All of you, right now. Stop what you’re doing, (it’s probably not that important anyway) and listen to me. You have to MAKE SOMETHING! A story, a poem, an essay, a picture, a quilt, a painting, a journal entry, a doodle, a slogan, a noise, SOMETHING! Not something you heard or saw or found and passed around. Something that comes from YOU. It’s how you prove to the Universe (the big bastard) that you were worth the space!
—Richard F. Yates