“Then indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting over lost days.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
—John Anster in a translation of Faust from 1835
“I think I need more momentum. Power.
That's why I'm creating all the time.
I have a little bit of a crazy side.
That's why I keep moving.
I keep doing something.
I can't sit still in the same place.
I have to move.
And still, I am learning.“
—Masa Takayama on television episode “Japan with Masa” from Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.”