What if that seemingly irrelevant shot, blurry and showing no discernible subject, is the downstream neurological spark of some elegant surrealistic moment?
The more a creative person understands that nothing comes into being without coming from somewhere, the more he or she can connect new inventions to deeper themes and resonances.
The province of writers should remain practically sacrosanct in terms of legal and cultural protections when speaking directly to readers.
Things that consume our energy and our attention today will be completely irrelevant in a surprisingly short time from now.
If you want to make new things, you need to know the history of field in which you’re working. A working knowledge of the past gives you tools to function in the present. Woody Allen couldn’t exist without Groucho Marx knocking ash from his cigar. The Tesla couldn’t exist without the Prius silently pulling out of the garage.