Rinaldo Fowler

Steal Like An Artist - by Austin Kleon

Steal Like An Artist - by Austin Kleon

ISBN: 0761169253
Date read: 2020-09-27
Recommended for: People who want to make things.
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my notes

Advice is time-traveling self-talk.
Advice targeted to solve one group's problems could be valuable for everyone.
Each idea. Take what you can. Next idea.
What you take now may be different than what you take later.

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again."

You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.

Each additional good idea gives exponentially more possible remixes.

Explore one thinker deeply. Study all you can. Find their inspiration. Repeat.

You can demand as much time as you need from dead or remote masters. Through their work, not video chat.

Check if your question has already been asked. You'll either find the answer or you'll come up with a better question.

Keep track of where you get ideas.

Creation allows us to give to the world, but it also teaches us about ourselves.

If you don't know how to make something, walk through the steps of making it until you succeed.

Use your heroes as lenses, not static models.

Use all of your interests, your lens is unique.

Obscurity is valuable until you're making with quality.

Make with quality. Share it.

Public fan letters.

Don't concern yourself with hate for your current work. Your next work will be better.

Keep track of the "thank you"s you receive.

Keep a captain's log. We underestimate how much we'll forget because of how fresh it is now.