Finding peace with unproductive days

“I’ve kind of come to peace with these unproductive kinds of days, seeing them as a bit of a balance to my normal, busy, routine filled days. I’ve reached a point now where I don’t feel any guilt about completely writing off any of my usual routines and just devolving into an amorphous, couch-laden blob for the day.” — Spencer Harrison

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiratoin or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authentic is invaluable; originality is non-existent.” — Jim Jarmush

Working with visual things

“When one travels and works with visual things – architecture, painting or sculpture – one uses one’s eyes and draws, so as to fix deep down in one’s experience what is seen. Once the impression has been recorded by the pencil, it stays for good, entered, registered, inscribed. The camera is a tool for idlers, who use a machine to do their seeing for them, to draw oneself, to trace the lines, handle the volumes, organise the surface… all this means to first look, and then to observe and finally perhaps to discover… and it is then that inspiration may come.” — Le Corbusier

The quiet solitary atmosphere

“She preferred the quiet solitary atmosphere, to create in her own world of pain and colour, the thrill of anticipating how her works would turnout as she eyed the blank sheets of paper or canvas before starting her next masterpiece. How satisfying it was to mess around in paint gear, without having to worry about spills, starch or frills, that was the life!” — E. A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly