The most frustrating, agonizing part of creative work, and the one we grapple with every day in practice, is our encounter with the gap between what we feel and what we can express. (p. 67)
I'm less concerned with being at the forefront than making lasting work that impacts people, and really touches someone.
“Never try to convey your idea to the audience, it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.”
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
It's so unbelievably hard for me to just settle in & be. I'm trying to learn to ease into myself, but the thousands of fears of time wasted, end up wasting my time.