16 Things Andrea Zittel Knows for Sure About Life and Creativity

“What makes us feel liberated is not total freedom, but rather living in a set of limitations that we have created and prescribed for ourselves.”

There’s not a lot of backstory on this one, but here’s what I know.

Andrea Zittel is an artist and somewhere along the line years ago this list of 16 things she knows for sure surfaced online and has made the rounds of the blogosphere ever since.

Her observations include that no matter how many options there are it’s human nature to narrow them down to two polar opposite choices, that a perfect filing system can sometimes decrease efficiency, and that the creation of rules is more creative than the destruction of them.