(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)
not a tree can count his leaves
each herself by opening
but shining who by thousands mean
only one amazing thing
– e e cumming
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
When you start out… you have no idea what you are doing. This is great.
People who know what they’re doing know the rules, and they know what is possible and what is impossible. You do not. And you should not…
If you don’t know it’s impossible, it’s easier to do.
Actually, I think instead of just posting that quote, I should just put in the link to the whole video. If you haven’t seen the commencement address that Neil Gaiman gave at the University of Arts, I recommend watching it.
Five more days until my debut book is published. And I have no idea what I’m doing.
… this form of literature [Romance] isn’t nearly as easy to write as you think… I was writing something I thought was sentimental and saccharine drip, and in consequence, all I produced was exceedingly bad and patently phony drip that no publisher in the right minds would have accepted… You have to believe in it.”
-M.M. Kaye, Enchanted Evening