Motivational Instagrams

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Christopher Wool by @joaolopesdias
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Christopher Wool by @innstergram
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Christopher Wool by @a_cuneo
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@amandadecadenet
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@oneteaspoon
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@nordstrom
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@msindi92
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@monicarosestyle
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@markok13
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@karmaloop
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@ionstudionyc
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@inspirationforyourday
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@gap
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@creaturesof
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@creaturesof
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@creaturesof
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@caradelevingne
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@caradelevingne
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@caradelevingne
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@caradelevinge
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Bruce Nauman
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@wrightway_4eva
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@tyrabanks
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@tyrabanks
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@theyallhateus
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@silentlivingbut_loudasssuccess
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@rebeccaminkoff
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@rebeccaminkoff
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@beinspiredalways
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@youarenotilona
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@stone_fox_bride
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@sophia_amoruso
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@michaelgaubert
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@diannevavra
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@alicuki

If you find yourself swinging by NYC’s Guggenheim in time to catch the Christopher Wool retrospective (open until January 22nd), you’ll first encounter a painting featuring a run-on phrase that begins, “THE SHOW IS OVER...". Don't be discouraged. You're going the right way. It's all part of Wool's abstract, paradox-heavy text-based oeuvre, and, like Wool states in another painting, "IF YOU CAN'T TAKE A JOKE YOU CAN GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE" [3].

These seemingly simple, at times aggressive, paintings were surprisingly layered, funny, and even soul-baring—like any poignant and succinct text has the potential to be, whether it's in a museum [21] or on Instagram. When you think about it, between the makeup artists, photographers, the modelsstylists, and Eva Chen's manicures, there is a lot of text being shared on that social network. And, if we’re being honest, it’s pretty f*cking inspiring. Cara Delevingne [17-20], you’re one deep bitch, you know that? So, being that it's the Monday after your tryptophan-coma of a long weekend, we thought we'd pump you back up for the work week and life in general with a few of our favorite motivational Instas. After all, you do have just as many hours in a day as Beyoncé [15]. Now get back to work building your empire [16]. And remember, when worst comes to worst, there are always filters [14].

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  • Sarita

    That Toni Morrison quote is everything!

    The Beyonce one, though, makes me roll my eyes.

    • softy

      yeah same. beyonce and i may have the same amount of hours, but she's got an infinite amount of people who can do all her stuff for her every day.

      • Sarita

        Exactly!

  • Peter

    In my experience, those who instagram quotes are 70% selfies 20% quotes 10% dining. Give or take 10% in any group. Throw in the odd sunset/dog pic.

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