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Creative Block Quotes By Sue Isle

Creative exhaustion is first cousin to writer's block. First off, I try to accept that when it hits, I am not wasting time, but preparing myself to return to work. I blog more. I do something different, like answering this question. If I can't force myself to finish a story, then perhaps it was not worth finishing. If I have to push rather than let it flow, it won't be as good as if I take more time, mess around in the garden and try to shove the guilt deep into the compost pile. I am still a writer so long as I am thinking! — Sue Isle

Creative Block Quotes By Lukas Foss

Most artists have experienced the creative block. We get stuck in our work. We beat our head against the wall: nothing. Sometimes, it is because we are trying something at the wrong time. — Lukas Foss

Creative Block Quotes By Shakti Gawain

Creative power has to filter through our beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and habits. The more negative and constricted our beliefs and patterns are, the more they block the creative energy. Most people hope that by ignoring negativity, it will go away, but the reverse is actually true. Through recognizing, acknowledging, and experiencing it, the blocked energy can be released. You are then free to replace it with positive beliefs and attitudes. — Shakti Gawain

Creative Block Quotes By Ryan Lilly

Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way. — Ryan Lilly

Creative Block Quotes By Anonymous

strong ideas block the recollection of other information. This phenomenon is a big problem when a group sets itself the task of generating creative solutions. — Anonymous

Creative Block Quotes By Erica Jong

All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone. — Erica Jong

Creative Block Quotes By Alexi Murdoch

What's wrong with creative block? Might it not just be that periods
even extended ones
of productive hiatus are essential mechanisms of gestation designed to help us attain higher standards in our pursuit of creative excellence? — Alexi Murdoch

Creative Block Quotes By Nita Leland

Smash creative blocks. Change the problem or sneak up on it from a different direction. Try something fresh - a new way with an old theme, a different point of view, unusual tool. — Nita Leland

Creative Block Quotes By Willis Harman

Reprogramming the unconscious beliefs that block fuller awareness of creative/intuitive capabilities depends upon a key characteristic of the mind, namely that it responds to what is vividly imagined as though it were real experience. — Willis Harman

Creative Block Quotes By Ilchi Lee

The best way to become more creative is to create nothing. By this, I mean that you should return to zero point. Rid yourself of all the mental and emotional blocks that keep you from manifesting your full creative potential. — Ilchi Lee

Creative Block Quotes By Liane Holliday Willey

Exploring Feelings for Young Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Disorder: The STAMP Treatment Manual offers practical recommendations and creative practices that will certainly help young children with high functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome overcome their struggles with the really tough issues blocking their positive growth and development. Therapists, educators and parents caring for autistic children who endure a heavy load of anger, distrust, difficult interpersonal relationships, poor self-esteem and self-doubt need this excellent book. — Liane Holliday Willey

Creative Block Quotes By Julia Cameron

It is always necessary to acknowledge creative injuries and grieve them. Otherwise, they become creative scar tissue and block your growth. — Julia Cameron

Creative Block Quotes By Stephen King

I gradually realized that I was seeing another example of creative ebb, another step by another art on the road that may indeed end in extinction. — Stephen King

Creative Block Quotes By Nick Harkaway

ARGH! There's no such thing [as writer's block]. Seriously: THERE. IS. NO. SUCH. THING. You know what there is? There's a bunch of problems, creative and otherwise, that can stop you writing. They are not block. They are important skills. — Nick Harkaway

Creative Block Quotes By Francois Mauriac

I write whenever it suits me. During a creative period I write every day; a novel should not be interrupted. — Francois Mauriac

Creative Block Quotes By Everett R. Lake

Writer's block is as a depression in the earth. Like a river that flows into this depression for a time of rest and tranquility, eventually filling to continue its journey from the lower end of its shore line, so too shall your creative juices flow again. — Everett R. Lake

Creative Block Quotes By Rainn Wilson

I think a lot of times when people have "creative blocks" and I know my share of friends do as well if they're at just some stuck point. They're not sure what to do with their lives or their writing or their photography or their filmmaking or whatever it is that they're doing. I think the best advice is you have to change your life up completely; to go on a trip, to go spend a year being of service. Be willing to take some major drastic action to get you out of your comfort zone and go inside, not outside. — Rainn Wilson

Creative Block Quotes By Eric Maisel

A creative block is a fear about the future, a guess about the dangers dwelling in the dark computer and the locked studio. — Eric Maisel

Creative Block Quotes By Stephen Nachmanovitch

The power of mistakes enables us to reframe creative blocks and turn them around ... The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance. — Stephen Nachmanovitch

Creative Block Quotes By Rod Judkins

Researchers have proved that the more creative a person is, the more visually they think. The creative develop ways to block out verbal thoughts. They visualise ideas. They form mental pictures of their subject or problem. This enables them to see their idea. — Rod Judkins

Creative Block Quotes By Dorothea Benton Frank

If you want to know why all writers are a little crazy read 'The Midnight Disease' by Alice W. Flaherty. She talks about the drive to write, writer's block, and the creative brain. I know what's wrong with me! — Dorothea Benton Frank

