Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough-
I just do art because I-m ugly and there-s nothing else for me to do.
Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use do the work you want to see done.
A writer and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.