25 Hipster Quotes To Boost Your Inner Creative

Hipster Quotes & Creativity

The creative industry is a rich culture that values sincerity. We are a passionate breed of doers and thinkers who can sniff out bullsh-t from a mile away–it’s why many of us are hipsters/trendsetters (whether we want to admit it or not). While it sends most average people into a downward spiraling state of existentialism, creatives understand the value of counter-cultural discourse because it challenges us to think differently. Counterculture is the quad-shot Americano (brewed by a hipster) that feeds our brains, fuels our ingenuity, and inspires us to create.

So without further ado, we present to you our handpicked list of 25 counterculture hipster quotes to help boost your inner creative.

25 Hipster Quotes To Boost Your Inner Creative

1. “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.” -David Foster Wallace

2. “I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when it’s hollow, when ceilings are harder and farther away. Then I can breathe, and can think while others are sleeping, in a way can stop time, can have it so – this has always been my dream – so that while everyone else is frozen, I can work busily about them, doing whatever it is that needs to be done, like the elves who make the shoes while children sleep.” -Dave Eggers

3. “How beautiful is forgetting! What relief it would be for the world to lose some of its contents.” -Jonathan Safran Foer

4. “My heart, to put it more simply, got nostalgic for the present. Always a bad sign.” -Jonathan Lethem

5. “It has long been known to me that certain objects want you as much as you want them. These are the ones that become important, the objects that you hold dear. The others fade from your life entirely. You wanted them, but they did not want you in return.” -Sheila Heti

6. “To be alive, it seemed to me, as I stood there in all kinds of sorrow, was to be both original and reflection, and to be dead was to be split off, to be reflection alone.” -Teju Cole

7. “What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.” -Miranda July

8. “Remember this… develop a sense of nostalgia for something, or you’ll never figure out what’s important.” -Gary Shteyngart

9. “This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.” -Chuck Palahniuk

10. “That’s what the world is , after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.” ― Haruki Murakami

11. “A nation forgetting its own laughter is in a sad state of affairs” -Sherry Marie Gallagher

12. “Rather be dead than cool.” -Kurt Cobain

13. “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.” -Albert Camus

14. “Literature + Illness = Illness” -Roberto Bolano

15. “I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.” -Henry Miller

16. “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” -Blaise Pascal

17. “Having a dissenting opinion on movies, music, or clothes, or owning clever or obscure possessions, is the way middle-class people fight one another for status…Hipsters, then, are the direct result of this cycle of indie, authentic, obscure, ironic, clever consummerism…It is ironic in the sense the very act of trying to run counter to the culture is what creates the next wave of culture people will in turn attempt to counter.” -David McRaney

18.“Without sound, celebration and grief look nearly the same.” -Ben Marcus

19. “It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words.” -Haruki Murakami

20. “People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands – literally thousands – of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.” -Nick Hornby

21. “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” -David Foster Wallace

22. “Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.” -Chuck Klosterman

23. “If you stop thinking, if you stop wondering, you die.” -Gary Shteyngart

24. “There was an enjoyment to being alive, he felt, that because of an underlying meaninglessness–like how a person alone for too long cannot feel comfortable when with others; cannot neglect that underlying the feeling of belongingness is the certainty, really, of loneliness, and nothingness, and so experiences life in that hurried, worthless way one experiences a mistake–he could no longer get at.” -Tao Lin

25. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” -Chuck Palahniuk

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