Author of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST and other books. New 2018 calendar: austinkleon.com/2018-calendar New t-shirt: cottonbureau.com/products/steal…
(HDT, letter to Harrison Blake, Dec. 6, 1856)
“Have you got in your wood for this winter? What else have you got in?” https://t.co/dn0jJrgfcu
“It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite, only a sense of existence... I am ready to try th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” —Thoreau, 12/6/1856 twitter.com/verteadelie/st…
🙏 “...just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a cont… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Sides and pie, baby. Sides and pie. #thanksgiving
Fun: my DJ set for @KUTx is gonna re-air Thanksgiving day at 2PM central! kutx.org/my-kutx/my-kut… https://t.co/uwh1pLXdKi
The picture / the word #newspaperblackout https://t.co/EftNQJJRRs
This looks great and fits into my recent walking obsession — great cover, too! amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/qNAe3YtqJI
Browsing the @nytimes 100 Notable Books of 2017: nytimes.com/2017/11/22/boo…
RT @austinkleon: Worth re-reading: Lou Reed on how much he loves @kanyewest's YEEZUS https://t.co/g6b0dsFjRL https://t.co/GfALGOTQST
Just 11 days left to snag a Steal Like An Artist tee on @cottonbureau. ⏳ cottonbureau.com/products/steal… https://t.co/ZCs6VD14sw
RT @abookapart: How to survive Thanksgiving, from @austinkleon featuring @mulegirl. Hint: “Don’t fight them. Study them!” https://t.co/ynYZ…
Call me an “expert,” I will correct you. Call me a “guru,” I will throw up on you. austinkleon.com/2017/11/22/no-… https://t.co/9ybd8oTHu7
RT @robinsloan: Malcolm Harris says the second graph here—please note what happens starting in the 1980s—is the central fact of our time.…
“I am all for the scamp.... Our contrary-mindedness is our only hope for civilization.” —Lin Yutang
RT @jndevereux: Keri Smith has this at the end of a list of recommended reading in her “The Wander Society” and it should be added to all b…
RT @mattthomas: 75 million years ago, turkeys were 7 feet tall and built for speed. And one day, they’ll have their revenge. http://t.co/TC…
Lynda Barry sings her to Gershwin & “The Girl from Ipanema”: youtu.be/w3JIkjrz4h0 twitter.com/parisreview/st…
RT @thebookslut: A friend and I are reading Emily Wilson's Odyssey translation out loud to each other, and it is as rare and beautiful as e…
Very thankful for my firstborn on this fine Thanksgiving eve! 😂 💩 #owenkleonart https://t.co/XV3Wt31l0j
Holiday Instagram is a great time to discover who comes from money 💰😬
RT @austinkleon: GIVE THANKS YOU HAVE LIVED SO LONG, AND MAKE YOURSELF READY IN YOUR CABIN FOR THE MISCHANCE OF THE HOUR ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
Excited for these two forthcoming @ransomcenter exhibits: Vaudeville and Ed Ruscha! hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/up… https://t.co/H0LcdknUrX
RT @austinkleon: In Beethoven’s day macaroni with parmesan cheese was an expensive dish. absadmin.users.sonic.net/schulz/pages/p… https://t.co/k8zMyX11So
“Did you go to college to get stupid?” —Sonny Corleone
RT @austinkleon: “The Godfather is the I Ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question.” #youv…
RT @geetadayal: Iggy Pop playing David Bowie records and explaining them. nts.live/shows/nts-x-so…
Oh PS my copy has post-it note sunglasses on it because my wife, like many of Thoreau's friends, thought his eyes w… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Anyways, if you're at all interested in Thoreau, give this book a look. It's long — 500 pages — but it paints a por… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
It's not: go live out in the woods, it's: how can you live deliberately? How can you be part of the world in a way you can live with?
Thoreau is one of those authors who gets judged by the fact that his disciples (annoyingly) steal the wrong message from him.
There are two basic instructions I take from Thoreau: 1) Take long walks. Get out. Try to arrange your life in a w… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Now, I'm reading Thoreau's journal every day with tabs on the date and I've found so much beautiful stuff… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
I read WALDEN years ago but never really had much of an opinion of Thoreau — because I consider myself an "indoorsm… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
And yeah, Thoreau could be self-righteous, and a bit of a prick, but DAMN I found Laura Walls rendering of him so human and warm
It feels like in the Obama years it became sort of hip to hate on Thoreau. (The New Yorker published an article abo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Hello I read this Thoreau biography and I can't stop thinking about Thoreau amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/ZQFO4yqHuL
“The walking I'm talking about has nothing in it akin to taking exercise... but is itself the enterprise and advent… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
“If... you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man; then you are… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
“I feel ripe for something, yet do nothing, can't discover what that thing is. I feel fertile merely. It is seedtim… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @editorarocco: Se você odeia a ideia de autopromoção e acha que seus feitos falam por si mesmo mas, ainda sim, não “chegou lá” e sente q…
Me: Did you know Diogenes the Cynic lived in a barrel? Wife: Wow.
RT @BananaKarenina: Lysias asked Diogenes if he believed in the gods & he said "How'm I gonna not believe in gods, when I lookin right at a…
RT @BananaKarenina: Diogenes da dog said: "The Sinopeans banished me, but ain’t no place worse than wherever they at.”
RT @BananaKarenina: Alexander the Gr8 asks Diogenes What's up w the pile of bones. "I'm lookin fo yo father's bones, but can't distinguish…
RT @DamienKempf: Diogenes the Cynic, living in a barrel with his many books (Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 209) http://t.co/T3ORaGs…
@drafthouse hey, this screening is ringing up as $22 a ticket for an 80 minute screening — is that the right price… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
Let me check into that real quick! Might be some sort of special arrangement with it.
“The key to happiness in Austin is to never, ever drive on I-35.” Damn, I miss reading Molly Ivins. She died the y… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
LOL at people worrying about talking to their families about politics at Thanksgiving this year. Haven't you had de… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @austinkleon: I've been reduced to self-modeling with a selfie stick. Buy a t-shirt over at @cottonbureau! cottonbureau.com/products/steal… ht…
Hey Austin, TX: the sequel to @donhertzfeldt's masterpiece, WORLD OF TOMORROW, is showing next week at @drafthouse: drafthouse.com/austin/show/wo…
This record is great. A worthy swan song. She was so good. twitter.com/nytimesarts/st…
RT @claytoncubitt: When news happens and you can immediately foresee all the possible takes and then also all the possible takes to the tak…
“We have no art; we do everything as well as we can.” Happy 99th birthday, Corita (@coritaartcenter) https://t.co/JuzR7DVoWO
 
