"Visual artists, poets, and musicians are releasing free content online faster than ever before. There is an athleticism to these aesthetic outpourings, with artists taking on the creative act as a way of exercising other muscle groups, bodybuilding a personal brand or self-mythology, a concept or a formal vocabulary. Images, music, and words become drips in a pool of art sweat, puddling online for all to view. The long-derided notion of the “masterpiece” has reached its logical antithesis with the aesthlete: a cultural producer who trumps craft and contemplative brooding with immediacy and rapid production."
"Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort"
"A couple of years later, Ev and I quit. I had joined Google before the IPO, so I was leaving lots of valuable shares behind. But my move to Silicon Valley wasn’t about a cozy job - it was about taking a risk and reinventing myself. My first startup had failed. But my next startup was Twitter"