The adventure of the hero represents the movement in his life when he achieved illumination; the nuclear moment when, while still alive, he found and opened the road to the light beyond the dark walls of our living death.
–Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces
The problem with patience & discipline is that developing each of them requires both of them.
–Thomas M. Sterner, The Practicing Mind
Why does the writing make us chase the writer? Why can’t we leave well alone? Why aren’t the books enough?
JULIAN BARNES | Flaubert’s Parrot
So the art life means a freedom to have time for the good things to happen. There’s not always a lot of time for other things.
–David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish
What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears, continue; those who don’t, quit.
—from Art & Fear by David Bales & Ted Orland