The Creative Spirit



For fun... a collection of quotes on life, love, Spirit, and creativity...

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” --E.B. White

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” --Auguste Rodin

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” --Henry Ward Beecher

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” --Terri Guillemets

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” --André Gide

“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.” --James McNeil Whistler

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” --Anne Sexton

“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” --James Russell Lowell

“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” --Duane Hanson

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” --Jean-Luc Godard

“You don’t make art, you find it” --Pablo Picasso

“Everything in life comes to you as a teacher. Pay Attention. Learn Quickly.” --Cherokee saying

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. --Thomas Merton

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” --Martin Luther King Jr.

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” --Toni Morrison

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart…” --William Wordsworth

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” --Gandhi

‎”We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” --Dr. Seuss

“Go where the silence is and say something.” --Amy Goodman

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour and with that one, is what we are doing.” --Annie Dillard

“You are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your depths where life calmly gives out it’s own secret” --Rilke

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” --John O’Donohue

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget yourself, and think of others.” --Norman Vincent Peale



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