ďWhat nobody tells people who are beginners ó and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. F
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesnít have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know itís normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone Iíve ever met. Itís gonna take awhile. Itís normal to take awhile. Youíve just gotta fight your way through.Ē
The best thing about hugs is that every time you give one, you get one in return.
stand for something; or you'll fall for anything.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Ideas must work their way through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Don't waste time telling people what you are doing or what you are going to do. Results have a way of informing the world.
A †friend is a gift you give yourself.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Diamonds are nothing more that chunks of coal that stuck to their job.