Neil Gaiman’s advice to the 2012 graduating students from the University of the Arts.
Don’t be too stuck up on rules and your past failures, life is hard, things go wrong. And when things get tough, make good art. Husband runs off with a politician, make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor, make good art. IRS on your trail, make good art. Cat exploded, make good art. Someone on the internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before, make good art. Do what only you can do best, make good art.
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