I’ve spent a lot of time reading about the creative process and the different ways people work. It’s a way of procrastinating that I can rationalize as ‘research.’ — “So Much I Wanna Tell You” by Anna Akana – Page 3 (Part 1: Creativity)
[…] we’re all born, right? And before we can even talk, everyone just decided who we are. And most people just become that person. […] Even if the whole time it just feels like we’re watching ourselves play a part. But a lot of us, we can’t do that. So we lash out. Self-destruct, disappoint everyone around us, all those people with all those expectations. But then, a very few of us, we find a way to build a whole new self. Someone we created. Someone we birthed. Someone we love. Someone other people love. Someone fabulous. And for me, I think that if I can create someone good, then that good someone must be somewhere deep down inside of me, for real. And one day, she’ll take over. Until then, if I wanna be the me that I want to be, I’ll have to sometimes settle for being another me. — “You Could Discover Me” Good Behavior
[Max says she feels stupid and her Aunt Jarita responds] That’s because you’re aware and you’re starting to catch a glimpse of what a big world you’re in and you feel small. — “White Rock.” Better Things
You should only spend your money in two ways: One, if it’s going to help you grow your business. And two, if it’s going to make your life easier. — “So Much I Wanna Tell You” Page 93
Failure is so many wonderful things; it’s motivation to do better next time, a learning opportunity to see what you did wrong, and ultimately the proof that you at least tried. — “So Much I Wanna Tell You” Page 37
Don’t underestimate the power of decision. Once you decide to do something, that it’s something you must do, you’ll make time for it. You’ll find a way to start, even if you don’t have professional filming equipment or screenwriting software. All the time you spend wondering how to do something could be spent actually doing it and getting better at it.
So the next time you ask yourself “How do I star?” maybe rephrase the question to “When am I going to start?” — “So Much I Wanna Tell You” Page 28
One of the hardest things about being an artist is finding the balance between staying true to your voice and allowing yourself room to evolve. How do you push yourself out of your comfort zone while still trying to create art that feels commercially relevant? How do you balance learning new skills and trying new things with still keeping your core fan base happy? — “So Much I Wanna Tell You” Page 17