Dichotomies of Life/Art

Be regular and orderly in your life… so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Flaubert, Gustave. Quoted in Keeping Found Things Found by William Jones (Elsevier, 2008).

We thought that that was a better way to go with it, to have the music be the place where it’s wild and experimental and shooting off into a million directions but keeping the personal life in order.

Lee Renaldo on not living the wild burn out rock life. Quoted in Daydream Nation by Matthew Stearns (Continuum, 2007: 80).