Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon & annotated by Elija Montgomery (me)
I’ve decided to start writing in my books; annotating them with my thoughts, etc. Leaving a bit of me within the pages; co-authoring my favourite books.
Steal Like an Artist is one of the most inspiring, light-a-fire-under-you-butt, anxiety-relieving books… ever. I, uh, highly recommend it.
Other bits I’ve underlined (but didn’t scan) include:
You have to be curious about the world in which you live.
It’s the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are.
You need to find a way to bring your body into your work.
Take time to be bored.
Don’t throw any of yourself away.
“It’s not that people are mean or cruel, they’re just busy.”
If you ever find you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.
What makes us interesting isn’t just what we’ve experienced, but also what we haven’t experienced.