“There’s no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly. Sometimes it’s like drilling rock and blasting it out with charges.” —
Hemingway called the blank page “the white bull.” To start a new novel or a new chapter was to fight the white bull, to look it in the eye, to attempt — and sometimes fail — to stare it down.
“Songs are like fish. You just gotta have your line in the water. And it’s a bad idea to fish downstream from Bob Dylan.” —Arlo Guthrie (via madisonarm)
“Train your weakness, race your strength” —An adage of bicycle racers (via Frank Chimero)