Studying history helps you predict the future by teaching you which things are old enough to be permanent.
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never.
The perfect opportunity is one that exists, that gives you any kind of experience, the one that allows you to put anything you’ve learned into practice. The perfect opportunity you keep picturing in your head? That’s your ego protecting you from change — the feeling of pain and failure that is deliberate practice and experimentation.
To me, an artist sells out when what he does is not motivated by internal forces, but by external ones.