where I am was not thinking about getting anywhere. I really mean this -- I don't think about where things are going. I think about where I am and how much I am engaged in what I'm doing. That's one of the early lessons I learned after 10 years in business:
If you feel put upon or if you feel like you have to do something you're never going to be good at, you're never going to do it well. The lesson I learned is unless everybody is doing exactly as they please, it's not going to work. I've learned that in hiring and working with people that unless they're doing exactly as they please and what they feel they are good at and feel challenged in doing, then you're not going to get good work out of them. Get someone who really needs the thing you want them to do." - Isaac Mizrahi, the fashion designer.
"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received--hatred. The great creators--the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors--stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced... But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won." - Ayn Rand
“Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.” - not sure "To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." - Thomas Edison
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw