“I don’t have enough time as it is…”
The filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is old school. He writes all his scripts out by hand and then dictates them to a typist. Ideas are jotted down in small, color-coordinated notebooks and, despite the presence of an iPad and iPhone in his life, he doesn’t have email. “I don’t have enough time as it is to read a book or make music, or see my friends,” he said. “People don’t believe me, too. They think I’m just saying that because I don’t want to give it to them. But no, I do not have email.”
Successful artists possess the ability to say “no” to shit, so they can get shit done. I said no to the awesome weather this past weekend.
[I love Jim Jarmusch’s films, particularly Stranger Than Paradise and Coffee and Cigarettes.]