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  • whattamisaid shared from Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
    Marcel Duchamp said, “I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.” This is actually a pretty good method for studying—if you try to devour the history of your discipline all at once, you’ll choke. Instead, chew on one thinker—writer, artist, activist, role model—you really love. Study everything there is to know about that thinker. Then find three people that thinker loved, and find out everything about them. Repeat this as many times as you can. Climb up the tree as far as you can go. Once you build your tree, it’s time to start your own branch.
  • whattamisaid shared from Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
    You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life. You are the sum of your influences.
    Note: Just tucking into this book and this quote struck me:
  • whattamisaid shared from The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays by William Jelani Cobb
    The flipside of the sacrificial black male is the myth of the unscathed black woman.
    Note: Preach...
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