Califoregonian

Month: March, 2012

What I Know For Sure

“A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we hadn’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.” –Grey’s Anatomy

Good Ol’ Mr. Whipple…

A professor of mine recommended a book to me written by Luke Sullivan called, Hey, Mr. Whipple, Squeeze This. He recommended this book to me because I aspire to be a part of advertising someday, and this book has been a smashing hit of a recommendation so far. Not even half way through the book, and already I have SIX pages of quotes saved on my Kindle. I’m a quote person, but I mean, SIX pages is still a lot. Snaps to Mr. Sullivan!

Don’t squeeze the Charmin!

Quotes I will base my career off of:

1. “But you’ve got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don’t feel it, nothing will happen.”

2. “The more intellectual you grow, the more you lose the great intuitive skills that really touch and move people.”

3. “Advertising is what happens on TV when people go to the bathroom.”

4. “Somewhere between these two places, however, is where you want to be–a balance between healthy skepticism of your reason for living and a solar confidence in your ability to come up with a fantastic idea every time you sit down to work.”

5. “Find an adjective and stick to it.”