“The thing is, I don’t think art is about the fight. I think ‘good’ art has hardly anything to do with the fight—it transcends the fight. It has more to do with the person putting it in their brain than the person struggling to wrench it out. We make things to convince ourselves that we matter. That our individual, little speck-of-an-existence, means something to the universe, even if it’s a tiny something. We make things so that we can say to ourselves, “I put that thing there.” I put something new on that piece of paper, on that wall, on that record, in someone’s mind, in my own mind. We make things to feel real.”—Spencer Tweedy (spencertweedy.com)
“I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.
Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven’t said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.”—Tove Jansson (via girlinlondon)