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