Author of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST & other bestsellers. Newsletters are the new Twitter: austinkleon.com/newsletter
This is what writing often is for me: Making a list of everything stupid and idiotic that someone else is saying and then sitting down and trying to articulate the exact opposite. austinkleon.com/2019/07/16/a-n…
“If I am not quite right here, I am less wrong than before...” —Thoreau on moving
RT @austinkleon: “I keep thinking that I shall have no more to say, and then finding some wonderfully idiotic doctrine which I can contradi…
RT @austinkleon: Nobody’s really paying attention. This is the big secret. Even if you think you have an audience, nobody’s paying attentio…
RT @austinkleon: “To pay attention is to live, and to live is to pay attention...” austinkleon.com/2019/05/21/to-…
Lend make pay put devote focus turn gift attention to this thread 😊 twitter.com/jvrsntn/status…
Some of my favorite library book marginalia twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
Let’s be real I’m going to say it at breakfast tomorrow morning
I would like to thank Mean Gene from INSTANT HOTEL because one day, in the perfect context, I too will say, “it really is a hardship for me to be here” https://t.co/RPwhMJcoYc
RT @megmccarron: ICYMI: I wrote about three food companies who make their own zines, and how DIY publishing is the logical next step for a…
Art-making with kids is a great excuse to explore new forms austinkleon.com/2019/07/15/pri…
RT @ChappellTracker: Absolutely think more people need to see this video of how voice actor Frank Welker made many of the lion roars for th…
RT @charlesbethea: A remarkable look at a remarkable book: @Alex_Lily on Françoise Gilot's memoir of life with and without Picasso—who call…
@MARISKREIZMAN Why do you think so many people want that image to be real? JOHN WATERS: Because it’s two ends of bad taste: good bad taste and bad bad taste. And they never meet. lithub.com/john-waters-on… https://t.co/RtbGneDdpC
FULL MOON ENERGY 🌕
Still love this @xkcd about having the right attitude when you learn people don’t know something xkcd.com/1053/ https://t.co/b9lbudsn9n
Good morning, diary (Six-year-old’s linocuts printed on newspaper) https://t.co/j1hKOtuNcD
RT @angermonsoon: From the American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1944 https://t.co/yGTAniUEvz
A lot of y’all need a blog. All these tweet threads will be lost Like tears in rain https://t.co/4GHXjIV5Ik
RT @claytoncubitt: Watch this with your sound on. Repeat until you feel calm. Thank you. https://t.co/VPUI4QWZkS
RT @RebelzZynX: @WorkmanPub @austinkleon @ralchevd How about 5 of Austin Kleon's ? https://t.co/E51jM6d3Ov
RT @WorkmanPub: What’s better than one @austinkleon book? How about three! This motivational trilogy is aimed at nurturing the #creative in…
RT @amandapetrusich: Very proud of this @NewYorker interview with the poet & novelist Wendell Berry, which began in 2016, & took place in p…
RT @hels: Here, I made you a Top Ten list newyorker.com/culture/annals…
“And then, you know, life reasserts itself.” @ColsonWhitehead perfectly describing reentry austinkleon.com/2019/02/08/wal… https://t.co/jrQcGYfauG
I made a print out of the six-year-old’s weird tower and this big bad wolf stamp I copied from the four-year-old https://t.co/JsLsHlNih1
Six-year-old’s first linocut prints. Spooky. https://t.co/BO020pCNQB
INTERVIEWER: Do you seriously feel like you are a conduit for some higher power? PRINCE: No, I just practice a lot.
4-year-old drew some A+ big bad wolves today https://t.co/72j6t6Tqqb
Picture of me at the @KUTX studios earlier this year before recording my DJ set 🤓 kutx.org/my-kutx/my-kut… https://t.co/b0gV68Y1UJ
“Men have gone as far as they can, right? .... I learn from women a lot quicker than I do from men.” —Prince
The other secret museum in every city: The library! austinkleon.com/2018/05/25/lib…
“The secret museum in every city is a grocery store... they offer a tourist-free paradise for people-watching, especially the kind of locals tourists never meet — parents, the elderly, 9-to-5ers, paycheck-to-paycheck poor.” nymag.com/urbanist/artic…
“The challenge is always to find the ultimate in the ordinary horseshit.” —James Tate @parisreview theparisreview.org/interviews/563…
Big mood #newspaperblackout #blackoutpoetry https://t.co/rdG1EdTrmj
Happy Saturday. It’s a good day to unfollow: austinkleon.com/2019/07/13/unf…
RT @DanielPink: Last year, Netflix users streamed 52 billion minutes of The Office. (Yes, 52,000,000,000 minutes.) That's equivalent to 99…
RT @LeelaCorman: My buddy Tim wrote this excellent love letter to MAD Magazine. nytimes.com/2019/07/12/opi…
Thanks! Newest issue is here if y'all need something to read: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/kn… twitter.com/samspurlin/sta…
