Creativity is Sacred, and it is Not Sacred

“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

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The Way to a Full and Healthy Life

“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 app├ętit!”

-Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Be Brave Enough

“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.”

Alan Alda