from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation
“I don’t think inspiration just comes from the sky. I think you have to sit down and you have to work. Sometimes it’s really hard, and sometimes things come easier, but really you have to show up, you have to get to work, and you have to have determination.”
Tara Donovan, sculptor
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Writing is work? I don’t think so. There’s a lightness to inspiration that isn’t consistent with my experiences of work. I think most often (parenthetically, I think in need a comma somewhere here) inspiration comes from the birds. So it does come out of the sky.
One can’t rely on inspiration every day. Sometimes you need to fall back on the discipline you develop for those times when inspiration doesn’t come calling.
It’s good to have stuff to do. Especially when word fail
When words fail…ha
I love the Calvin Coolidge rant about persistence over genius. Butt-in-chair is worth more that head-in-sky. Oh sure, inspiration is cool. It’s the fun part. But the butt in the chair…that’s what goes the distance. At least, that’s been my experience.