I have never been against new art as such; some of it is good, much is crap, most is somewhere in between.
If any of you have a desire to be mediocre, you will probably find that you have already achieved your ambition.
Comfort is not a goal that I seek, rather it is a place that I hide.
Humans are designed to seek comfort and order, and so if they have comfort and order, they tend to plant themselves, even if their comfort is not all that comfortable, even if they see clearly want for something better.
This was the second stage in my life, a step in my personal evolution–abandoning the idea of being different, and settling for normal… Gradually I drew nearer to the world, and the world drew nearer to me.
Those touchy mediocrities who sit trembling lest someone’s work prove greater than their own – they have no inkling of the loneliness that comes when you reach the top. The loneliness for an equal – for a mind to respect and an achievement to admire.
Mediocrity is ‘purpose’ left to rot in minds ensnared in the deluded rationalization that vision is nothing more than a collection of fanciful dreams constructed by an imaginary God.
I might define a ‘journey’ as something that life itself calls me to. And I might then define a ‘trip’ as something I create to avoid a journey by mimicking a journey. And while fear is most certainly part and parcel of both, the latter is emboldened by fear while the former surrenders to it.
we are all born educated, but we need education to be educated
Of course I don’t want to get knocked down. But the single and sole solution to that fear is to not go anywhere where I can be knocked down. And is that not already being knocked down?