“IDEAS WANT TO BE UGLY! This one goes in all caps because it was one of the most important lessons I learned that day. So many times I’ve apologised to my peers for the scratchy, ugly looking sketches I did in that rushed moment while I tried capture a fleeting idea. Never again will I do that! Of course it’s ugly, it’s an idea.”
Embarrassment and art go together. If you’re not willing to be humiliated, your art’s probably too fucking boring.
Wayne Coyne (via exhausted-transitional)
I think any start has to be a false start because really there’s no way to start. You just have to force yourself to sit down and turn off the quality censor. And you have to keep the censor off, or you start second-guessing every other sentence. Sometimes the suspicion of a possible false start comes through, and you have to suppress it to keep writing. But it gets more persistent. And the moment you know it’s really a false start is when you start … it’s hard to put into words.Elif Batuman (via theparisreview)
Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.
Richard Feynman (via richardfeynman)