Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fail Better


When I was in London, I saw this quote by Samuel Beckett and thought it was kind of depressing, but encouraging at the same time. There are so many things that we fail at that may destroy our will to continue trying them, but try them again we must and if we fail again, it is with more knowledge than when we failed the first time.

18 comments:

fatafelice said...

This is my best friend's favorite quote! Any plans to sell this one? Or even make prints? I would definitely be interested. If so, email me at: beth_schofield at hotmail dot com.

Lisa said...

I love this too... it is so true that there is no learning without failure. I too would love to buy a print of it for my junior high classroom. Will you please tell me if that might be an option? ljhub8@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Cindy said...

Yes! I'll make prints tonight. Glad you guys like it!

Le Bolide said...

It reminds me of the Dinosaur Comics shirt that says "Failure is just success rounded down."

Le Bolide said...

Which is to say, It's Awesome!

plainoldsarah said...

oh - so beautiful in every way! you are indeed the talented one. i think i like the dinosaur quote a lot too.

Betty Grace said...

Wow your stuff is so cool. I linked here through Sarah. I don't think I've met you, but I feel like I know you because you seem to be linked to everyone's blog or linkup profile that I know. Anyway, I'm going to have to look through your stuff and possible make a purchase. Very fun.

diana said...

Beautiful. So simple I love it!

bookwurmy said...

will you be selling this one? or a print of it? bookwurmy@gmail.com

Linnea said...

That is magic looking! I think your picture captured perfectly the optimism in the quote. I saw your scherenschnitte video on youtube, and I went and bought an x-acto knife today so I can get started. Thanks for the inspiration, and lesson! - Linnea

Sherpa said...

I love this.

Christine said...

Fab quote and beautiful papercut, just found your blog via here: http://ilovesurfacedesign.blogspot.com/

Annie said...

Sign me up for one of these too!
basic.annie@gmail.com

perilloparodies said...

you certainly have perfected doing people. well done!!! and what an interesting saying... I love to see the things you come up with. have a great day.

Tom Quinn. said...

Ike Turner used to say "I respectfully beat Tina."

It it kinda like that?

Tara said...

I agree with the others, you took a quote that might have sounded a bit sad, (depending on your mood when you read it). But you visually turned it into something so optimistic and uplifting, not to mention BEAUTIFUL! Your blog is lovely, I'm so glad I stumbled upon it!

perilloparodies said...

you are missed... so you know. have a great day. c

Cindy said...

Wow. Lots of comments I haven't responded to. Thanks guys.

Le Bolide, thanks. That's a funny quote. I like that.

Sarah, thanks!

Betty Grace, it would be nice to meet you as well!

Diana, thanks!

Bookwurmy, yes, eventually. I'll let you know.

Linnea, good luck with your cutting!

Sherpa, thanks!

Christine, thanks!

Tom, I don't know that it's like that so much, but maybe if that's how you feel like it is in your head, maybe that's how it is.

Tara, thanks!

Perilloparodies, thanks! You make me feel special!