That makes it very beautiful: you having nothing up your sleeve; therefore a sense of genuineness comes through.
A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life.
Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever.” ― “If you are a warrior, decency means that you are not cheating anybody at all. There is a sense of straightforwardness and simplicity.
With setting-sun vision, or vision based on cowardice, straightforwardness is always a problem.
If people have some story or news to tell somebody else, first of all they are either excited or disappointed.
You wait for the mirages of thirst to gape before you.
But you arrive and you find an old sergeant who has been isolated for months among the dunes, and he is so happy to be found that he weeps. In the arching immensity of the night, each tells the story of his life, each offers the other the burden of memories in which the human bond is discovered.To lie to someone is to insult them, and the liar is diminished in the eyes of the person he lies to.Civilized people don't put on airs; they behave in the street as they would at home, they don't show off to impress their juniors.that sort of thing is just cheap striving for effects, it's vulgar, old hat and false. They don't waste time with the fake jewellery of hobnobbing with celebrities, being permitted to shake the hand of a drunken [judicial orator], the exaggerated bonhomie of the first person they meet at the Salon, being the life and soul of the bar ...They regard prases like 'I am a representative of the Press!!By the time a person hears the news, it is not news at all, but opinion.It becomes a message of some kind, rather than fresh, straightforward news. It is of utmost importance to realize that the warrior’s approach should be simple-minded sometimes, very simple and straightforward.(...)5) They don't run themselves down in order to provoke the sympathy of others.They don't play on other people's heartstrings to be sighed over and cosseted ...Civilized people don't simply obey their baser instincts ... This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic.But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms.” ― “Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering.