Artists Inspiraton

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
Martha Graham



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3 responses to “Artists Inspiraton

  1. This is so what I needed to read right now, as I was struggling with a pianting I am doing, and was starting to question my motives. For a breif moment, a flash of thought came over me…let it be about the journey and not the final product!
    Then, your message arrived to validate that that’s what all my creativite endeavors need to be about: THE JOURNEY : the actual act of expression, is the art!
    Thank you!

  2. sean

    yup, this is still my favorite quote from any class since i started this mad quest. Thanks Rick!

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