Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quote of The Week

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Author: Lou Dorfsman

5 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I agree that creativity takes place alone. But sometimes in the act of creation you are far too full to feel alone.

spyscribbler said...

I love that quote. And the ability to reach inside yourself, for me, is the part I resist and procrastinate most. The idea part is easy.

I hate stirring up the pot, LOL.

BernardL said...

I don't get the curse part of it. Creativity takes place alone; but once the idea is flowing, I'd rather be alone. Besides, as writers, we have all those voices in our heads. :)

Rick said...

Hello, Virginia lady. I'd lost your site for awhile and glad I found it again.

You know, Charles makes a wonderfully interesting point.
When I'm writing my head is so full of characters talking to each other that I sometimes feel a little crowded!

Virginia Lady said...

Charles, I can see what you mean. Lots of characters struggling to be heard in my head all the time. Of course, the people around me think I'm a little odd since I seem to be staring off regularly with a variety emotions crossing my face.

Spy, I really enjoy digging inside for something new. I'm constantly amazed at the human imagination. I love exploring mine. :-)

Bernard, I know what you mean. I don't see it as a curse, but I've met some people who do.

Rick, Glad you found me again! I can get the same way at times.