Nobody gets to be you, except you. Nobody has your point of view, except you. Nobody gets to bring to the worlds the things taht you get to bring to the world – uniquely get to bring to the world – except you.
So saying there are enough writers out there, enough directors out there, enough people with a point of view – well, yeah, there are – but none of them are you, none of this them is going to make the art that you’re going to make, none of them will change people and change the world in the way that you could change it.
So if you believe somebody who says, ‘No, no, we’ve got enough of those,’ then all it means is you’re giving up your chance to change the world the way only you can change it.
When a young woman cites being told she shouldn’t pursue being an artist because there are too many artists in the world already, Neil Gaiman offers some words of wisdom. Complement with his even wiser advice to young people in the arts.
A fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage, timeless advice.
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my dream dates
by daniel alexander
- ghost hunting at a scary location
- going to 7-11 for a slurpee (and that’s all)
- being in a dark room while listening to old tracks made for snes games
- walking around the dog park blasting baha men through a boom box together
- playing hide and seek in dillards
- exploring abandoned buildings together
- having a carlton themed dinner
- getting black eyes together
- reading the lyrics to hard in the paint to each other
- sledding down the pyramids
- switching detachable foots in the future because we are cyborgs
- watching groundhog day on groundhog day
- sailing a boat in a grocery stores lobster tank
- scuba diving in a sewer filled with fruit punch
- playing catch with a burrito standing on top of tables in taco bells
- synchronizing our ipods to play stress by justice at the same time while trying to fly a kite in costco
- sitting on the moon
this is an exceprt from my book raddddd which you can get here
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