Archive for 'Creativity'

Albee on the creative process

Few sensible authors are happy discussing the creative process — it is, after all, black magic, and may lose its power if we look that particular gift horse too closely in the mouth. — Edward Albee, Three Tall Women (Forward)

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Picasso on what is art

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. – Pablo Picasso

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Anaxagoras on the mind

All things were together. The mind came and arranged them.–Anaxagorus

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Rush on creativity

Creativity is really the structuring of magic.–Ann Kent Rush

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Brecht on conception

The overriding thing must be the greatness of the conception, the dark piled-up mass, the trembling light over everything, and the fearlessness of the human heart which shows things as they are and likes them that way.–Bertolt Brecht

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Braque on art

Art disturbs, science reassures.–Georges Braque

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Edison on success

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.–Thomas Edison

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Barlach on intention

There lives in the sculptor’s soul something which compels him to imbue his intentions with a heroic boldness and with a joy in achieving monumental effects.–Ernst Barlach

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Verdi on the opinion of others

I should compose with utter confidence a subject that set my blood going, even though it were condemned by all other artists as anti-musical.–Giuseppe Verdi

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Dickey on being creative

There are so many selves in everybody and to explore and exploit just one is wrong, dead wrong, for the creative person.–James Dickey

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