The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
- Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express (via observando)
My heroes, from Hank Williams to Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan, were popular musicians. They had hits. There was value in trying to connect with a large audience… [But] artists with the ability to engage a mass audience are always involved in an inner debate as to whether it’s worth it, whether the rewards compensate for the single-mindedness, energy and exposure necessary to meet the demands of the crowd… [A] large audience is, by nature transient. If you depend on it too much, it may distort what you do and who you are. It can blind you to the deeper resonances of your work and the importance of your most committed listeners.
A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man.
- Paul Gauguin (via observando)
There you have it.