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The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
If you invent something, you're doing a creative act. It's like writing a novel or composing music. You put your heart and soul into it, and money. It's years of your life, it's your house remortgaged, huge emotional investment and financial investment.
It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.
So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status; it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order.
My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration.
I hope people start to look at their lives as the most powerful, creative act they will ever offer this world.
I felt giving birth was the most creative act of all my creative acts - literally creation!
Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act.
The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.
I learned a long time ago that if I really wanted to bring my ideas into experience, I needed to write down my intentions. When you put pen to paper, you have little choice but to get specific. The actual process of forming your thoughts into words on a page is a creative act, a genesis, moving energy toward the very thing you want to experience.
Mary Manin Morrissey
The war, as I felt it and a lot of my compatriots felt it, was a creative act.
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.
The creative act is also in a small way a suffering act - we start out with our ego, this hope of making this thing whatever it be, but so often it eludes us and it collapses and we kind of regress into this mental suffering, we can't find what we're looking for.
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