ALWAYS RESPECT IMAGINARY FRIENDS. THEY’RE ON TWENTY-FOUR HOUR CALL, AND YOU’RE NOT. — CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading Imaginary Friends: The New Gods
WHEN CREATIVE WORK IS NO GOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE, DON’T TRY TO COMPENSATE BY MAKING IT SURREAL. THAT’S JUST ARTY-FARTY. CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading No Shortcuts and no Blowout Patches, Okay?
ASKING AN ARTIST TO TALK ABOUT HIS WORK IS LIKE ASKING A PLANT TO DISCUSS HORTICULTURE. — JEAN COCTEAU Continue reading Jean Cocteau Quotation
DON’T PLAY WHAT’S THERE. PLAY WHAT’S NOT THERE. — MILES DAVIS Continue reading Miles Davis Quotation
IF A TOPIC HITS ME, I’LL START GOING ON IT. BUT YOU CAN’T FORCE IT. — WANDA SYKES Continue reading This is What Creativity is all About!
I’VE ACHIEVED WHAT EVERY ARTIST WANTS, WHICH IS THAT SOME OF THEIR WORK WILL OUTLIVE THEM. — GEORGE MICHAEL Continue reading One Year After George Michael’s Passing
I WRITE BECAUSE I CAN’T IMAGINE NOT WRITING. — RICHARD PRICE Continue reading Richard Price Quote
I LIVE WITH THE PEOPLE I CREATE AND IT HAS ALWAYS MADE MY ESSENTIAL LONELINESS LESS KEEN. — CARSON MCCULLERS Continue reading Carson McCullers Quote
I THINK ANYONE WHO’S PERFECTLY HAPPY ISN’T PARTICULARLY FUNNY. — JOAN RIVERS Continue reading Joan Rivers Quote
I’m not sure what made me a writer. Part of it may be in the genes. One close relative was a writer, but he wasn’t sure where he got the talent or the basic inclination. Most of my blood relatives weren’t even readers, and they didn’t venture into other creative things. There were exceptions. Some of the women developed traditional female interests, such as sewing, embroidery and crocheting. They made beautiful things, and any knee-jerk feminist reaction to that would be a mistake. Those women were artists, in spite of the fact that their art was expected of them. One … Continue reading Trauma and Creativity