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Creativity Quotes

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

[MovieMaker Magazine #53 – Winter, January 22, 2004 ]”
― Jim Jarmusch

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious. and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
― Walt Disney Company

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
― Osho

“Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose.

. Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty – describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember. If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world’s sounds – wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories? Turn your attentions to it. Try to raise up the sunken feelings of this enormous past; your personality will grow stronger, your solitude will expand and become a place where you can live in the twilight, where the noise of other people passes by, far in the distance. – And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

a good friend – quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing

Friendship is a love-nexus thing, it can’t be bought or sold, yet earned with steady steps that build trust. A good friend may not always be able to be there for you, nor save you from every storm, for there are times this universe sets solo challenges for us all. Yet in all of this they love you. They would be there for you if they could. If you love one another, if you would always do your best for one another, then you are good friends.

A good friend is the summer flower and the harbour from any storm. Such things in life are all or nothing. Ride or die.

They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Well, the proof of good friends is in the challenges of life. Those who pass such trials are your troupe, your running buddies, your real soul-mates.

I can’t say I’ve had many good friends, though there are some notable stand outs in my years, people I’d go into battle for. So what I can say is that they are rare gems, the right kind of treasure to keep in your chest.

A good friend is one that loves you, that stands by you no matter what, whom protects your soul. In truth, in this socially darwinistic world, they are a rare beauty. So, should you find one, treasure them as they treasure you. Stay in one another’s hearts even if you travel separate paths.

Friendship is a precious kind of love, with all that that should bring. It is a bond that should span the lifetime. Though months and years may pass between communications, a true friend is timeless.

When the pressure of my day is inside me, not like a tangled knot but like a ticking bomb, I need to let it explode somewhere safe. I need to go somewhere it can’t do lasting damage – and that’s why I have Casey. That’s why he has me. When I need to vent I call him up and he knows what’s coming. It isn’t an exchange, well, not in the same session. I get to yell my fuckin’ lungs out and be a vengeful, crass, arse-hole of fury and he sips his beer and nods in the right places. Only when I pick up my pint does he ask me if I’m ready for his perspective and if I am I’ll keep drinking, otherwise the shouting starts again. His job is to tell me how he thinks the other side likely felt in my stories, what fears and insecurities may have motivated them, tone me down rather than egg me on. Then I can go back home and talk things through. Sometimes Casey is right, sometimes he’s way off, but I can’t talk to my wife when I need to explode, she doesn’t deserve that. Casey’s just the same, he calls me, I go. He vents, I listen. Maybe that’s why I’m still happily married and Casey is too. I don’t know, it works for us. We don’t gossip, no-one knows his secrets or mine. We love our wives, our kids, I dunno, sometimes just getting that rage our is the best thing I can do. It probably comes mostly from work anyway, but I can’t go yellin’ at the boss now can I?