“ An artistic endeavour comes into the world naked, unnamed, and vulnerable. Every creative effort requires the artist to wrest something from nothingness… “

from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation

Art of Quotation

An artistic endeavour comes into the world naked, unnamed, and vulnerable. Every creative effort requires the artist to wrest something from nothingness, a purposive cosmos from an apparently indifferent chaos.

Peter London, musician


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4 thoughts on ““ An artistic endeavour comes into the world naked, unnamed, and vulnerable. Every creative effort requires the artist to wrest something from nothingness… “

  1. Is it a kind of arrogance that allows us to gainsay such a quotation?
    “Every creative effort requires the artist to wrest something from nothingness,” is a thought I have grown more and more at odds with. Every creative effort comes from the artist mining gems from the depths of his totality; from all the thoughts and experiences and dreams of his youth and old age. He has been making this ‘creative effort’ all his life.

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