Truths, Vol. 2

• Ego only becomes an obstacle when it’s not yours.

• Some natives believe that each photo captures part of your soul. Do the red carpet math to understand the vapidity of celebs.

• Every minute spent rehearsing prolongs your career by the same amount.

• Give someone a wireless if you want them to stand still.

• Editing requires objectivity, which is why most editors are single or divorced.

• You can’t copyright a title, but if anyone tries to steal Rabbi Sanjeev and the Periwinkle Valise of Intrigue, I’ll sue the motherfucking Burberry off their back faster than you can say Neo-Hassidic espionage.

• Drummers make their living counting time, yet are rarely on it.

• A picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words in the porn business. Fortunately, trading volume is low.

• Batteries always die far too young; bring life support.

• Of belief, faith, and ideas, ideas are the only one with actual value.

• Reputation attracts more quality associations than does pay.

• The definition of success constantly evolves for the truly ambitious.

• Writing what you know is as exciting as having an affair with your spouse.

• Always factor in time for the unfactorable.

• Consider retirement when the list of people you hope to someday work with becomes shorter than those you refuse to work with.

• It’s not a documentary if you set out with an agenda.

• No photo tells a story; its viewer does, and each uniquely.

• If Beethoven were alive and working in music today, deafness would be to his professional advantage.

• The medium is really only part of the message. The rest is the message.

About Gordon

Gordon Highland is the author of the novels Flashover and Major Inversions, with short stories in such publications as Word Riot, Black Heart, Noir at the Bar Vol. 2, and Warmed and Bound, among others. He lives in the Kansas City area, where he makes videos by day and music by night.
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