A list of awesome quotes from awesome people.


Jeong Kwan, Buddhist Monk and Chef

“Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the environment, the phenomenal world around you. You must be able to freely move in and out of your mind. This is being free. There is no way you can’t open up your creativity. There is no ego to speak of. That is my belief.”


Ana Ros, Slovenian Chef

“If we don’t have love, it’s difficult to work well. And in the kitchen, that’s extremely important. When one is loved, she can create better. There is more passion. More beautiful thoughts. Because of love, we do nice things.”


Massimo Vignelli, Italian Designer

“The repercussion of ugliness is endless.”


Ilse Crawford, British Interior Designer

“Empathy is a cornerstone of design.”


Francis Mallmann, Argentine Chef

“I think that the worst enemies we have in life are routine and fear. They are the two things that paralyze us.”