If you want to get into anime, my best advice to you as a creator is to please have diverse interests in things besides animation. Look outward, first of all. Most anime makers are basically autistic. They have to try and reach out, and truly communicate with others. I would guess that the greatest thing anime has ever achieved is the fact that we’re holding a dialogue right here and now.
You don’t learn creativity by reading a goddamn book. To be creative you must smear yourself with your art like passionate, sweating lovers.
You must learn to see with the same eye, a mound of earth and a heap of gold, a cow, a sage, a dog and a man who eats the dog. There is another intelligence, beyond the mind.
Love today is a relatively rare phenomenon, that we have a great deal of sentimentality; we have a great deal of illusion about love, namely as a…as something one falls in. But the question is that one cannot fall in love, really; one has to be in love. And that means that loving becomes, and the ability to love, becomes one of the most important things in life.
The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience.
So many People, so many Universes…
It’s simple: Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It’s slow death.
Major Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
When a man is hit by friendly fire, his blood pressure lowers and his morale sinks. I have been hit by friendly fire in my heart. Sighs spill from my body instead of blood.
Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.
Man is condemned to be free.
I don’t think the greatest motivation for people is money. It’s to feel needed.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
In a decaying society, Art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, Art must show the world as changeable, and help to change it.