“Heavenly expectation begins precisely at the moment when earthly expectation sinks down in weakness and despair.” Soren Kirkegaard, Edifying Discourses
The answer to loneliness is solitude.
Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle
another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end
is a beginning, and under every deep
Just become quiet, still, and solitary, and the world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. Franz Kafka
Art is a framework, a kind of living trellis, on which public dreaming
can take shape.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp
Art Happens – no hovel is safe from it, no prince can depend on it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about. James McNeill Whistler
Art is an experience, not an object. Robert Motherwell
Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle. Robert Henri
Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth
and the sun.
Art is manipulation without intervention. Louise Bourgeois
Creative people…..are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessnesss for the gift of “divine madness.” Rollo May
The key to inspiration is being open to it. It often comes when least expected.
Creativity is an act of innocence that occurs when we are being authentically and originally ourselves
Spontaneous creation comes from our deepest being and is immaculately and originally ourselves. What we have to express is already with us, is us, so the work of creativity is not a matter of making the material come, but of unblocking the obstacles to its natural flow.
The boundary between art and life is self created. You can break through the barriers of creating by creating.
To let go of what you think you know and open to what is possible is to lose yourself to clarity.
Creativity bridges the gap between our true nature and
our conscious ability to see it.