Thomas Nozkowski, Painter of Bold (if Small) Abstractions, Dies at 75 – The New York Times

When James Calm, a peripatetic videographer who records many New York gallery openings, buttonholed Mr. Nozkowski at one of his and asked what advice he would give to young painters, Mr. Nozkowski looked into the camera.

“The trick,” he replied, “is to do what you love and to be content alone in the studio. And if you have that, you have everything you need.”

Roberta Smith writing for The New York Times

Do you see how few things you actually have to do in order to live a satisfying and reverent life?

Marcus Aurelius via Cal Newport

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

Heraclitus, – Fragments
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I’ve looked at this image (and the blog post that goes with it) a few times now. I’d probably add an addendum that you shouldn’t fill all the gaps of your life with podcasts.

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

Bruce Lee – Wisdom for the way
“men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of the desire for wisdom, which is the sustenance and truly dependable wealth of the mind.”
― Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci