Category Archives: CREATIVITY

As any jazz musician knows, it takes flexibility and adaptability for improvisation to create beauty.

Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence

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I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.

Billy Corgan

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Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote (1924-84), American novelist, short-story writer, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.”

― Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting The Power Of The Wild Woman