Writing and drawing to his younger self, Kleon shares lessons he’s learned over the past decade. One is the idea that each person is a “mashup” who needs to cultivate certain qualities, be around creative influences, and work hard in order to grow in his/her freedom of expression.
So its okay for artists to steal? In T.S. Eliot’s words, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.”
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