"Writing, at its best, is a lonely life."
— Ernest Hemingway
"You’re the engine. You make everything go."
— Paul Cantor
"Sometimes you just have to exist in your own bubble. It’s more interesting there."
— Paul Cantor
"The whole arguing about what’s hip-hop and what’s not, [Drake] can’t do that any more than Macklemore can do it, if we’re talking about hip-hop in its purest form. That argument, coming from them, is like crazy to me."
"Magic only ‘happens’ in a spectator’s mind. Everything else is a distraction. Magic talk on the Internet is a distraction. Magic contests are a distraction. Magic organizations are a distraction. The latest advertisement, the latest trick—distractions. Methods for their own sake are a distraction. You cannot cross over into the world of magic until you put everything else aside and behind you—including your own desires and needs—and focus on bringing an experience to the audience. This is magic. Nothing else."
— Jamy Ian Swiss
"If you’re white and you don’t have any black friends, you’re missing out. And vice versa. You’re limiting yourself. You need to be gay, straight, white, black, Spanish, English, everything. The more people you come into contact with, the more growth you’re capable of."
— Dapper Dan
"Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well."
— Jack London