Mark Twain on Wit

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

~ Mark Twain

Kurt Vonnegut on Art

“The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Jane Smiley on Work

“I believe that you either love the work or the rewards. Life is a lot easier if you love the work.”

~ Jane Smiley

Maya Angelou on Creativity

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

~ Maya Angelou

Steven Pressfield on Creativity

“We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause.”

~ Steven Pressfield

Marc Chagall on Creativity

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing”

~ Marc Chagall

Mary Oliver on Creativity

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

~ Mary Oliver