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Inspirational Quotes with an Irreverent Twist

Illustrator and cartoonist David Ostow's series of "updated inspirational quotes" is just the thing for people who are occasionally rubbed the wrong way by Pollyanna-ish "inspiration," whether it's in the form of a graphic shared by your most peppy social media connection or uttered verbally by a perky coworker first thing in the morning.

Ostow takes the most cliched of sayings and gives them delightfully twisted twists. But he doesn't take the whole thing seriously, and hopes those who read the series don't either. He told BuzzFeed,

"I’m all for the power of positive thinking but aphorisms are by nature reductionist…I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade, I just hope these make people laugh.”

See a collection of Ostow's updated inspirational quotes here, and see his Instagram for more examples of his work. 


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