{inspire} nothing is original

N othing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

– Jim Jarmusch

Drop Cap by the amazing Jessica Hische at Daily Drop Cap.

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One Response to “{inspire} nothing is original”

  1. March 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm, Brandy said:

    I love love love this quote! Rob Bell said something similar in his book Velvet Elvis and the sentiment has always resonated with me. Thank you for sharing it! Maybe the best quote I’ve heard all month! Hehe, definitely going to steal it. ;)


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