On how to do something difficult:



to be someone who could do it.

Not pretend to do it, but pretend to be

someone who could.

So be wise,

because the world needs more wisdom.

And if you cannot be wise,

pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave




– Neil Gaiman

Gaiman, Neil. “Make Good Art”, 17 May. 2012, University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Keynote Speech. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikAb-NYksel>

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