“At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn't find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone. The moment I decided I'd rather be alone and not have anyone telling me their problems, everybody I'd never even seen before in my life started running after me to tell me things I'd just decided I didn't think it was a good idea to hear about. As soon as I became a loner in my own mind, that's when I got what you might call a ‘following.' As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I've found that to be absolutely axiomatic.”
“You should be a photographer, a writer,“ says everyone who doesn't understand how to take advantage of the apps on their phone or the Internet.
Everyone is creative today. It takes a second to apply a filter and a minute to set up a Tumblr or Twitter account. All you need is a sense of quality. If you know what good stuff looks like, you can recreate it.
People confuse mastery with the ease of art. There are professionals that do it for a living and amafessionals those that do it for fun. As soon as the wannabes start trying to monetize their art, the fun expression part collapses. The art and the medium become all about commerce.
Andy Warhol accurately predicted “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Digital marketing and creation takes far less effort than it once did.