Quotes from ‘Writing Down the Bones’

Havn’t wrote a lot in the last days. I feel like i have nothing to say or write, lots of things going on in my head, but it stays there.

So, to feed you of magic in these gray days (at least it is here – really gray), there are some quotes related to the creative process took from a book i enjoy like a good piece of cake these days – Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg.

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“Even if you have pushed yourself and feel you’ve broken through, push yourself further. If you are on, ride that wave as long as you can. Don’t stop in the middle. That moment won’t come back exactly in that way again, and it will take much more time trying to finish a piece later on than completing it now.
I five this advice out of pure experience. Go further than you think you can.”

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“… if you want to become a good writer, you need to do 3 things.
Read a lot,
Listen well and deeply,
and write a lot.
And don’t think too much.”

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“I feel very rich when i have time to create, and very poor when i get a regular paycheck and not time to work at my real work…”

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“We must remember that everything is ordinary and extraordinary. It is our mind that open or close.”

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“Like running, the more you do it, the better you get at it. Some days, you don’t want to run and you resist every step of the three miles, but you do it anyway. You practice whether you want to or not. You don’t wait around for inspiration and a deep desire to run. It’ll never happen, especially if you are out of shape and have been avoiding it. Bur if you run regularly, you train your mind to cut through or ignore your resistance. You just do it. And in the middle of the run, your love it. When you come to the end, you never want to stop. And you stop, hungry for the next time.”

Author: m-c

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