When someone asks you to do something you’ve never done say yes, smile, and then run away and freak out. And then figure out how to get it done.
(Mission) aligns me with other people in my field because if we all succeed then we have more impact.
Once you know your practice and you deepen it, it is easier for people to pay you.
Underneath everything we do in our working world like there's this one crazy truth which is we're just slowly inexorably getting really good at something.
Projects are years but work is decades.
We just danced out in the front to get excited, listen to a little Kanye, its good!
Entering that creative moment, it takes preparation.
You offered me a form and I was able to take that, engage with it in the moment, and create something new.
There is no program you can create to fix what policy and law has broken. We have got to do more and it is you who must decide that you don’t want to live in a city where some people, because of their zip code, can live longer; where some people because of their skin color can feel safer.
I don’t know if your life is valued, if you understand what it is for us to walk around in this skin, to work everyday, to pay taxes and, to be so afraid that if something happened to you or someone you loved, that no one would even mourn.
There's a lot of compromise in terms of designing but it's doing exactly what it needs to do.
Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd
Not everything works out. You are always going to run into this kinds of oops moment where something is kind of majorly falling apart.
We have got to think of this privilege that we have in our country, in our neighborhoods, in our skin; we have to use it in a way that helps change the world.
We have the power in this room to use our voices to make a difference, to be better than those who came before us. You can change the world, but you have to want to. You have to understand that the world needs to be changed.
Where is the outrage from the people with so much privilege in our country? When do we push for real change? How many people have to die?!
You have to know how to let go and that's really, really hard for creative people.
About compromise is seeing your artistic vision through another artistic lens is often when you're a creative person whether that's music or writing or anything, seeing your ideas interpreted by somebody else... it's hard to let go.
The harder thing to do is pick up the phone and call but it turns out that was the best thing to do.
Within a project talking to people- just open up and talk to them. There is no stupid question.
Be polite but don't wait until there's an emergency to bring something.
Communication is probably the most important aspect of collaboration.
Good thing about collaboration, you really cut down on the amount of stuff you have to do personally.
Your zip code should not predict how long you live.
Where is freedom? Well ladies and gentlemen, freedom is in the mind.
Music is my life and life is my music.
If somebody has an ugly baby...you should tell them it's an f-ing ugly baby. I think that's important, and one of the reasons why people trust me to make music. I will tell them "That's a bad idea"