"The idea of making something that has no opinion is a complete anathema to me. If it has no opinion it’s dead”
— Tony Brook
“Students worry about choosing their way. I always tell them, “you can go anywhere from anywhere.””
— Anni Albers, “Material as Metaphor”
“It’s important to remind yourself that a thought is not a fact.”
“The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently.”
— David Graeber
I’ve discovered over the years that the simplest explanation is almost always the right one; and that hunger of one kind or another—desire, by another name—is the source of almost every sorrow.
| Claire Messud
to overcome imposter syndrome, have confidence in your depth of curiosity rather than your expertise.