“Rather than saying ‘I hope I’m successful in five years’ – Which essentially doesn’t mean anything. Everyone hopes that. – I break my dreams down into smaller dreams. That might seem mundane, but this dream minutiae has helped me a
Sarah: I don’t think being a good filmmaker, or a good artist, means that you always have to be kind.
Here’s something I’ve always wondered about when it came to creative people using their own lives as inspiration for their work: how the hell do they get away with it? Every time I hear a comedian joke in great detail
Sam: My director, before opening night, actually told me: “Don’t be afraid to be ugly.”
I would be backstage before curtain putting on a whole mask of makeup: layers of mascara for full lashes, liquid liner for a perfect cat’s eye, and blood red lipstick. I curled my hair, and had a friend pin it
Jeff Todd: I think that I am happy, and I think that I will continue to be happy because… I choose to be.
I think that I’ve come to understand that my life as an actor – as a fully alive human being – means that I’m going to have a bit of a rollercoaster of a life. Life’s going to be BIG.
Theo Devaney: Honesty and ease with who you are reads as self-confidence and is infectious – and you need not be phoney or insensitive when being so.
“You need endurance to be an artist. Anyone can make art over short distances. To be an artist in your own eyes you need a relationship with your work over a long period of time. Try not to bow out
Matt: On the Identity of “Artist” and the Force That Drives Him Forward
I don’t consider myself an artist. I would have to have created something of genuine value first—something beyond the few shows and stories of which I’ve dabbled. I am also skeptical that “artist” is a title that will ever fit.
Greg: I don’t put the fate of my success in the hands of anybody but myself
As an artist, I think a project like this can be very beneficial in terms of staying focused and surrounding yourself with the right people. When you’ve chosen a creative path, a lot of times it can feel like you’re