Archive for 'Creativity'

Chopin on composition

Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meanings.–Frederic Chopin

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Fellini on the creative process

When the film is finished it is never the film I said I wanted to make–Federico Fellini

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Fine on the creative process

Every artist, from the moment he or she makes the first stroke on canvas, is destined to follow a certain path.–Perle Fine

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Miro on the creative process

I start from something considered dead and arrive at a world. And when I put a title on it, it becomes even more alive.–Joan Miro

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Magritte on creativity

The mind loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind is itself unknown.–Rene Magritte

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Bogan on the creative process

I have no fancy ideas about poetry. It doesn’t come on the wings of a dove. It’s something you work hard at.–Louise Bogan

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Dickinson on opportunities

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.–Emily Dickinson

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James on the creative act

To live in the world of creation–to get into it and stay in it–to frequent it and haunt it–to think intensely and fruitfully–to woo combinations and inspirations into being by a depth and continuity of attention and mediation–this is the only thing.–Henry James

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Soulages on expression

When one likes something passioantely, the rest is excluded from consideration, naturally. The more the means are limited, the stronger the expression: that, perhaps, explains the choice of a limited palette.–Pierre Soulages

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