“It is the artist’s responsibility to balance mystical communication and the labour of creation.” Lessons for creatives from Patti Smith.

“Often stepping back you see more, don’t you?” Lessons for creatives from David Hockney.

“There is no ‘properly.’ There’s just how you feel about it.” Lessons for creatives from Keith Richards.

“Being self-conscious doesn’t help you at all when you’re alone and trying to create something new. It does nothing.” Lessons for creatives from Miranda July.

“It never occurred to me that I could be a showrunner and it never occurred to me that I could be a person who was on television.” Lessons for creatives from Lena Dunham.

“And what I did was turn that negative into a positive. I started embracing it like, “Yeah, I’m based.” I made it mine.” Lessons for creatives from the world’s best rappers.

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