There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
Archives for January 2016
You have to protect your writing time. You have to protect it to the death.
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
When a painting feels like it is coming into being, it coincides with a certain knowing that starts to settle in my body.
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
You go to dark places so that you can get there, steal the trophy, and get out. That is more important than to be psychologically safe.