It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making….
1. scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy 2. submissive to everything, open, listening 3. try never get drunk outside yr own house 4. be in love with yr life 5. something that you feel will find its own form 6. be crazy dumbsaint of the mind 7. blow as deep as you…
“Writing like you talk will make your copy conversational and as long as you can come up with thoughts worth sharing, then blogging is not particularly hard. You just write down what is on your mind.”—Seth Godin’s 10 Lessons about Blogging (via ambitiousceo)
“Revel in free time. Use it to relax; to socialize; to explore new intellectual horizons. Reserve the right to spend an entire afternoon reading some random book you stumbled across in the business library. Spend time having pretentious, overly serious conversations with friends over cheap liquor and pirated Coltrane MP3s. Do all of this even if it means looking slightly less impressive on your resume. Do it because life is short, and young life is even shorter.”—Cal Newport (via theorthodoxheretic)
“If we’re going to do great work, it means that some people aren’t going to like it. And if the people who don’t like it don’t have an impact on what happens to the work after it’s complete, the only recourse of someone doing great work is to ignore their opinion.”—Seth Godin (via atotalrec)