Shel Silverstein was an iconoclast but he was disciplined, particularly about his work, which always came first. He developed some interesting rules for living his life:

“Comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave are the two most important things in life.”

“To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.”

“I’m not content when I’m traveling but I’m not content when I’m not traveling. So I guess I’ll keep traveling.”

“Paradise is nice but you can’t get any work done there.”

“Do something you love, time will pass and you’ll have fun.”

“Do you really want to live your life as if this is the last good idea you’ll ever have?”