“Our civilization is suffering profound wounds because of the wholesale abandonment of reading by contemporary society.” austinkleon.com/2019/02/20/wer…
RT @VikkiRossWrites: “Read, read, read, read, read. Those who read own the world; those who immerse themselves in the Internet or watch too…
“Stay and luxuriate in a life you can finally know you’ve chosen.” #RickandMorty https://t.co/uzN520S9Tt
RT @nytimesarts: We set out to buy a Bob Ross painting. But we learned it wasn't possible. nyti.ms/32pTiZG
Ps. “this is a weird little book and it’s $12.95.” howtokeepgoing.net
(Here are some weird little books that are $12.95 😉) austinkleon.com/books/
“It’s really hard to get a customer to take a $30 chance on a book. It’s so much easier for me to say this is a weird little book and it’s $12.95. That’s easy.” twitter.com/theunread/stat…
Six-year-old’s plan: “Kindergarten. First grade. College. Graduate to adult. Live the rest of my life making music. Die. The end.”
RT @theseantcollins: I'm proud to present my guide to Road House—the greatest "bad" movie of all time, now on Netflix—for @decider. https:/…
People who spread good ideas > people with good ideas > people who have bad ideas > people who spread bad ideas
RT @monteiro: Congratulations. You invented Cliff Notes. blinkist.com/magazine/posts…
RT @rachsyme: Henry Miller’s description of summer in the 1940s (in a letter he wrote that’s in a book I’m reading) is a big mood https://t…
Okay, happy Friday y’all. Taking a walk. (The demons hate fresh air.) Here’s this week’s newsletter: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/kn…
#4 pick of the @nyrbclassics sale: Tove Jansson’s wonderful wonderful THE SUMMER BOOK. Ok! That’ll get you your 40% off and your free shipping! nyrb.com/products/the-s…
#3 pick of the @nyrbclassics sale: Eve Babitz’s slightly trashy and totally smart SLOW DAYS, FAST COMPANY nyrb.com/products/slow-… Also: EVE’S HOLLYWOOD nyrb.com/products/eve-s…
#2 pick of the @nyrbclassics sale: Saul Steinberg’s THE LABYRINTH. An American classic. That Romanian bastard could DRAW. nyrb.com/products/the-l…
One of my favorite publishers @nyrbclassics is having a big sale. Buy 4 or more books and get 40% off. Thread time! Here’s #1 of my picks: twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
The abridged Thoreau journal I love to read is part of the big @nyrbclassics sale! nyrb.com/products/the-j…
RT @paperhaus: Starbucks could still subscribe and provide the newspapers to their customers to read for free. That’s what coffeeshops did…
“[The book] is not about architecture, but about how specific design choices can help us build better relationships.” @LangeAlexandra re-reads A PATTERN LANGUAGE: curbed.com/2019/7/11/2068…
I ❤️ this. His annotations aren’t handwritten, but in John Holt’s update to HOW CHILDREN LEARN, he breaks up the text with big block quotes about what he got right and wrong tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/147062280… twitter.com/al_humphreys/s…
“Garry Shandling always said to me, ’Don’t get mad, get funny.’ It changed my life.” esquire.com/entertainment/…
RT @susanorlean: For me, writing is really just learning about things that interest me, and then trying to convince you to find them as int…
On Milton: “A good argument can be made that he was able to render these masterpieces not in spite of his blindness but because of it.” nytimes.com/2019/07/06/opi…
“I am seized by two contradictory feelings: there is so much beauty in the world it is incredible that we are ever miserable for a moment; there is so much shit in the world that it is incredible we are ever happy for a moment.” —Geoff Dyer
Here’s another video of Fred Astaire playing the drums: youtube.com/watch?v=479-6W…
Good afternoon. Here is Fred Astaire dancing with a drum set: youtube.com/watch?v=yTH9Vw…
“Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary.” —Amédée Ozenfant, FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN ART, 1928
“His way of teaching was to show you things, to give you things, to take you places you had not thought of visiting, and to feed you.” amzn.to/30nlJpg
My six-year-old made a collage of Mac Demarco https://t.co/97Y16OC6Cx
Haha just kidding I hate the President
I stand with our great President against the “the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies.” You can try to silence #pansyluchadores all you want, @instagram, but their stable genius will prevail!!! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/LwxnM2Fw4Y
Finally watching this and it’s totally charming twitter.com/kanopy/status/…
I mean, my books are more handsome and more helpful and more intelligent than me (not to mention slimmer) so it makes sense that they travel the world while I languish at home!
My books are almost always in better places than I am 😭 twitter.com/elizmccracken/…
 
 
 
 
 
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