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Bob Dylan // "And it dawned on me that I might have to change my inner thought patterns...that I would have to start believing in possibilities that I wouldn't have allowed before, that I had been closing my creativity down to a very narrow, controllable scale...that things had become too familiar and I might have to disorient myself."

Photo of Joan Didion

Joan Didion // "I’m very attached to certain forms, little compulsive rituals. I like to cook; I like to sew. They’re peaceful things, and they’re an expression of caring."

Photo of Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac // "Listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot."

Photo of Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams // "I am sitting at my kitchen table waiting for my lover to arrive with lettuce and tomatoes and rum and sherry wine and a big floury loaf of bread in the fading sunlight. Coffee is percolating gently, and my mood is mellow. I have been very happy lately, just wallowing in it selfishly, knowing it will not last very long, which is all the more reason to enjoy it now."

Photo of David Lynch

David Lynch // "I am searching for a good pair of pants. I never found a pair of pants that I just love. I like comfortable pants and clothes I can work in, that I feel comfortable in. I don't really like to get dressed up. I like to wear the same thing every day and feel comfortable. It's a fit, it's a certain kind of feeling, and if they're not right, which they never are, it's a sadness. You know, it interrupts the flow of happiness. I'm working on it, believe me."

Photo of Miles Davis

Miles Davis // "When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that makes it good or bad."

Photo of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini // "You are like a precious stone which is violently shattered into a thousand splinters in order to be rebuilt of a material more lasting than that of life, the material of poetry."

Photo of Björk

Björk // "I think creativity always lives somewhere in everyone but its nature is quite pranksterish and slippery and every time you grab its tail it’s found a new corner to thrive in. Perhaps the trick is not to force it and put it up against a wall and want it to be in a particular area. But rather, with a lot of kindness, sniff it out and wonder where it has gone to this time around... I definitely don’t succeed in this all the time, but feel overall things have been more fertile when I trust this creature’s instincts and follow it rather than me willfully reforming it into a circus animal... Anyways: as much as you’d like to ignore this animal you have to attend it. Because if you don’t, them dark times turn up…"

Photo of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf // "Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent."

Photo of John Lennon

John Lennon // "The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets."

Photo of Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto // "I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion."

Photo of Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle // "Art is what artists make. So the process is to become an artist, it’s not to make art. And that’s the journey as a get to a point where you are at ease with yourself, where you are open to all the possibilities, and then it will be re-channeled through you as an artist... So the process is actually the process of you. The process is working on yourself."