Some Quotes About Writing Worth Reflecting On

To continue to nurture the creative life, it’s good to read what others have to say about art, writing, and creativity. The quotes here resonate with me. How do they speak to you?

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.” — Frederich Neitzche

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”–Dylan Thomas

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” –Stella Adler

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”–Ansel Adams

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ―Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”–John Keats

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”–Albert Einstein

““The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”–Albert Camus

““I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ”–Joss Whedon

““After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”–Philip Pullman


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