Art critic David Sylvester on the perils of working too much in the public eye.
«think is a bad tendency, to measure every artist by his last exhibition»
On the origin of a parable in the book ART AND FEAR.
«The frequency of my work — showing up at regular intervals, without worrying about results — has actually lead to better results. > Quantity leads to quality.»
Some books are centripetal - they suck you in - and some books are centrifugal - they spin you out.
«Some books are centripetal — they suck you in from other books. Some books are centrifugal — they spin you out to other books.»
Thinking about walking and attention with a little help from my friends.
Some thoughts on patience from Oliver Burkeman’s book Four Thousand Weeks.
«Embrace radical incrementalism»
“I found that things got a lot easier when I no longer expected to win.”
How to find your people by being super specific and enthusiastic with your writing.
«A blog post is a search query. You write to find your tribe»
The reason that so many of us feel like we’re languishing is that we are trying to flourish in terrible conditions.
«We tend to see what we’re looking for, so if you hear the name for something, you start seeing it everywhere, and your eyes get trained to see that particular thing, while you miss everything else. (That’s why Paul Valery said that real seeing “is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.”)»
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Q: You got away with enormous technical advances, didn’t you? A: Simply by not knowing that they were impossible. Orson Welles on the genius in not-knowing: pic.twitter.com/uikbK3Q5ry — Austin Kleon…
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Thinking about the unique tension between using what you know and discovering what you don’t know.
«Periods of exploration can be like winter farming; nothing is visibly growing, but a subterranean process is at work and will in time yield a bounty.»
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