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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

Austin Kleon

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.”

“But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow.”

“We all love things that other people think are garbage. You have to have the courage to keep loving your garbage, because what makes us unique is the diversity and breadth of our influences, the unique ways in which we mix up the parts of culture others have deemed “high” and the “low.” When you find things you genuinely enjoy, don’t let anyone else make you feel bad about it. Don’t feel guilty about the pleasure you take in the things you enjoy. Celebrate them.”

“the worst troll is the one that lives in your head.”

“Don’t try to be hip or cool. Being open and honest about what you like is the best way to connect with people who like those things, too.”

“You can’t be content with mastery; you have to push yourself to become a student again.”

“Become a documentarian of what you do.”

“The world is changing at such a rapid rate that it’s turning us all into amateurs.”

“The trouble with imaginative people is that we're good at picturing the worst that could happen to us. Fear is often just the imagination taking a wrong turn.”

“The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something.”

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