"Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager."
"Seorang terpelajar harus sudah berbuat adil sejak dalam pikiran apalagi dalam perbuatan."
"Masa terbaik dalam hidup seseorang adalah masa ia dapat menggunakan kebebasan yang telah direbutnya sendiri."
"Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah. Menulis adalah bekerja untuk keabadian."
"I am trying—I am trying to explore my unconscious wishes and fears, trying to lift the barrier of repression, of self-deception, that controls my everyday self."
"Survival is the ability to swim in strange water."
"One person with courage makes a majority. Never settle for something you do not believe in."
"There are only two important days in your life: the day you are born, and the day you find out why."
"Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Dance like there’s nobody watching,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth."
I love a story that reminds me to not live life in second gear but full throttle.
It’s a love story that happens in a day. A single day. That single day, it has the capacity for each of us to make us a little larger as human or a little smaller.
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open… No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."