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21 #Quotes About #Inspiration for the #Author and #Creative.

14 Quotes From Authors About Inspiration

“When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and ‘good, orderly direction’ to enter.” Julia Cameron

“I feel like part of getting better at writing is knowing where to find that inspiration. Right after something happens to me, the first thing I’ll do is go write when those feelings are really, really fresh.” Troye Sivan
“Inspiration comes of working every day.” Charles Baudelaire

“The main characters for ‘The Seer and the Sword’ made an appearance one night and then haunted me for over five years before I began to write them down. Does that count as inspiration? For me, characters tend to show up, stay on to help with the work of writing their stories, and then occasionally deign to visit after a book is finished.” Victoria Hanley

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.” Eileen Caddy

“Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.” Henry David Thoreau

“Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.” Amy Tan

“There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration.” Richelle Mead

“What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one’s nose, taking shortcuts.” Italo Calvino
“Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams… Motivation? The memory of the rush I get from a really good writing session – even on a bad day, I know I’ll find that again if I keep going.” Trudi Canavan

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

“Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.” Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Inspiration is the greatest gift because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day becomes more meaningful, and your life is enhanced when your actions are guided by what inspires you.” Bernie Siegel
“Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.” Gilbert K. Chesterton

7 Quotes From Creatives About Inspiration

“Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.” Rudolph Nureyev

“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.” Vincent Van Gogh
 
“The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling.” Zainab Salbi
 

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald

“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” Bob Dylan
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” Johannes Brahms
“Sometimes, you just have to clear your head and get out to see other things. It is very important to be nourished. I love to go to museums and galleries, I like to see theatre, film, dance – anything creative. It doesn’t promise you inspiration, but it nourishes your creative soul, and that’s good.” Marc Jacobs
 

You can check out the other Inspiration entries  HERE, on SilverThreading.com, Colleen Chesebro’s site, my co-host for the Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge. This is her week to come up with the theme.


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Five Great Quotes by Stan “The Man” Lee.

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How would you like to write books every month that sold hundreds of thousands every time? Meet Stan Lee. Yes, some of you are turning your noses up at comicbooks. Yes, I spelled it comicbooks because Stan Lee says so. Because of Marvel comics I learned how to read and sound out long words. Amazing to some people. The books weren’t just filled with pow, bang, zip. With scientists on the scene they had to talk like they were scientists and part of Stan’s theory of comicbooks was and is to keep the people real even if they were super powered beings. For a genre to still be going strong and having mega hits every decade in the movies and on TV there must be something to it. Here are Five great quotes from Stan “The Man” Lee.

“Everybody wants to feel that you’re writing to a certain demographic because that’s good business, but I’ve never done that … I tried to write stories that would interest me. I’d say, what would I like to read?… I don’t think you can do your best work if you’re writing for somebody else, because you never know what that somebody else really thinks or wants.

“Some people will say, “Why read a comic book? It stifles the imagination. If you read a novel you imagine what people are like. If you read a comic, it’s showing you.” The only answer I can give is, “You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage?”

“Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today.”

“If you’re writing about a character, if he’s a powerful character, unless you give him vulnerability I don’t think he’ll be as interesting to the reader.”

“I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.”

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A panel from the X-Men.

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And one of the pivotal moments in comicbooks.

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Brighten Up Your Future In The Present

“Why not dream big? One way to cast your anchor into the future while improving your mood for the moment is to plan something exciting, something positive, something that makes you smile. Maybe it’s a vacation, maybe it’s a night out with someone special or maybe it’s just some much-needed “me” time/ Make a plan, set a date–and then bask in the anticipation.”

 

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