2009

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.

Chuck Close

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Delete unimportant things. Even if you love them. If it isn’t spectacular, it gets cut. Kill your darlings. Be a cold-blooded killer. Ruthless. Delete. Refine. Improve.

Frank Chimero

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I think our whole society is much too problem-solving oriented. It is far more interesting to participate in problem creation.

Chuck Close

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Most creatures die in their sleep.
Keep moving, or get eaten.
The only things you should be absolutely comfortable with in your creative process are your tools.

Frank Chimero

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Consistent voice is more important than consistent style.

Frank Chimero

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Voice is about what you say. It’s content.
Style is about what you’re wearing. It’s aesthetics.
The prior informs the latter, not the other way around.
Clothes don’t make the man.
They don’t make your work either.

Frank Chimero

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