Listen: write hard & simple. Be lousy,incoherent,messy- make it a wad of digital chicken scratch if you will. But write, and don’t worry about how it seems. Let it just be,and it will.
º You must write for yourself, above all. That is your only hope of creating something beautiful.
― Gustave Flaubert
º Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
― Allen Ginsberg
º To go wrong in one’s own way is better then to go right in someone else’s.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
º Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
― Sigmund Freud
º No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
― Ansel Adams
º If critics say your work stinks it’s because they want it to stink and they can make it stink by scaring you into conformity with their comfortable little standards. Standards so low that they can no longer be considered “dangerous” but set in place in their compartmental understandings.
― Jack Kerouac
º Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
º I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness.
― Vladimir Nabokov