pen florish“[An artist] cannot create a drama of conflict between points of view unless he can imaginatively put himself in two positions. . . . Any work of art is going to be dangerous to a point of view. If you are an artist, you have to see not only why you can’t walk on air, but also why people who think you can, think so.” – William Gass

“Writing is my way of expressing – and thereby eliminating – all the various ways we can be wrong-headed.” – Zadie Smith

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” – Gloria Steinem

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance” -Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbs cartoon

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas” – Donatella Versace

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw


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