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Make Good Art Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
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“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“I hope you'll make mistakes. If you're making mistakes, it means you're out there doing something.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“And if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked…that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”
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“Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“Often you will discover that the harder you work, and the more wisely you work, the luckier you get. But there is luck, and it helps.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
tags: art
“I decided that I would do my best in the future not to write books just for money. If you didn't get the money then you didn't have anything. If I did the work I was proud of and I didn't get the money, at least I'd have the work.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
tags: art
“Now go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“And because nobody's done it before, they haven't made up rules to stop anyone doing that again, yet.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
tags: art
“The rules on what is possible and impossible in the arts were made by people who had not tested the bounds of the possible by going beyond them.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
tags: art
“Sometimes the way to do what you hope to do will be clear cut, and sometimes it will be almost impossible to decide whether or not you are doing the correct thing, because you'll have to balance your goals and hopes with feeding yourself, paying debts, finding work, settling for what you can get.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art.

I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn't matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.

Make it on the good days too.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil, or it's all been done before? Make good art.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“The first problem of any kind of even limited success is the unshakable conviction that you are getting away with something, and that at any moment now they will discover you. It's Imposter Syndrome, something my wife Amanda christened The Fraud Police.

In my case, I was convinced that there would be a knock on the door, and a man with a clipboard (I don't know why he carried a clipboard, in my head, but he did) would be there, to tell me it was all over, and they had caught up with me, and now I would have to go and get a real job, one that didn't consist of making things up and writing them down, and reading books I wanted to read.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“Sometimes the way to do what you hope to do will be clear cut, and sometimes it will be almost impossible to decide whether or not you are doing the correct thing, because you'll have to balance your goals and hopes with feeding yourself, paying debts, finding work, settling for what you can get.

Something that worked for me was imagining that where I wanted to be – an author, primarily of fiction, making good books, making good comics and supporting myself through my words – was a mountain. A distant mountain. My goal.

And I knew that as long as I kept walking towards the mountain I would be all right. And when I truly was not sure what to do, I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain. I said no to editorial jobs on magazines, proper jobs that would have paid proper money because I knew that, attractive though they were, for me they would have been walking away from the mountain. And if those job offers had come along earlier I might have taken them, because they still would have been closer to the mountain than I was at the time.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
“The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are.

So make up your own rules.”
Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art