Ps. That was a sign outside the @blantonmuseum -- almost too easy! https://t.co/l7ChoXfaWY
Full beard Thoreau > Neckbeard Thoreau https://t.co/jhxGOo24FR
If Thanksgiving gets too bad this year, just channel Thoreau, bug out, and go for a walk in the freezing swamp https://t.co/3Ks12d8Hsm
RT @numerogroup: For all your Thanksgiving-related music needs, please consider this half-baked (see what we did there?) playlist: https:/…
I’ve been blogging every day for 50 days now. It’s gone better than I expected. Wrote about it here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @mulegirl: All the research shows that facts are powerless in the face of contradictory beliefs. You will not win the argument. You hav…
“I have got in my huckleberries — I shall be ready for Thanksgiving.” —Henry David Thoreau, journal, August 30, 1856
Yes yes YES. The serendipity of the stacks. twitter.com/pointreyesbook…
Anyways: this should and WILL be in a blog post! 😂
Once I switched to daily blogging again, I found that not only did I always have a "top" post for the newsletter, I… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Take blogging: every week, on Thursday, I used to scramble trying to come up with a good post to put at the top of my Friday newsletter
Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure I'm as interested in "quantity" as much as "frequency" — the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
I am often tempted to try to make 10 a day for a week, and see how many good ones I get, but I think there's a thre… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
One example is my #newspaperblackout poems: 9/10 are mediocre or bad, but 1/10 is pretty darned good, so 1 per day… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
I think a lot depends on the kind of art that you make, but in my own practice, having a repeatable daily project l… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Interesting part of the book ART & FEAR about a pottery class and how focusing on quantity sometimes leads to bette… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Mr. @wcraghead is our generation's Ralph Steadman twitter.com/the_kochalka/s…
This Thanksgiving, be the Anthropologist on Mars. twitter.com/mulegirl/statu…
OK Monday fun is born: send me your favorite epigraphs twitter.com/garethchughes/…
I suppose the first hurdle would be explaining what an epigraph is en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigraph_… https://t.co/FJhStlrBYl
Listicle I would read: “The Year’s Best Epigraphs”
The epigraphs for @saxdavid’s REVENGE OF THE ANALOG 😂👏 amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS… https://t.co/XHkjqPE7xY
RT @JasonNoffsinger: Some interesting thoughts on #creating and #journaling on paper from @austinkleon > Paper is a wonderful technology |…
RT @ransomcenter: What Mozart’s Music Actually Sounds Like When Played on His Original Pianoforte mymodernmet.com/robert-levin-m… via @mymodernmet
RT @ftrain: If I understood the first thing about hardware I'd be building little devices that create weird social scenes. People need scen…
RT @mattthomas: This is actually a nice mini history of the selfie. twitter.com/i/moments/9323…
RT @austinkleon: “Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can't already afford?” #chinatown https://…
New blog post: @CarlyRaeJepsen, sad but upbeat pop music, and why sometimes you have to dance alone:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
I've been reduced to self-modeling with a selfie stick. Buy a t-shirt over at @cottonbureau!… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
 
 
 
 
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