“If you weren’t as good as the next guy then work longer. Work faster. … Sometimes s*** needs to get done” – Kevin Costner in 2012, as told to Cal Fussman.
“Life is basically a game of solitaire and so you’re only playing yourself ” – Lionel Ritchie in 2012, as told to Cal Fussman.
Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin
— “Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function.” – Temple Grandin in 2008, from an oral history at Colorado State University You’ve probably heard the story that Einstein – whose name is synonymous with genius – didn’t seem destined for much when he was a small child. He…
Legends like Robin Williams, Gene Wilder, and Bill Murray can not only bring humor to the stage, they can tap a depth of emotions and inward thought that can make an audience stop and think.
— This trio of merry pranksters didn’t give a shit what anybody thought. Or did they? Here’s Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and Hunter S. Thompson from a collection of lost interviews that we uncovered in the archives. These recordings were made between 1967 and 1987 thanks to Joe Smith, Howard Smith, and Studs Terkel. .…
— “I go where the wind is. That’s my church.” – Neil Young in 2006, as told to Cal Fussman. What I’ve Learned: a series produced by Esquire and Quoted Studios http://classic.esquire.com You might also like our Blank on Blank series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Executive Producer DAVID GERLACH Interviewer CAL FUSSMAN Illustrator JOE McKENDRY Director PATRICK SMITH…
The inspirations and life experiences that helped shaped their destinies
What do you do when you know you’re not as good as the next guy?
The world-famous oceanographer and undersea explorer who invented the Aqua-Lung dared to go where no one had gone before.
How do we stigmatize people who are different from us?
Journey into the mind of Leonard Cohen.
“He’s just a guy with a guitar with a little mischief underneath.”
Your parents named you before they knew you.
Embed from Getty Images — “You can’t get very far in life if you don’t get away from Self” – George Washington Carver in 1939 The famed scientist and inventor best known for the amazing work he did with peanuts — he cooked up over 100 uses for peanuts including plastics and gasoline — gave…
Embed from Getty Images — “Death is on the back of everyone’s minds whether they want to admit it or not” – Francis Ford Coppola on July 28, 1996 — Get the best stories from The Good Men Project delivered straight to your inbox, here. — Photo credit: Getty Images