“Magic is about meaning. If you look at the world as just dead, where everything is a meaningless motion of molocules, nothing has any value. But that’s not true, because every human being sees something important and gives it meaning. Human minds see significance and meaning in things. We make stories, we make beauty, enchanting the meaningless … molucular motion we live in. That’s magic.”
– Comic creator Grant Morrison, speaking to Interview Magazine.
“The most creative, most successful people, fail all the time. I’m working with Pixar — Will (McCormack) and I are co-writing the script for Toy Story 4 — and there’s definitely an attitude there of ‘fail fast, fail often.’ Our team does that. We cycle through ideas. Great ones and bad ones. Everybody has bad ideas. The most intelligent, most talented people in the world have bad ideas. That’s a good thing to learn.”
– Rashida Jones, speaking to Wired Magazine (July 2015)
I remember my mom telling me, “there’s always going to be someone who’s a better singer. There’s always going to be someone more fit. There’s always someone who’s going to be, in your mind, better than you — who you’re comparing yourself to. But you can’t do that, because you … Continue reading →