I aspire to be a skeptical person, but try to step back from brink of cynicism. I struggle to make my mind up on how I feel about the concept of quotations. When I see a vague statement written in fake handwriting on a wall like, “Love is the string to my bow” I can’t help but feel disgusted. Can one really distill the complexities of life into a glib sentence?
Yet, when I come across an idea that has resonance with me I try and find a sentence that concisely sums it up and add it to a quotation note on my phone. Hoping that at some point I’ll read it back and find it useful. A shortcut to the memory of an idea.
At the front of my physical notebook I write a few quotes from my collection. I’ve just started a new notebook and have four quotes from Luke Wilson on the inside cover. I’m only now beginning to work out how I can use them to guide my work.
Perhaps the whole subject of quotations for me boils down to, “I like quotations but only when I’ve curated them.”?
“The technique should be a necessity of the performance.”
“The technique is the major tool that we have to communicate our intent.”
“Innovation is creating the right trick for the right moment.”
“Be aware of what you aim to do.”
Remarkable List 3
This is starting to become my yearly ritual. Every 12 months I make a list of remarkable stuff I think worth sharing. It’s really fun to do.
Every so often I send out a short mail with cool links I think worth looking at. If that interests you add your e-mail address here.
5 Things worth enjoying at your desk;
- Wee Day Out – Fun and impressive bicycle
- The 4 Steps to Getting an Idea – Great insight into making
- Where You’re Meant To Be – Beautiful and cheeky
- Old Volkswagen ads – If only all adverts were like these
- The new TFL typeface – Details matter
5 Places worth eating/ drinking at;
- Esters – London/ Coffee
- Sodo Pizza Cafe – London/ Pizza
- Drygate – Glasgow/ Beer
- Flour & Ash – Bristol/ Pizza
- ØL & BRØD – Copenhagen/ Food
5 People you should work with;
- Lauren Hendry – Producer
- Matt Pang – Performer
- Robbie Synge – Dancer
- Katie Garrett – Film maker
- Emma Dove – Film maker
I hope you get something out of those links, they bring me much cheer.
Have a great 2017.