9 Awesome Interviews with Creative Visionaries.
If that doesn’t get your juices flowing, nothing will. From Ernest Hemingway to Ansel Adams to Tina Brown to Steve Jobs to Chuck Close. WOW! All over the map and something for every mind. I can’t wait to have the time to sit down and explore.
Here is a brief quote to whet your appetite – from painter Chuck Close:
Inspiration is highly overrated. If you sit around and wait for the clouds to part, it’s not liable to ever happen. More often than not, work is salvation.
Virtually everything I’ve done has been a product of — or has been influenced by — my learning disabilities. I don’t recognize faces, and I don’t remember names, either. But I have almost perfect photographic memory for things that are two-dimensional.
The choice not to do something is almost always more interesting than the choice to do something.
I wasn’t a good student, I wasn’t an athlete, and I think that helped focus me early in my life. I distinguished myself by being more intensely engaged and more intensely focused because I knew if I blew this art thing, I’d be screwed.