"Nothing 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 into 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." "
I’d run away, I’d run away with you, would you run with me? Our life could be a little bumpy but I’d hold on Just wanna tell you that I see you, baby, do you see me? Cause this is special, baby Fuck em only we know
Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it. Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens, that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.
—Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (via durianquotes)