February 18th, 2011

Lola Rennt


"Still, the better she could draw, the worse her life got - until nothing in her real world was good enough.  It got until she didn't belong anywhere.  It got so nobody was good enough, refined enough, real enough.  (...) Nothing was as real as her imagined world." 

"We want creativity to be a system of cause and effect.  Results.  Marketable product.  We want dedication and discipline to equal recognition and reward.  We get on the art school treadmill, our graduate program for a master's in fine arts, and practice, practice, practice.  With all our excellent skills, we have nothing special to document.  (...) nothing pisses us off more than when some strung-out drug addict, a lazy bum, or a slobbering pervert creates a masterpiece.  As if by accident.  Some idiot who's not afraid to say what they really love."

"Money gives you permission to just walk away from everything that isn't pretty and perfect.  You can't put up with anything less than lovely.  You spend your life running, avoiding, escaping."

"... you with your fast cars stuck in traffic, your rich food that makes you fat, your houses so big you always feel lonely..."

"Everything is nothing by itself."

"What you don't understand you can make mean anything."

"It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness.  We have no scar to show for happiness.  We learn so little from peace."

- by Chuck Palahniuk