"Some people have said to me, ‘Well, don’t you think that kind of success spoils one as an artist? If you’re a punk rocker, you don’t want to have a hit record…’
And I say to them, ‘Fuck you!’
One does their work for the people. And the more people you can touch, the more wonderful it is. You don’t do your work and say, ‘I only want the cool people to read it.’ You want everyone to be transported, or hopefully inspired by it.”
When Patti Smith gives you creative advice, you listen.
You must start pinning, starting listening, start writing, start shooting. Start realizing that to make truly great things it won’t ever be easy. But the privilege we have to help make the world more beautiful, to inspire others toward goodness, to try and put back together the things that have fallen apart is truly a great one - one we must take seriously.
"Deadlines … make you creative. But opportunity, and telling yourself, ‘Oh, you got all the time in the world, all the money in the world, you got all the colors in the palette you want, anything you want’ - that just kills creativity."
- Jack White on creativity, inspiration and making it hard for yourself. Via explore-blog.