Leave it to a death to remind you of your mortality. Even the death of a loved pet. This is all temporary. Time is the ultimate currency. We all wake up to the same bank account everyday. How are you spending it? (Going to miss you Machia.)
During a busy lunch hour at the Time Square Subway station, I saw a set of keys fall out of a man's pocket as he rushed to the train. It had a tag with contact information on it for this exact situation. The whole time I walked out of the station I kept thinking I should pick it up and contact the owner. Yet I kept walking. After a certain point I felt so bad that I assumed someone would see how long it took me to pick it up, I didn't want to go back. I want to blame New York for getting me used to the idea that we're all busy and have things to do. But that's bullshit. I'm an asshole. We're all in this together. I'm changing this.
On that note, you learn a lot by asking someone what's their story. The guy living on the street and the guy on Wall Street, we're all just trying to get through the day.
How to know when things are fucked up: When "Made with Real Sugar" is a selling point for a product.
The people that have the most vocal opinions about film, fashion and music are almost never filmmakers, designers or musicians. Think about that.
Poisonous thinking is far more dangerous than any poison you can ingest. Poisonous thinking is a much slower, torturous death.
Ask anyone that has made it in the career you want to be in, they'll tell you you can make it. Ask anyone that has failed, they'll tell you you can't make it. Funny, isn't it?
If there is an exception to the rule, that means there are no rules.