“He refused to let producers keep copies of his own handwriting, and after going missing, he once called a producer to say he was walking from Texas to Oklahoma “looking at birds”. Michele Morette, his late ex-wife of 13 years, revealed that while they were together she wasn’t allowed into his office, and that he would rather buy her a copy of a book than lend her his own. He also liked to leave his books and cassettes face-down, so people couldn’t see what he was reading or listening to. Another tale suggests a darkness and artistic obsession ran in the family. His youngest brother, Larry, went to Spain to study with the guitarist Andres Segovia, but the young Malick was so frustrated by his lack of progress that he broke his own hands, and later committed suicide.”—The secret life of Terrence Malick - Features, Films - The Independent
“respect “the genius of a place.”
subordinate details to the whole.
the art is to conceal art.
aim for the unconscious.
avoid fashion for fashion’s sake.
formal training isn’t required.
stand for something.
utility trumps ornament.
never too much, hardly enough.”—Ten design lessons