„Young people get the foolish idea that what is new for them must be new for everybody else too. No matter how unconventional they get, they're just repeating what others before them have done.“

Source: After the Banquet

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„A young man must let his ideas grow, not be continually rooting them up to see how they are getting on.“

—  William McFee American writer 1881 - 1966

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„Young people must break machines to learn how to use them; get another made!“

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„When the newspapers have got nothing else to talk about, they cut loose on the young. The young are always news. If they are up to something, that's news. If they aren't, that's news too.“

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„Changing what you want to get done takes a second. Recalibrating & getting the new thing to happen is a martial art.“

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„No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out.“

—  Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013

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„You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

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„I personally love auditioning. It's not just about that part: it's about getting to meet new people and really introducing myself to them - getting my name out there more than getting just that project.“

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„No idea is original, there's nothing new under the sun, it's never what you do, but how it's done“

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