Creativity is just connecting things.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park