Review of “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon

My attempt at a newspaper blackout poem didn't turn out so well. I should leave it to Austin Kleon and another one of his books "Newspaper Blackout."
My attempt at a newspaper blackout poem didn’t turn out so well. I should leave it to Austin Kleon and another one of his books “Newspaper Blackout.”

Stealing Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” was written by Austin Kleon, who is known for his poems created from redacted newspaper articles. Now if you ask me, I’d say that’s pretty creative, so why not listen to what he says about creativity itself.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

The book details tips and reflections about influence and creativity. Its also jam packed with quotes from artists, writers, musicians and many others — perfect for any Pinterest board or real-life inspiration collection if that’s your thing.

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Quotes from “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon

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I’m still editing down my review of “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon. I’m taking one of his many tips: Know what to leave out of your work.

So, for now, here are some quotes from the book (that Kleon wrote, not those he included from others — which seem countless) that I enjoyed.

It seems contradictory, but when it comes to creative work, limitations mean freedom.

There’s magic in being surrounded by books…. It’s not the book you start with, it’s the book that book leads you to.

The great thing about dead or remote masters is that they can’t refuse you as an apprentice.

– K