Nothing is original

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that
resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings,
photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations,
architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds,
bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things
to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do
this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.
And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate
it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember
what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take
things from — it’s where you take them to.”

– Jim Jarmusch

via Pleasure and Pain

Comments are closed.