“I am not an illustrator of ideas. I am the idea.” -Jack Whitten
“I don’t really trust ideas, especially good ones. Rather, I put my trust in the materials that confront me, because they put me in touch with the unknown.” -Robert Rauschenberg
“If any of literature’s other elements are stronger than form, such as style, plot, theme, if any of these overtake form, the result suffers.” -Karl Ove Knausgaard
Action comes first. Form emerges through action, through process. Ideas emerge through form. Trust the process. Trust action above all else.