“Most of us, of course have never taken such vows—but we choose to live like monks anyway, rooting ourselves to a home or a career and using the future as a kind of phony ritual that justifies the present. In this way, we end up spending (as Thoreau put it) ‘the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it.’ ” -Rolf Potts

Quote taken from the book: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

“The professional cannot allow the actions of others to define his reality. Tomorrow morning the critic will be gone, but the writer will still be there facing the blank page. Nothing matters but that he keep working. Short of a family crisis or the outbreak of World War III, the professional shows up, ready to serve the gods.” -Steven Pressfield

From the book: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

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