“Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred.
What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.
We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.
We are terrified, and we are brave.
Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.
Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.
Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise–you can make anything.
So please calm down now and get back to work, okay?
The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
“I do think the way to a full and healthy life is to adopt the sensible system of ‘small helpings, no seconds, no snacking, and a little bit of everything.’ Above all–have a good time!
What a happy task you have set for yourself! The pleasures of the table are infinite. Toujours bon appétit!”
-Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.”
“Perhaps your challenge isn’t finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen.”
Seth Godin, Linchpin
DailyCoachTip: If you’re stuck on a negative feeling, make something: a poem, a pie, a blog.
Creativity pulls your brain into a happy place.
“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”