This is a new page where I've started to collect quotes that I've come across that have a special meaning for me.
Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do...
Jack Kerouac, letter to Ed White, 1950
We become ourselves through others.
Vygotsky, L.S. (1989) ‘Concrete human psychology’, Soviet Psychology, 27(2), 53–77.
Imitation to the intelligent and earnest imitator is never slavish,
never mere repetition; it is, on the contrary, a means for further
ends, a method of absorbing what is present in others and of making
it over in forms peculiar to one’s own temper and valuable to one’s
Baldwin, J.M. (1906) Mental Development in the Child and the Race, Macmillan,
New York. p. 22
[T]he only good kind of instruction is that which marches ahead of
development and leads it; it must be aimed not so much at the ripe
as the ripening functions . . . instruction must be oriented toward the
future, not the past.
Vygotsky, L.S. (1986) Thought and Language, MIT Press, London. pp. 188–189