Give us what you’ve got

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and  every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.

Stephen Pressfield


The art of life

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner

Go into the arts.

Go into the arts. I’m not kidding.

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.

Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem.

Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward.

You will have created something.

Kurt Vonnegut