Category Archives: Quotes
I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
I keep meeting women who I’ve heard all my life are bitchy and pushy and so on and so forth — I meet them and they’re nice, compassionate people. If you don’t play your role, if you dare to aspire to something – then you get it automatically, but it’s hard for me to remember that.
Paint pictures with sound. First, find your white—the deepest, roundest sound you can play on the guitar. Then, find your black—which is the most extreme tonal difference from white you can play. Now, just pick the note where you’ve got white, pick it where you’ve got black, and then find all those colors in between.
Get those colors down, and you’ll be able to express almost any emotion on the guitar.
I am motivated to write because it is what I am meant to do. It is not a choice — it is what I am. I did not choose writing — it chose me. And I believe it is necessarily that way. Anyone doing this for some other reason should not be.
The world does not care if you write or not, so to be successful you have to be so good that your work is better than all the other available distractions.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.