"Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you."

— Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

"Nobody knows they’re boring."

— Maria Matthiessen, This American Life #511


Always be reading. Go to the library. There’s magic in being surrounded by books. Get lost in the stacks. Read bibliographies. It’s not the book you start with, it’s the book that book leads you to.

Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library.


— Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist

"I really do have love to give, I just don’t know where to put it."

— Donnie Smith, Magnolia