Doing Your Own Thing Quotes by Jennifer Estep, Bob Dylan, James Iha, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver James, Fred Durst and many others.
Now, back to my vacation idea.” Finn grinned, showing off his perfect white teeth. “Just think about it. You, Owen, me, and Bria, all happily ensconced in a swanky hotel by a beautiful beach. Bria in a bikini. You and Owen doing your own thing, Bria in a bikini. Did I mention Bria in a bikini?
Don’t know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool.
So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before – or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
I made a lot mistakes that I’m grateful for, because I won’t make them again and I won’t let my artists make them, or I’ll tell them, ‘Don’t do this.’ A lot of them still make them anyway, but you can’t be told things when you’re doing your own thing.
It’s like you’re a character in this book that everyone around you is writing, and suddenly you have to say, ‘I’m sorry, but this role isn’t right for me’. And you have to start writing your own life and doing your own thing.
Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard
There’s no greatest moment in the arts. It’s a life; it’s a continuity thing. You can’t have a great moment because it’s spiritual. It’s a belief; it’s a calling. If you’re an artist, doing your own thing on your own, it’s while you’re doing it that counts. It’s a process. If you get too elated, you can get too depressed.
Doing your own thing is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource.
Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time, it’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.