“Create daily. Don’t have any other measure of success other than making something you are happy and proud of, right now, and put it out there for the world to see. Do this for twenty years. Then, even if the world does not come to see, ask yourself if this made your soul grow. Did your art get better? Is it something you can point at and be proud of? I can guarantee the answer will be yes.”—
“If he had been alive he would have been the first to call on me…but he has not been here, nor has he sent to know how I am, and there’s the flag at halfmast.”—
William Seward, recovering after his own assassination attempt, wasn’t told of Lincoln’s death. He figured it out for himself when he saw through his bedroom window that the flag was flying at half-mast. (866)
I finally finished “the Lincoln book” last night. That’s Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, for anyone who has forgotten along the way. I don’t blame you—I started posting quotes in October.