One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina

Every brushstroke, every metaphor, every word is a testimony and the gravest of confessions. The artist is the work and the work is the artist and that is the only way.

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor.