Big Magic

Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred.
What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.
We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.
We are terrified, and we are brave.
Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.
Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.
Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul and I promise – you can make anything.
So please calm down now and get back to work, okay?
The treasure that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.

– Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic


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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 23, 2015 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    It is both amazing and obvious, isn’t it?

    There have been several parts in that book that have made me want to break out a giant Sharpie marker and write out the passages on our living room wall.

    Yes to this, just YES.

  2. Amy
    Posted October 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Loved this book, this quote!