“Who we are is but a stepping stone to what we can become…” – Deus Ex: Human Revolution

 “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee, legend

 “Well, that’s just like us artisans. You can’t expect perfection when you’re just starting.” – Mr. Nishi, Whisper of the Heart

 “If I wanted to create the music that I loved, it would be best to stay independent and I should expect to stay poor and struggling for quite a bit longer.” – Emi Evans, singer

“I got a great idea” but who gives a shit? Idea is so irrelevant, execution is everything. There is no good idea without execution.” – Ken Levine, game designer

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein, genius

“Stop planning to do that thing you want to do and just do it!” – Felicia Day, superstar geek

“I give away music because I want to make music, and I can’t make music unless I make money, and I won’t make any money unless I get heard, and I won’t get heard unless I give away music.” – Jonathan Coulton, musician

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” – Aristotle, philosopher

“This ultimately is the role of a designer: How do you take those constraints and create something that’s unique and then layer on a story or some kind of a background that explains why those things exist? Ultimately that’s the reason that Luigi is green, but it’s one of those little development anecdotes that I wanted to share and is to me an important facet of designing: how you use what could be a constraint and use that to develop something new.” – Shigeru Miyamoto, legendary game developer

“I didn’t have big family expenses. I didn’t have high expectations. I was willing to try solutions that other people may not even have thought of. I’m not saying they were all smart solutions, but I tried them.” – Fred DeLuca, founder of Subway

“Do as you feel is best, and you can do no wrong.” – Lezaford, FFTA2

“At the end of the day, understand that “success” is a word with as many meanings as there are people to define it. Choose your meaning carefully and live with the joy – and consequences – of your choice.” – Warren Spector

“We don’t need to know what’s coming tomorrow, so that we can live today to the fullest!” – Natsu

“How do you carve a statue of an elephant? Get a block of marble and remove anything that doesn’t look like an elephant.” – Unknown

“Our role as humans becomes literalized in video games: our anxieties become zombies, our courage becomes magic, and our lives become a world that needs to be saved.”Paul Wallace

“be the best, stay small, and don’t lose any money.” – George Lucas

“…making a game is like writing a book, if you want to do it, you can do it.” – Mark Cerny, industry vet

“We all have 10, 000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out, the better.” – Walt Stanchfield, Disney animator


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