Creativity & The Arts
"There can be no creation before imitation."
"Each artist makes the world his or her own and in doing so, elevates it. And in doing that, it elevates us and gives us a larger view."
"First thought, best thought."
“Imagination and reality have little in common.”
“Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon, sometimes the dragon slays you.”
"You can't explain a painting. You have to feel it."
"One must go to the source of one's inspiration."
“What is great about art and artists is that we get to ask the questions, even though we may never know the answers.”
“The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”
“How’s anyone ever going to come up with a book or a painting or a symphony or a sculpture that can compete with a great city? You can’t. When you look around, every street, every boulevard is its own special art form.”