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"Vision without execution is hallucination."


Thomas Edison

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Power of Commitment

I was going through some old files and came across this image of a sunset with my favorite Goethe quote that I created a few years ago. This particular quote has meant a lot to me in my writing and photo careers and in my day-to-day life. I have also used it often when fundraising for the noncommercial FM station (WPKN) where I have been doing a regular show for the past 17 or so years--Goethe's words seem to make people take action (like donating to a public station) in a very immediate way. I think the quote is worth reading and please feel free to download and save the file or pass it on to friends. Goethe was quite a fascinating character and you may not know it, but his essay on light and color is considered the greatest foundation on light and color ever written--1,400 pages long and written in 1810.

2 comments:

MaximeL said...

Very Inspiring!

Jeff Wignall said...

And so true! It's amazing how often when you finally decide to do something and act on it that all sorts of help comes to you--help you could never have anticipated. Goethe is correct: Boldness has magic.