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Simple Words from a Great Mind to Keep You Motivated

Stanley Kubrick Quotes

Wise words from influential people are a source of inspiration for all of us. There are several visionary philosophers, scientists, artists, architects, athletes, and leaders that inspired entire generations through history. Anytime we want to do something or struggle to get things done, we look for motivational words to trigger our inner fighter. Today we are sharing motivation from one of the most acclaimed filmmakers with an outstanding contribution to cinematography. It’s difficult to say if there’s a fine line between the creative industry and entrepreneurship. Yet the words of Stanley Kubrick are true for filmmakers and young aspiring entrepreneurs at the same time. We hope you find his quotes as inspirational as his movies especially if you’re thinking about a business idea.

1. Never say no to an idea – you never know how that idea will ignite another idea.

2. I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don’t want.

3. I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

4. You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.

5. I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.

6. Bad films gave me the courage to try making a movie.

7. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.

If you dream to become an entrepreneur and feel the need to improve yourself we can help you. Take our free training lessons. They will teach you to see things from a different perspective. You will gain the necessary entrepreneurial knowledge and skills that will help you notice opportunities and solution in things where other people see problems. At this point, you can also join the 2018 edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. One idea can help to improve the lives of many people. If you don’t know what you want to do to help your community, just take a look at things that you don’t like and think about possible ways to improve them. We would love to see your solutions. Don’t hesitate to submit your ideas and projects. You can achieve something BIG.

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  1. Never say say to an idea – you never know the idea that idea will ignite.

    Very inspirational

  2. “I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don’t want.” This quote has caught my attention its like it summarises me as a whole. Sometimes I seem like I do not know what I want cause I have kept changing universities until now not because am dull in fact I am always the best student but it just doesn’t click or in line with what I want to achieve in life and that is using my talent helping people solve problems. The biggest problem I have is sticking to routines, I love challenges I love to go out there and do things. These quotes are definitely inspiring and just makes us continue working towards our goals to make this world a better place.

  3. Really simple words from great mind Very helpful

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Timeline 2018



March 15, 2018


Competition launch –
Entries are welcome


June 1, 2018


Voting & commenting begins for all


Early Summer 2018

Launching of the Certificate Programme


July 31, 2018


Deadlines for entries


August 15, 2018


Deadlines for votes & comments


August 17, 2018


People’s Choice
Prize winners announced
10 finalists announced in both categories


August 30, 2018


Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both categories


September 21, 2018


Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners


October 5, 2018


Closing of the Certificate Programme


October 7, 2018


Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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