Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative - Austin Kleon

A brief 144 page read to help unlock your creativity. The author's other book Show Your Work was one of my main inspirations to start this newsletter in 2018!

When people call something “original,” nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved.
You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life. You are the sum of your influences. The German writer Goethe said, “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
Your job is to collect good ideas. The more good ideas you collect, the more you can choose from to be influenced by.


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