The Nice Quote — Manifesto Section

I updated The Nice Quote and added a special section containing a wide range of different manifesti from Frank Lloyd Wright over Bruce Mau to Leo Tolstoy and many more. Oh, and if one googles “nice quote” this little project is right on top now! Thanks for your support!

These were e.g. Henry Miller’s personal “commandments” as he called them, which I quite like.

1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
2. Start no more new books, add no new material to Black Spring.
3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
5. When you can’t create you can work.
6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.