Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
first read this introduction to Baudrillard and the desert of the real
then read the wikipedia page for Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth
"Why should you be afraid of writing anything? Writing is supposed to be a release!"- more Sheila Heti
"Being an artist is really just about making art. It’s really just about doing the work. It’s not a lifestyle. It’s not an attitude. It’s not a look. It really is just about working. You know, I’m not trying to live “the life of a writer.” I just want to write, and I do everything I can to have as much time as possible to write."- Sheila Heti (via Rookie.)
"You don’t have to immediately become an artist. You have the luxury of time. You’re young. Young people are doing something even when they’re doing nothing."- The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner
"Artists are political in the sense that they’ve subtracted themselves from the structure of the marketplace and are contributing something that’s not utilitarian."- also Rachel Kushner