On wisdom

On wisdom

Andrew Zuckerman’s latest feat reveals how 51 people weigh in on the topic of wisdom. Some selections:

Your best work is your expression of yourself. You may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you’re the only expert in it.” —Frank Gehry

You can’t get to wonderful without passing through alright. You can’t skip from not being able to function all the way over to running the show.” —Bill Withers

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get the work done. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lighting to strike you in the brain, you’re not going to make an awful lot of work.” —Chuck Close

Life isn’t perfect. It never will be. You just have to make the very best of it. You have to open your heart to what the world can show you. And sometimes it’s terrifying and sometimes it’s beautiful. And I’ll take both, thanks.” —Graham Nash

Wisdom indeed.