Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.

I was digging around in my office and came across this notebook… and this quote from Walker Evans (the pioneering American photographer whose work documenting the Great Depression influenced generations of photographers).  I used to meticulously take notes from my reading over the years, and still do, I guess.  But putting a couple of strong, good quotes on note cards and sticking them above your desk is a really good way to stay on track, to stay reminded of why you do what you do.  The writer Raymond Carver used to do this.  I think I got the idea from him.  At any rate, this quote is not a bad one to look at every day.