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Alma Thomas on Creativity

“Creative art is for all time and is therefore independent of time. It is of all ages, of every land, and if by this we mean the creative spirit in man which produces a picture or a statue is common to the whole civilized world, independent of age, race and nationality; the statement may stand unchallenged.”

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Suzi Gablik on René Magritte

“Inspiration is the moment when one knows what is happening. In general, we do not know what is happening.”

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I need to reach beyond interior decoration, biography. Art is a way of melting out through one’s skin. “What, who is this about?” is not the essential question. A poem is not about; it is out of and to. Passionate language in movement. The deep structure is always musical, and physical — as breath, as pulse

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To read is not a virtue; but to read well is an art, and an art that only the born reader can acquire.

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No worthy problem is ever solved in the plane of its original conception.

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