Well, dear readers, I am disappointed that none of you have commented one way or another on the last two posts of quotations. I will give you one last chance with these remaining ones. Also wanted to point out that the picture I've been using for these posts was taken at city beach of a small statue in the children's play area. If you look closely at each post, you will see that the picture changes slightly due to subtle manipulation of the hue/saturation map. Am I stealing from the designer of the statue or building on his work? Neither really - just exploring my software for future reference. Have no idea who is responsible for that lion.
You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.
The writer is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do… The not-knowing is crucial to art, is what permits art to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention… Writing is a process of dealing with not-knowing…
"Creativity is not a talent, it is a way of operating." and
“We don’t know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we don’t get them from our laptops.”