10 things nobody told you about being creative\Unlock your creativity
Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you ---what feels like hobby may turn into your life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: instead, write what you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.
Art is theft. Pablo Picasso
It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past.
This book is for you. Whoever you are, whatever you make.
1\Steal Like An Artist.
Where do you get your ideas? I steal them.文章本天成，妙手偷得之？（天下文章一大抄？）
The only art I’ll ever study is stuff that I can steal from. David Bowie
There is noting new under the sun. Bible
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again. The French writer Andre Gide who said these maybe a teacher from china before.
You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life. You are the sum of your influences.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Geothe ,German writer
Garbage in garbage out.
School is on thing. Education is another.
Whether I went to school or not, I would always study. RZA
Google everything, Google your dream, Google your problems. Don’t ask a question before you Google it. You’ll either find the answer or you’ll come up with a better question.
Don’t worry about doing research, Just search.
2\Don’t Wait Until You Know Who You Are To Get Started
Fake it ‘til you make it.
Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self. Yohji Yamamoto（山本耀，著名设计师）
The human hand is incapable of making a perfect copy.
Who to copy is easy. You copy your heroes.
What to copy is a little bit trickier. Don’t just steal the style, steal the thinking behind the style. You don’t want to look like your heroes, you want to see like your heroes.
3\Write The Book You Want To Read.
Write what you like.
4\Use Your Hands.
In the digital age, Don’t forget to use your digitals! Lynda Barry
You need to find a way to bring your body into your work. Our nerves aren’t a one-way street-our bodies can tell that phrase, Going through the motions.
Art that only comes from the head isn’t any good.
Hands first, then computer, then hands, then computer.
A kind of analog-to-digital loop.
I have two desks in my office---one is analog and one is digital.
Once you start getting ideas, then you can move over to your digital station and use the computer to help you execute and publish them. When you start to lose steam, head back to the analog station and play.
5\Side Projects And Hobbies Are Important.
Practice Production Procrastination.
When I get busy, I get stupid.
Take time to mess around. Get lost. Wander. You never know where it’s going to lead you.
Don’t throw any of yourself away.
Do not leave your longings unattended.
6\The Secret: Do Good Work And Share It With People.
In the beginning obscurity is good.
The classroom is a wonderful, if artificial, place: Your professor gets paid to pay attention to your ideas, and your classmates are paying to pay attention to your ideas, Never again in your life will you have such a captive audience.
It’s not that people are mean or cruel, they’re just busy. Steven Pressfield
Step 1: Wonder at something. Step 2: Invite others to wonder with you.
You should wonder at the things nobody else is wondering about.
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. Howard Aiken
7\Geography Is No Longer Our Master.
Build your own world.
It isn’t necessary that you leave home. Sit at your desk and listen. Don’t even listen. Just wait, Don’t wait, be still and alone. The whole world will offer itself to you. Kafka was born a century before Internet!
I always carry a book, a pen, and a notepad, and I always enjoy my solitude an temporary captivity.
Distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything. Jonah Lehrer
Travel makes the world look new, and when the world looks new, our brains work harder.
8\Be Nice (The World Is A Small Town.)
Make friends, Ignore enemies.
There's only one rule I know of: You’ve got to be kind. Kurt Vonnegut
Stand next to the talent.
You will need: Curiosity Kindness Stamina A willingness to look stupid.
If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.( The only mofos in my circle are people that I can learn from. Questlove)
Complain about the way other people make software by making software. Andre Torre
Write fan letters.
The best way to get approval is to not need it. Hugh MacLeod
Ironically, really good word often appears to be effortless. People will say, Why didn’t I think of that? They won’t see the years of toil and sweat that went into it.
Keep a praise file.
9\Be Boring (It’s The Only Way To Get Work Done.)
Take care of yourself.
Stay out of debt.
Keep your day job.
If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do. Bill Cunningham
Get yourself a calendar.
Get a calendar. Fill the boxes. Don’t break the chain.
10\Creativity Is Subtraction.
Do with less.
Take a walk.
Start your swipe file.
Go to the library.
Buy a notebook and use it.
Get yourself calendar.
Start your logbook.
Give a copy of this book away.
Start a blog.
Take a nap.
Always be reading. A book is a lens to see the world through.