No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness – Aristotle
Don’t go with the flow. Critically evaluate the status quo and create a new flow. Be the flow.
Don’t go with the crowd. Critically evaluate people views and establish your own. Be a light, not a shadow. Live with your own standards.
Save the best for last? NO.
Have the best today and strive to get another one tomorrow. Stay hungry for improvement.
Pada hakikatnya, semua manusia adalah makhluk pencitraan, yang selalu dalam usaha untuk menampilkan citra diri yang dikehendaki.
Tapi saya tidak memasang foto apapun, saya tidak mau tampak ‘gimana gitu.
Sunyi bukan berarti tak bermakna. Ketidakhadiran representasi gambar bukan berarti ketiadaan upaya pencitraan diri. Ketika diam, maka citra itulah yang dikehendaki. Citra supaya tidak tampak ‘gimana gitu’ yang merupakan oposan dari gimana gitu.
Poin yang ingin saya sampaikan, silahkan pasang foto. #bebas karena setiap orang selalu dalam upaya membangun citra diri, dan itu tidak apa-apa. Jangan pedulikan bu Tedjo.
Stephen King on Writing Block
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King
You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so. It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written, but I know it’s true. If I had a nickel for every person who ever told me he/she wanted to become a writer but “didn’t have time to read,” I could buy myself a pretty good steak dinner. Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in … Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered anyway.