For today’s post, I’m sharing some favorite quotations about art, writing, and living. Hope they inspire you today.
As an artist, you have the job of working out whatever is given you to work out.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
All writing is a form of prayer.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
I write with intensity, discipline and constancy, because this is the work that calls me, the vocation of my heart.
Personal essayists converse with the reader because they're already having dialogues and disputes with themselves.
Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Never lose a holy curiosity.