Julia Cameron

A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, writing, creativity, poetry, story, soul, and purpose

Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people's dreams - their visions, really - we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape.

In our human lives, we are often impatient, ill-tempered, inappropriate. We find it difficult to treat our intimates with the love we really hold for them. Despite this, they bear with us because of the larger, higher level of family that they honor even in our outbursts. This is their commitment.

As artists, we belong to an ancient and holy tribe. We are the carriers of the truth that spirit moves through us all. When we deal with one another, we are dealing not merely with our own human personalities but also with the unseen but ever-present throng of ideas, visions, stories, poems, songs, sculptures, art-as-facts that crowd the temple of consciousness waiting their turn to be born.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, attention, and detail

Art is born in attention. Its midwife is detail.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, artist, greatness, and work

The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on creativity, mystical, union, and art

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on writing, heaven, and creativity

Writing just for the hell of it is heaven.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on worth, value, creativity, and power

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on purpose, play, work, money, meaning, and calling

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on dream, dreaming, faith, trust, and intuition

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on surrender, creativity, process, and art

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way is a spiritual journey, a pilrimage home to the self.

Julia Cameron

Source: Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Pages: 203

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