The writer in me wants to revise,edit, revise,edit. The spirit of me wants to let it flow where it may. ~joni
Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.
~Lydia M. Child
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
~Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)
He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities.
~Robertson Davies, "Fifth Business"
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
~Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
All writing is a process of elimination.
There is no great writing, only great rewriting.
Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.