I don't say the things I say because they are what I think, but rather I say them with the end in mind of self-destruction, precisely to make sure they are no longer what I think. To be really certain that from now on, outside of me, they are going to live a life or die in such a way that I will not have to recognize myself in them.
Michel Foucault (LX:99)
I offer these, here, without comment or explanation.
To paraphrase Sylvain Lévi: when you have one listener, it’s teaching; when you have two, it’s popularization.
M:1 | Art is the culmination of object and intent.
M:2 | Mantras are useless - unless they're not.
M:3 | Struggle is a gift.
M:4 | Understanding is a journey not a destination.
M:5 | One day this life will kill you.
M:6 | Why measure if you don't measure.
M:7 | It's not the drugs - it's who you do them with.
M:8 | Every/thing is a little bit of a letdown.
M:9 | You don't have to do anything - but you can.
M:10 | Seek your critics.
M:11 | There are other ways - neither right, nor wrong, nor my own.
M:12 | Every audience is hostile.
M:13 | Sometimes there really is a dead bird in the Pringles can.
M:14 | We don't stand on the shoulders of giants - they stand on ours.
M:15 | Just because you leave doesn't mean the adventure is over.
M:16 | It can always get worse.
M:17 | You are your own best influence.
M:18 | The enemy of the artist is life and experience.
M:19 | To learn to listen first learn to follow.
M:20 | Know that you do that know.
M:21 | There is a right way to do the wrong thing.
M:22 | Growth is painful.
M:23 | There is more to the photograph than meets the eye.
M:24 | Within herself, as well as the world, the artist must always expect to find something new.
M:25 | We are what we are before we choose what to do.
M:26 | The bird shits on the sidewalk.
M:27 | Ask the world, as you would yourself, "does this make sense?"
M:28 | The primary ingredient in fear is the unknown.
M:29 | The best kind of poetry is written naked. Preferably in the company of others.
M:30 | It's not the skin, it's what's within.
M:31 | Do not allow the notion of reproduction to replace the beauty of creation.
M:32 | You are the asshole other people talk about.
M:33 | Just as surely there is a first time for all things there is a last.
M:34 | Every story doesn't have a photograph but every photograph has a story.
M:35 | The only bad thought is the one we refuse.
M:36 | I need you to do what I want not what I said.
M:37 | Art's beating heart is courage.
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