Last week I went to see author John Green while he was on his book tour for Turtles All the Way Down. It was a fun night of emotional speeches, lectures from his brother Hank dressed as a turtle professor (really), dubious advice, and even music, but there was something Green said that really stuck with me.
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Davy Crockett is an American folk hero of mythic proportions, and was greatly popularised during the '50s and '60s thanks to Disney's TV miniseries and major motion pictures. But Crockett was a very real person in history, and he had a lot of wisdom to share.
I love a good inspirational quote, but most of the sappy crap you find posted on people's Instagram accounts is total garbage. Now you can generate your own inspirational garbage with InspiroBot.
The magic of productivity is really to just get started. You may know that already, but the reverse of that message -- to wait for inspiration to strike before you really do something -- keeps us from doing great work, says artist and photographer Chuck Close.
Web/Chrome: Whether you're saving inspirational quotes for later or doing some light research, Quotationr is a fast, free and flexible way to grab bits of text from around the web and save them to your account for future reference. Mark them public or private, tag them to keep them organised and come back later.
No one wants to be considered dull, whether you're meeting new people or trying to impress familiar ones. The quote above from Steal Like An Artist author Austin Kleon reminds us that the key to becoming a more interesting person is to become more interested.
Muhammad Ali is certainly best known as a boxer, but he's also an incredibly productive, inspirational person. He's done a lot in his life, so let's take a look at some of his best tips for gettings things done and enjoying life.
Chrome: We love a good quote here at Lifehacker. Using the Pullquote app for Chrome, sharing quotes on Twitter is easier -- and prettier -- than ever. It makes the quote a nice, retweet-friendly image.