“Put a show on. Write something. Put it on. Write something. Put it on. Write something. Put it on. Everybody gets discouraged. Just go do it. Write something. Put it on. Write something. Put it on.”
“Major: If you’ve got a problem with the world, change yourself. If that’s a problem, close your eyes, shut your mouth, and live like a hermit. And if that’s a problem… [cocks gun and presses it against his head].
—Ghost in a Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Avoid politics and the multitude of irrelevant struggles designed to channel your energies into someone else’s agenda. Adapt, keep your head down, and/or die. Those are the realistic options for most people.
“Each of us has our own rhythm of suffering.”
—Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary.
—h/t Quotenik, a blog of verified quotes from creative people. Also compiled into two books.