あらゆるものを見聞きし頭の中に天下をおさめて
しかも それらをすっかり忘れて戻ってまいりましたあーーーーッ

  • 蒼天航路より 荀彧文若

荀彧文若が放浪の旅より曹操のもとに戻ってきた時の台詞

それは、想像力が不足しているのではなくて、想像力が過剰なのです。
貴女の認識は正反対ですよ。
いいですか、つまり、想像力をコントロールできないことに起因した障害なのです

  • 有限と微小のパン -The Perfect Outsider-
  • 真賀田四季博士と新庄久美子との対話 より

想像力を使ってイミテーションを本物と思いこむことが出来るかの問に対して新庄が無理だと答えたとことに対する回答


“Sometimes I wonder how you can stand being just a dog…”
“You play with the cards you’re dealt… Whatever that means.”

  • Charles M. Schulz

責難は成事に非ず

  • 十二国記「華胥の幽夢」より

何かを責めて非難することは、何かを成す事ではない。

つひにゆく道とはかねて聞きしかど昨日今日とは思はざりしを

  • 作者:在原業平 古今和歌集、伊勢物語より

シンプルに凝った技工なくすっと読まれた歌。自分に迫った死を思う歌。

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  • Samuel Beckett

(前略)
草薙「だけど私は情報の並列化の果に“個”を取り戻すための一つの希望を見つけたわ・・・」
笑い男「・・・ちなみに、その答えは?」
草薙「好奇心。・・・多分ね。」

  • 攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX #26 公安9課、再び より

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

Ira Glass