Creativity Quotes

Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
color, movement

Sometimes I think I’ve got ball bearings for brains; these ideas are slipping and sliding across each other all the time. My problem is that my imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited I can’t…

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Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry

Friday, March 6th, 2009
carved wooden detail

Both are very hard work. Writing is almost as hard as making a table. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Both are full of tricks and techniques. Basically very little magic and a lot of hard word are…

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Realize the limitations as well as the possibilities

Saturday, February 21st, 2009
Sombrero Galaxy

I may be writing for a very few persons, maybe only one, no more is to be expected. To the few, or the one, I would finally say, learn to think photographically and not in terms of other media, then you will have something to say which has not already been…

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Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to have to explain things to them always and forever.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
boa constrictor

I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.

But they answered: “Frightened? Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?”

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