Quotes from The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
- Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
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- We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures … Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it.
- Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
- Surround yourself with people who respect and treat you well.
- To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards.
- Trust that still, small voice that says, “This might work and I’ll try it.”
- Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
- Art? You just do it.
- Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
- Only when he no longer knows hat he is doing does the painter do good things.
- How often – even before we began – have we declared a task “impossible”? And how often have we construed a picture of ourselves as being inadequate? … A great deal depends upon the thought patterns we choose and on the persistence with which we affirm them.
- It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
- The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- You are lost the instant you know what the result will be.
- Do not fear mistakes – there are none.
- One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.