Friday, January 7, 2011
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination... 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... Jean-Luc Godard said: 'It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to." - Jim Jarmusch
I borrowed this quote from an interesting blog I found recently called The Long Journey to the Middle. The author is an artist called Rabbit. He writes poetry. He writes blog entries. He paints. He is living with AIDs. I have just started to read his stuff and I like it. It is emotional and intense and inspirational. I am still exploring him and his sites (he has more than one) and not yet sure if I will become an avid follower or not. But I really like this quote he posted from Jim Jarmusch and I wanted to share it. I love a good quote that makes you think and feel. I am not an artist, but I feel what he says about art and artists is true.
Rabbit adds " Art is made to be stolen. And borrowed. And shared. And rediscovered. And recreated. And created. It's called inspiration."