suddenly this:

how to be creative?

– hugh macleod

– ‘doing something worthwhile takes forever’ –

– ‘put the hours in; do it for long enough and magical, life-transforming things happen eventually’ –

– ‘money is no object. you are an object’ –

– ‘nobody can tell you if what you’re doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. the more compelling the path, the lonelier it is’ –

– ‘everybody has their own private mount everest they were put on this earth to climb’ –

– ‘the more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. A fancy tool just gives the second-rater one more pillar to hide behind’ –

– ‘don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether’ –

– ‘ if you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you’ –

– ‘the most important thing a creative person can learn, professionally, is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not’ –

– ‘i do the work for free. i get paid to be afraid’ –

– ‘ the only reason they like me is because i am young and cheap. the minute i am no longer either, i’m dead meat ‘ –