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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

Ira Glass


“I used to walk up and down this street in Bristol called Gloucester Road, and in this music shop they had opposite some keyboards, they had like a Roland W13 Workstation, and then they had like a drum machine - the RX17, and i used to just go down to Gloucester Road pretty much every day and go in to that shop and just mess around and just play on this bits of equiptment, not really ever thinking that I could ever afford to buy this equiptment. Two of my friends they had a sampler, they had a Roland S-330 sampler, and that was great, it had 14.4 seconds, so you could only use a certain amount of time and that was it, you were done. You know I made probably my best tunes with 14 seconds of sample time, you know really minimal stuff but, it was like the less stuff that you have, the better that you know you had to just use what you had and that and that.”

Roni Size - Against The Clock 10:58


“You have your creative, and you have your work, and every day of your life is going to be about somehow growing as a person. Somehow feeling you can contribute to the extent that you can get tribute. We're all trying to find balance, as people. I think to be a balanced person, you have to find those things that you just purely enjoy. But, of course, if you aren't participating in the bigger picture of life, and in being somehow useful, and you aren't doing something and growing, then really, you'll find you're not very happy. Really, you'll have quite an empty life.”

Angelina Jolie


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