“I’m a full-time believer in writing habits…You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is simply something that has to be assisted all the time by physical and mental habits or it dries up and blows away…Of course you have to make your habits in this conform to what you can do. I write only about two hours every day because that’s all the energy I have, but I don’t let anything interfere with those two hours, at the same time and the same place.”—Flannery O’Connor
“Wherever there is first hand experience, searching passionate interest in things, and the translations of the experience into new and coherent forms, the shapes and colors of which are determined by the unique personality of the maker, there is art.”—Thomas Craven
“What should we be without the help of that which does not exist? Very little. And our unoccupied minds would languish if fables, mistaken notions, abstractions, beliefs, monsters, hypotheses and the so-called problems of metaphysics did not people with beings and objectless images our natural depths and darkness. Myths are the souls of our actions and our loves. We cannot act without moving toward a phantom. We can love only what we create.”
“BUDDING RADIOTEURS. HEAR ME NOW: Just make your show. It’s not hard. Just make your show. It’s not expensive. Just make your show. I feel like I spent much of my life not understanding that the people I admired who were writing novels or making movies or writing in magazines or making music or whatever were, on a fundamental level, real people. Then I did. So, make your show. A ________ is a person who sat down and _______. That’s it (insert ‘Novelist’ and ‘Wrote a novel’ or ‘Podcaster’ and ‘Made a podcast’ or whatever you want). That’s all there is to it.”—Nate DiMeo, of the brilliant podcast The Memory Palace, on reddit AMA. (via wnycradiolab)
Last year, VideoWest partnered with OHO Media to create the short documentary, Transmormon, and it’s been getting a lot of attention lately! Transmormonwas featured on upworthy.com and People Magazine online last month, earned a Vimeo Staff Pick, and was recognized as 2014 Best Utah Short Film of the Year at the Utah Arts Festival. It was also featured on The Atlantic earlier this week and has surpassed 1 million views.
“To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it. But I will say: he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvellous grace.”—Mr. Moustafa, in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. (via walk-through-walls)