Joshua Longbrake

iteration: the repetition of a process or utterance

Agnes Martin said the main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea.

Tom Waits said when you're writing, you're conjuring. It's a ritual, and you need to be brave and respectful and sometimes get out of the way of whatever it is that you're inviting into the room.

Annie Dillard said your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.