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“Keep Going” by Austin Kleon teaches the creative to maintain their endurance and energy. There is no retirement in the creative’s life…

Keep Going

Keep Going

by Austin Kleon

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Life as Art

”Life is an art, not a science. Your mileage may vary. Take what you need and leave the rest.” - Austin Kleon

Pay Attention

“When you pay attention to your life, it not only provides you with the material for your art, it also helps you fall in love with your life.” - Austin Kleon

Drawing

  • “Drawing is simply another way of seeing, which we don’t really do as adults.” - Chris Ware
  • ”Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a mediation.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson,

Juxtapositions

“New ideas are formed by interesting juxtapositions, and interesting juxtapositions happen when things are out of place.” - Austin Kleon

Repulsive Beauty

”Art is also made out of what is ugly or repulsive to us. Part of the artist’s job is to help tidy up the place, to make order out of chaos, to turn trash into treasure, to show us beauty where we can’t see it.” - Austin Kleon

Enjoying The Process

“No artist can work simply for results; he must also like the work of getting them.” - Robert Farrar Capon

Planting Seeds

“Every day is a potential seed that we can grow into something beautiful.” - Austin Kleon

Connection Vs. Disconnection

“Creativity is about connection - you must be connected to others in order to be inspired and share your own work - but it is also without disconnection. You must retreat from the world long enough to think, practice your art, and bring forth something worth shar...

Returem

“There is no finish line or retirement for the creative person.” - Austin Kleon

”None of us know what will happen. Don’t spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that everyday. That’s it.”

WILLIE NELSON

”I think I need to keep being creative, not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it… I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive.”

ANTHONY BOURDAIN

”There is Art left to be made in this world.” (1956-2018) ❤️

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