21 January 2010

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels
your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings,
photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street
signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal
from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be
authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother
concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always
remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s
where you take them to."

>Jim Jarmusch


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