Everybody has ideas all the time. That’s part of being human. But the real question is where do they go? My answer is we have conditioned people to hide them or discard them or ignore them, and winning is in acting on them.
'They're Just Kids' - Reading Patti Smith's Memoir on Life with Robert Mapplethorpe

Last night I read the final page of Just Kids, Patti Smith’s coming-of-age memoir about her life in New York City with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Their journey began as a love story, but soon evolved into one of survival and friendship and loyalty and committment — to one another and to their art.

“The only thing I promised him was that I would wear a clean shirt with no stains on it,” Smith wrote of one of the last photographs Mapplethorpe took of her. “I flung my jacket over my shoulder, Frank Sinatra style. I was full of references. He was full of light and shadow. When I look at it now, I never see me. I see us.”

Truly inspiring.

My ‘personal brand’ is not my economic security. My ‘body of work’ is my economic security.
"I’d like my crayons back, please."
-Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid in his book, Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity

"I’d like my crayons back, please."

-Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid in his book, Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity

"Do what you do because souls need to be touched." 
-Hugh MacLeod, Gapingvoid

"Do what you do because souls need to be touched."

-Hugh MacLeod, Gapingvoid