Well, the more I read "Johnny's recommendations" the more I pick up phrases, bits, pieces of spoken Johnny. I've read that he keeps a journal and writes down things he reads that he likes. I was thinking last night as I was highlighting yet another interesting passage in one of "his" books, that it would be alot easier for me to write it down in a journal so I could refer back to it instead of trying to figure out which book I read it in.
As you may know, I am still struggling through "Dante", but in the last dozen or so pages I have read many passages relating to "breathing".
...and then just recently we discussed a Robbin's interview where it sounded an awful lot like thats darn "dumb puppy" interview.
I'm beginning to see a pattern.
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 nonexistent. 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