Figuring out where you’re going matters profoundly if you’re serious about reaching somewhere interesting. The more interesting your intended destination, the less precisely you can account for how you’re going to get there, and the less likely it is that the arrival will reveal something extraordinarily special and sublime.
The fact is, cultures require different organs to function as one body.
The moment your last success convinces you that your next effort is going to be a hit is the moment you’re doomed.
Musicians are making music because music needs to be made. Music between news stories may be interstitial elements for many people, but for those who play to keep the world turning, those music bumpers are the main reason for the show.
False color is the means of replacing what our senses cannot perceive in order for us to appreciate it anyway.
His special thing—that unusual, sparkling, saturated thing that gives him gravitas and value—is a profound urgency about not giving up on life, on romance, on love.
Like a virus, an idea doesn’t look like much without the context of the place and time where it interacts with the world.
When we presume we know how a person or a scenario or a sight or a sound should be, our stereotypes limit us from dreaming deeper.
Beginners mind facilitates clarity of vision because the viewer makes observations with a clear field of sight. It’s the ability to let go of what you know, to trust that it will still be there when you need it, but to not let it get in the way of seeing something as if it were the first time.
Acts of creation become part of the overall drama of survival.