Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Autumn Reading List

So many art books,
so many wonderful ideas to spur us on.
Steven Pressfield says in
the War of Art,
"Are you a born writer?  Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace?  In the end the question can only be answered by action.

Do it or don't do it.

It may help to think of it this way.  If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself.  You hurt your children.  You hurt me.  You hurt the planet.

You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor.  It's a gift to the world and every being in it.  Don't cheat us of your contribution.  Give us what you've got."

There are so many snippets of wisdom in these books.  
I will share some over the next few months OK?

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to it! May need to add some of those to my Christmas list!