Go bang your head against the wall. Only boring people are bored.
— Betty Draper
The first duty of everybody in life is to realize that they’re a piece of shit. […] Once you realize you’re a piece of shit it’s not so hard to take. Because then you don’t have this feeling that you’re a good person all the time. And let me tell you something. Feeling that you’re a good person all the time is like having a brand new car with no scratches on it. It’s a real responsibility which is almost impossible to live up to. Being a piece of shit and then occasionally doing something that’s good and true is a much easier place to be. I think that’s really important, and I always try to raise my kids to understand that they’re not that terrific.
— Kenny Shopsin
If you’re not dispossessed, why make art? If you’re not feeling pretty rejected, you’d probably just be a little more content and not have this need to save your life making something.
— Mike Mills