Creative Block Quotes By Ava DuVernay

All the traditional models for doing things are collapsing; from music to publishing to film, and it's a wide open door for people who are creative to do what they need to do without having institutions block their art. — Ava DuVernay

Creative Block Quotes By Julia Cameron

Workaholism is an addiction, and like all addictions, it blocks creative energy. — Julia Cameron

Creative Block Quotes By Larry Kramer

The only way we'll have real pride is when we demand recognition of a culture that isn't just sexual. It's all there
all throughhistory we've been there; but we have to claim it, and identify who was in it, and articulate what's in our minds and hearts and all our creative contributions to this earth. And until we do that, and until we organise ourselves block by neighborhood by city by state into a united visible community that fights back, we're doomed. — Larry Kramer

Creative Block Quotes By Michele Jennae

Creativity isn't about avoiding frustration. It's about pushing through and coming out the other side. — Michele Jennae

Creative Block Quotes By Stephen Stokes

I have a binging imagination and thus a mental hoarding problem.
What I need to do is host an estate sale in my heavy head
and invite those suffering from creative block in through the porches of my ears to browse through the crowded unorganized trove of
curious coinages, precious epiphanies and junky minutiae and take away inspiration while uncluttering my poor mind. — Stephen Stokes

Creative Block Quotes By Anne Lamott

The problem is acceptance, which is something we're taught not to do. We're taught to improve uncomfortable situations, to change things, alleviate unpleasant feelings. But if you accept the reality that you have been given- that you are not in a productive creative period- you free yourself to begin filling up again. — Anne Lamott

Creative Block Quotes By Anu Lal

The struggle for a life extracts all our attention, and leaves us blind, deaf, dumb and senseless. The writer, the artist, the musician vanishes, without even the charity of a proper cremation. At this point words become formless sounds, and thoughts run out of paper and jump out of the terra firma and fly in the air, forcing us to find someone to share them with, someone who could understand. The fear of wasting words is the worst kind of it, only a writer knows. — Anu Lal

Creative Block Quotes By Victor Papanek

We live in a society that penalizes highly creative individuals for their non-conformist autonomy. This makes the teaching of problem solving in design both discouraging and difficult. A ... student (has) massive blocks against new ways of thinking, engendered by some 16 years of mis-education ... — Victor Papanek

Creative Block Quotes By Gary Reilly

My imagination was running amok again. Twice in one night. This never happens when I'm sitting in front of a typewriter. — Gary Reilly

Creative Block Quotes By Vera Nazarian

One of the strangest things is the act of creation.
You are faced with a blank slate - a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument.
You then look inside yourself. You pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things that swim like fish made of cloud vapor and fill you with living clamor. You latch onto something. And you bring it forth out of your head like Zeus giving birth to Athena.
And as it comes out, it takes shape and tangible form.
It drips on the canvas, and slides through your pen, it springs forth and resonates into the musical strings, and slips along the edge of the sculptor's tool onto the surface of the wood or marble.
You have given it cohesion. You have brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing.
You have glimpsed the divine. — Vera Nazarian

Creative Block Quotes By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one's mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Creative Block Quotes By La Tisha Honor

Ugh, writer's block. The best thing to do is to forget about everything you're trying to do. Get away from your writing station, kick your feet up and relax. Then allow your mind to just wander. Don't stop it. Just let yourself think of anything, no mater how silly the thoughts seem. Remember, not to judge these thoughts. This will open up your creative receptors. You'll begin to think outside the box. Then the good stuff will start racing through you. That's when you start writing! — La Tisha Honor

Creative Block Quotes By Caio Fonseca

When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out - so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don't need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily. — Caio Fonseca

Creative Block Quotes By Austin Kleon

The way to get over creative block is to simply place some constraints on yourself. It seems contradictory, but when it comes to creative work, limitations mean freedom. — Austin Kleon

Creative Block Quotes By Gabrielle Bernstein

Neglecting passion blocks creative flow. When you're passionate, you're energized. Likewise, when you lack passion, your energy is low and unproductive. Energy is everything when it comes to being successful. — Gabrielle Bernstein

Creative Block Quotes By R.M. Engelhardt

What is hell to a writer? Hell is being too busy to find the time to write or being unable to find the inspiration. Hell is suddenly finding the words but being away from your notebook or typewriter. Hell is when the verses slip away through your fingers and they never return again. — R.M. Engelhardt

Creative Block Quotes By Francesca Lia Block

That was when I cut my arms with a razor blade as a means of creative expression. I only did it lightly, just grazing the skin, to see the way the blood would bleed out, to make myself look tougher. Not like some of those kids who keep going deeper and deeper, wondering what they look like down to the bone, because it's a world that's so close and yet so far and so dangerous and so much their own. The only world that is their own. — Francesca Lia Block

Creative Block Quotes By Ryan Lilly

A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer's block. — Ryan Lilly

Creative Block Quotes By Rainn Wilson

I think creative blocks come from people's life journeys. If you don't know who you are or what you're about or what you believe in it's really pretty impossible to be creative. — Rainn Wilson