“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
a lower deep opens.     Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
Elizabeth Janeway

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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

An artist informs the world of what’s available behind the masks we all wear. That’s what we are all here to do.

We are the origin of our art, the homeland… originality is the process of remaining true to ourselves.

Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control. This is frightening and we resist it. Our resistance to our creativity is a form of self destruction.

The creative process is a spiritual path. The adventure is about us, about the deep self, the composer in all of us, about originality, meaning not that which is all new, but that which is fully and originally ourselves.

Imagination is the very gateway of reality. By imagination we have the power to be anything we desire to be. Through imagination we disarm and transform the violence of the world…We then realize that only as we live by imagination can we truly be said to be live at all. (Neville, Awakened Imagination)