Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

The second half of this quote originally appeared as a line in Allen Ginsberg’s poem “On Burroughs’ Work.” Years later, in an interview with “Writer’s Digest,” when Ginsberg was asked to share some advice for aspiring writers, he borrowed from his own material, adding the line about following your inner moonlight. It’s a concept that Ginsberg, who was known for disrupting the status quo with his eccentric ways, both preached and practiced.