Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything.
I am pregnant with song. My body aches but do not betray me. I will sing songs and hide them away. I will tear them into bits and throw them in the street. The streets of my city are full of dark holes. I will hide my songs in the holes of the streets.
Draw things that have some meaning to you. An apple, what does it mean? The object drawn doesn’t matter so much. It’s what you feel about it, what it means to you. A masterpiece could be made of a dish of turnips.
It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to expect.
Learn to draw. Try to make your hand so unconsciously adept that it will put down what you feel without your having to think of your hands. Then you can think of the thing before you.
If I can write everything out plainly, perhaps I will myself understand better what has happened.
It is no use. I find it impossible to work with security staring me in the face.
You won’t arrive. It is an endless search.
A man needs a purpose for real health.
Most people are afraid to trust their imaginations and the artist is not.
Above all avoid taking the advice of men who have no brains and do not know what they are talking about.
If you are to become a writer you’ll have to stop fooling with words.