“I ask people what piece they are on the chessboard. And some people say ‘I’m the king’ or ‘I’m the knight.’ And then they ask me what piece I am, and I say, ‘I’m no piece. I take the position of God.”—RZA.
“I’m a great post-modern creative, as a futurist I don’t always have the facilities to create the way I want. When Nike drops the flyness, that’s a futurist concept that they have the time to create and put out.”—'YE.
“There is no need for you to leave the house. Stay at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, just wait. Don’t even wait, be completely quiet and alone. The world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it can’t do otherwise; in raptures it will writhe before you.”—Franz Kafka. h/t @skibinkskipedia
“We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true, will at evening, have become a lie.”—
“What’s so hard about that first sentence is that you’re stuck with it. Everything else is going to flow out of that sentence. And by the time you’ve laid down the first two sentences, your options are all gone.”—Joan Didion. Just want to say, though, that this is bullshit. Options are only as limited as your fear to diverge.