“Sit down. Be yourself. Be prepared. Be attentive. Defy the voices. Be the thing you want to be. Write. Be playful. Be reckless. Remember that you are uniquely designed for the idea that is moving toward you. You are good enough. The idea is about to arrive.”
— Nick Cave again
“A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you.
It will come again.
— Theodore Roethke, “It Was Beginning Winter.”
Always inspiring: Muhammad Ali via @nytimes
“Creative people in general have an acute propensity for wonder.” — Nick Cave, The Red Hand Files, Issue #1
“The work of a superb artist like Adams can’t solve anything for us, but it can give us a chance to see what we have done. It contains what supports hope but also lays out the evidence against hope. This is the right time to look at these pictures.” — Teju Cole on Robert Adams (via @nytimes)
I’m coming to this a couple years after it was put together but still link to it here. A fascinating site dedicated to a fascinating artist. (via kottke.org)