“Listen, try to stay objective, try to be interested not interesting, study your failures, and I think most importantly work on refining your discipline.” – JKB Fletcher, on being an artist, via Abduzeedo
Reading ourselves as a fiction as well as a fact is so liberating. The wider we read the freer we become. Emily Dickinson barely left her homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts, but when we read, ‘My life stood—a loaded gun’ we know we have met an imagination that will detonate life, not decorate it. ~ Jeannette Winterson, “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.” – Chuck Close
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
– Carl Jung