You have to catch hell. You’ve got to take punishment…
God knows you’re in the most depressing and discouraging surroundings – but that’s what makes a writer.
Write a lot – but see a lot more. Keep your ears and eyes going and try all the time to get your conversations right.”
“ The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist. ”
“ When you work regularly, inspiration strikes regularly. ”
But the more we define “success” as that which appeals to as many people as possible, the more we forgive dumb things because they went “viral,” the more we monetize stupid bullshit because we’re at a brief, fleeting moment in our culture where we’ve convinced ourselves that’s what matters…
The beauty of the Web is that it belongs to you, and me, and to each of us, individually. What are other people doing on the Internet? Who the hell cares? I’ll just find people who like doing what I’m doing and talk to them. Is that the best way to make money on the Web? Probably not. But that’s their problem: Not ours.
“ I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’ ”