Tag: quotes

Mar 14, 2014

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was the only one to write back and his advice is worth reading. If you can’t…

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Jan 14, 2014

15 Unintentionally Profound Quotes

15 Unintentionally Profound Quotes

Sometimes the most thought-provoking wisdom can come from the unlikeliest of sources. Which of course makes it all the more profound… Below you will find a collection of the most unintentionally profound quotes ever. From the Microsoft Word documents you stare at each day, to that three-year-old jar of mayonnaise in your fridge; inspiration…

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Oct 8, 2013

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the website. At first I was surprised, but soon realized that we all want to simplify and improve our lives; especially when a solution to…

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Sep 26, 2013

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling

Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Last week, artist and User Experience Director at Visceral Games (a subsidiary…

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May 1, 2013

15 Famous Quotes on Friendship

15 Famous Quotes on Friendship

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘famous quotes‘ compilation so I culled through hundreds of quotes on ‘friendship’ last night, and these wee the fifteen that resonated most. I then overlaid the quote onto a picture because what would a Sifter post without images be? If you have any personal favourites to…

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Nov 8, 2012

10 Famous Quotes About Art

10 Famous Quotes About Art

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘famous quotes‘ compilation so I went through a series of art-related quotes last night, and these are the ten that really resonated with me. If you have any personal favourites to add, let me know in the comments! If there are enough I can update the…

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Mar 28, 2012

15 Famous Quotes on Creativity

15 Famous Quotes on Creativity

The Sifter spent last night poring over hundreds of famous and inspirational quotes on creativity. Below is a collection of our 15 favourites. Let us know which ones resonate with you the most, and feel free to counter any you disagree with. There are infinite views on creativity, here are fifteen famous ones…

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