Category Archives: FAVORITE QUOTES

WORK ONLY WITH AND ON

Work only with the receptive and work only on what’s trying to happen. Bob Bufford

PLEASURE/JOY

“ Sometimes I wonder if not all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” C.S. Lewis

A FRIEND

“A friend is someone who stays with you in the bad weather of life, guards you when you are off your guard, restrains your impetuosity, delights in your wholeness, forgives your failures, does not forsake you when others let you down.” Brennan Manning

THE SHINY APPLE

“Don’t reach for the shiny apple, don’t taste of the bitter fruit. Seek only for justice, search always for the truth. Because all that you really have is your soul.” From a song by Tracy Chapman

CONDITIONS FAVORABLE TO ART

“There is no such thing beneath the heavens as conditions favorable to art. Art must crash though or perish.” Sylvia Ashton-Warner

THE INEXPRESSIBLE

“The inexpressible is the only thing that is worth expressing.” Frederick Franck

OUR GREATEST WEAKNESS

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison

THE WING

DON’T GIVE UP THE WING FOR THE THING!

ART LOST ITS CREATIVE DRIVE

“Art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship.” Igmar Bergman

ACCEPT YOUR WORK

“You have to accept what’s bad about your work as well as what’s good. Maybe they are one and the same.” Lillian Hellman