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Rush on creativity

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

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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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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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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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Gide on rules

One of the great rules of art: do not linger.–Andre Gide

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Kerouac on process

And this is the way a novel gets written, in ignorance, fear, sorrow, madness, and a kind of psychotic happiness as an incubator for the wonders being born.

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James on a writer’s experiences

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue. It is the atmosphere of the mind; and when the mind is imaginative–much more when it happens to […]

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Mosley on writing daily

Nothing we create is art at first. It's simply a collection of notions that may never be understood. Returning every day thickens the atmosphere. Images appear. Connections are made. But even these clearer notions will fade if you stay away more than a day. –Walter Mosley, Writers on Writing

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