How to live well? Through these famous quotes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 28 April 2014

We know famous people say some pretty ridiculous things these days, but step back a few years (or centuries) to when wisdom was valued over celebrity and you’ll find a number of timeless quotes on how to live well. Illustrator Lisa Congdon has put together these quotes – as well as the most colorful pictures […]

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Famous thinkers quoting Herald Sun readers

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Friday 20 December 2013

AKTIFMAG has finally released their annual Top 20ish famous thinkers quoting Herald Sun readers’ photo series. This 2013 edition is actual comments and letters from the readers of Herald Sun, a morning tabloid newspaper in Melbourne. AKTIFMAG is a satirical and analytical website that look at popular and unpopular culture that started as a zine […]

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Posters inspired by classic quotes by Evan Robertson

Sara Halas Reader Find

By Sara Halas in New Illustration on Friday 10 May 2013

New York based graphic designer Evan Robertson has created posters inspired by his favourite quotes from literary geniuses such as Fitzgerald, T.S Eliot and Hemingway. Each time he came across a ‘little jewel’ of a sentence” he would ‘let the words be a springboard for an illustration’. He hopes to engage both the mind and […]

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Samuel Beckett’s motivational quotes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 28 November 2012

Me and my pal, we recently caught a staging of Waiting for Godot by ABA Productions, then did the perfectly Beckettish thing of walking out right after Act I, thinking it was the end of the play (hey, nobody said ‘intermission’). The Beckettish worldview can get quite bleak, even if it’s in a tragicomic way, so the idea of viewing Beckett quotes (yes, they actually exist here and here) as motivational ones makes me laugh.

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Zen Pencils: a comic blog of inspirational quotes

Gavin Aung Than Reader Find

By Gavin Aung Than in Cool Websites on Monday 16 April 2012

Zen Pencils is a comic blog I launched a couple of months ago. I take famous and inspirational quotes and adapt them into comic strips. These quotes can come from anyone that interests me: whether it be serious dudes, like Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan, or rebels, such as Hunter S. Thompson and George Carlin.

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Idiotic yet brilliant sayings by Karl Pilkington

Josh Best Reader Find

By Josh Best in Cool Websites on Saturday 10 March 2012

Karl Pilkington is probably my favorite person in the world. If you don’t know of him, he’s the personal punching bag of Ricky Gervais. You may have heard his voice on the animated Ricky Gervais Show or seen him on An Idiot Abroad. This website has collected a wealth of his idiotic (and brilliant) sayings. […]

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