Throughout My Career
“Every piece of art has a buyer. Only Time decides when the right buyer will see it.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
“As regards the artists themselves, most of them gave up their freedom quite lightly, placing their art at the service of someone or something. As a rule, their concerns and their ambitions are those of any old careerist. I thus acquired a total distrust of art and artists, whether they were officially recognised or were endeavouring to become so, and I felt that I had nothing in common with this guild. I had a point of reference which held me elsewhere, namely that magic within art which I had encountered as a child.”
― René Magritte
“Two questions I’m pondering:
1. If money didn’t exist, would you still chase your dreams?
2. If money didn’t exist, would you still keep your job?
If the answer is “YES” to both, you’re on track. If the answer is “NO” to either, what needs to change?”
― Richie Norton
“Throughout my career I’ve lived in constant fear that I wouldn’t be good enough, that I’d have nothing to say, that I’d be laughed at, humiliated—and I’m old enough to know that fear will follow me to the very last word I’ll ever write. As for now, I feel the first itch of the novel I’m supposed to write—the grain of sand that irritates the soft tissues of the oyster. The beginning of the world as I don’t quite know it. But I trust I’ll begin to know it soon.”
― Pat Conroy,
“As soon as I laid eyes on him, it all came flooding back, all the reasons why I loved him, all the reasons why I hadn’t been able to let him go.”
― Lindsey Kelk,
“He knew how the audition was going to affect their lives for the next ten weeks as she slowly lost her mind from nerves and the strain of trying to scrounge precious practice time from an already jam-packed life. No matter how much time poor Sam gave her, it would never be quite enough, because what she actually needed was for him and the kids to just temporarily not exist. She needed to slip into another dimension where she was a single, childless person. Just between now and the audition. She needed to go to a mountain chalet (somewhere with good acoustics) and live and breathe nothing but music. Go for walks. Meditate. Eat well. Do all those positive-visualization exercises young musicians did these days. She had an awful suspicion that if she were to do this in reality, she might not even miss Sam and the children that much, or if she did miss them, it would be quite bearable.”
― Liane Moriarty,