The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.
-David W. Orr
“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
— Carl Sagan
Seeing yourself as part of a creative lineage makes you feel less alone in your art.
The great thing about dead masters is that they can’t refuse you as a student.
Don’t just steal the style of your heroes, steal the thinking behind the style.
… but add something to the world only you can add.-Advice from Austin Kleon