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Fall comes early on the Rapa River Delta in northern Sweden. Deciduous trees like these birches are a rarity in the boreal forest. Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz @thephotosociety @natgeocreative by natgeo

coffeentrees:

Fall comes early on the Rapa River Delta in northern Sweden. Deciduous trees like these birches are a rarity in the boreal forest. Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz @thephotosociety @natgeocreative by natgeo

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”

– Chuck Close (via observando)

“But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely — or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”

– Oscar Wilde (via psych-facts)