"We need our artists more than ever, and we need them to be stable, steadfast, honorable and brave – they are our soldiers, our hope."
"The other thing to realize is that all writers think they suck. When I was writing “Eat, Pray, Love”, I had just as a strong a mantra of THIS SUCKS ringing through my head as anyone does when they write anything.
But I had a clarion moment of truth during the process of that book..."
Writers spend so much time trying to determine when they will be a “real” writer. Just like the stereotype that all accountants wear green eyeshades, the stereotypes about writers persist whether they are accurate or not.
“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” Jodie Foster
Another famous INTJ: Isaac Asimov. He has commented: “[People think] a scientist is cold… and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong… The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational..."
"You have to stop thinking too much and just use your heart and your gut and your instincts [when acting]. Any intellect just gets in the way.” Actor Rachel Weisz ///
Judith Orloff, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, notes: “As much as I respect and enjoy the fact-finding, analytic mind my training emphasized, we must tap other kinds of intelligence.
“Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability.”
From description in my article for the Mastering Creativity course by Michael Gelb. Also read about his other classes and books.
“Swept up by the deeper states of play, one feels balanced, creative, focused…” Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist and naturalist who has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. In her book “Deep Play”...
"Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability." -
Mastering Creativity program with New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb - Live training starts Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Online course for "Reverse Engineering the mental frameworks that geniuses from Jobs to Da Vinci used to dominate their fields."
Instructor Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” “He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.
“Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society..."
Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer comments:
“When we live our lives mindlessly, we don’t see, hear, taste, or experience much of what might turn lives verging on boredom into lives that are rich and exciting. We are essentially ‘not there’ to notice much of the world around us…
“Beginning an artistic activity is one way to help us..."
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