Thoughts for Thursday: Go After It With a Club

Thoughts for Thursday: Go After It With a Club

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
And never hope more than you work.”

—Rita Mae Brown (b. 1944), writer, social activist

“A look at the history of the word {Inspiration} gives a glimpse, however, of humbler roots. The word comes from the Latin spirare, meaning “to breathe.” Inspiration, then, is a process of drawing from the world around oneself in order to create, just as our bodies draw from the air around us to take in oxygen and sustain life…

…Inspiration doesn’t always come rare and intense like a lightning bolt. There are steps we can take to meet it halfway. The great cubist painter Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” American wilderness writer Jack London put it in less delicate terms: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

Excerpts taken from GOODNEWS “inbox inspiration” article on American Artist Norman Rockwell on the Foundation For A Better Life website. Click here to read the full article.

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