Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.— Pablo Picasso
Fascinating Creativity And Writing quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
Composing is a natural fit. As far as the creative process goes, I'd rather do this than anything else, by far. Something different happened to me when I started to write music to images. It was a feeling of excitement and connection and a sense of being in the right place that I never had before.
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
The fact is that writing, like any creative undertaking, carries with it both pain and great joy. The pain is often inherent in the most fertile subject matter; the joy lies in transforming that subject matter and thus moving through it in a way that helps us grow while we create something of value to others.
Like most-maybe all- writers, I learned to write by writing and, by example, by reading books.
After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.
Becoming a writer means being creative enough to find the time and the place in your life for writing.
No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.
Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
If instituted, the TPP's IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you're ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
If you want to be a writer, write. Write and write and write. If you stop, start again. Save everything that you write. If you feel blocked, write through it until you feel your creative juices flowing again. Write. Writing is what makes a writer, nothing more and nothing less.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
How working for the wrong motives poisons our creativity and warps our ideas of success and failure.
The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.
I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
Creativity sometimes needs the protection of darkness, of being ignored.
That is very obvious in the natural tendency many artists and writers have not to show their paintings or writings before they are finished.
You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing something. It doesn't matter what. In five or ten minutes, the imagination will heat, the tightness will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over.
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest.
I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
To me, music shouldn't be ego-driven.
When you go out on stage and play songs, it is. But when you're sitting in a room, writing songs, it's a completely different process. It's a completely different place. It's a creative place, a musical place. It has nothing to do with who likes what.
When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.
Fearlessness, absolutely. Discipline. You also need open-minded creativeness that lets everything in. You never want to lose a word or a phrase, yet every one should count. Always the best language possible. And, finally, knowing when to leave it alone. Stop when it's done.
By writing much, one learns to write well.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
To develop the creative attitude, analyze and focus on the wanted SOLUTION;
seek out and fill your mind with the FACTS; write down ideas, both sensible and seemingly wild; let the facts and ideas simmer in your mind; evaluate, recheck, settle on the creative ideas.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
If you go too far in fantasy and break the string of logic, and become nonsensical, someone will surely remind you of your dereliction....Pound for pound, fantasy makes a tougher opponent for the creative person.
I live in a very, very quiet place. I have a sequence to my creative life. In spring and fall, I am above ground and commit to community. In the summer, I'm outside. It is a time for family. And in the winter, I am underground. Home. This is when I do my work as a writer - in hibernation. I write with the bears.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
Creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty.