Lines of the day

Chaos can be a positive thing. Chaos is inherently part of the creative act. To embrace creativity means you must also embrace chaos. Things don’t happen when everything is neat and “just so”. Creativity is all about distruption. The people who tell you that creativity is pain-free are liars. The people who tell you they’ve got a plan are liars. There is no plan. There’s just you, God and the need to invent. And this uncertain world is what most of us now find ourselves entering, willingly or otherwise.

Creativity equals chaos. Chaos equals creativity. Embrace it or die.

~ Hugh MacLeod – Why I’m Writing a Book

Don’t turn your hobby into your job..

.. says Hugh Macleod. I for one, agree whole heartedly. Think of it. You would have nothing to look forward to doing on the weekend. I might get as bad as your losing interest in both the job and the hobby. He quotes,

When a man marries his mistress, he immediately creates a vacancy.

~ James Goldsmith. Read more here.