Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Amédée Ozenfant

Turn your day into a timetable, unvarying, implacable. However impulses may tempt, they must be sternly denied except in the time allowed for them. The artist too often believes that he must sit about in readiness for the kind attentions of the muse, but that amiable creature quickly learns to be on time for her appointments…Inspiration is not a flame, like the Holy Ghost, but a potency gleaming in us like a nightlight, which should glow brightly in working hours…Inspiration has a just right to weekends off.

Amédée Ozenfant, “The Life of the Artist Today”

Written by nevalalee

September 15, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. I think that artists or creatives often make the excuse that we “don’t have time” but this quote really inspires me to make my art a priority again. This is great👌🏾


    September 16, 2016 at 12:16 am

  2. This has motivated me as well. :)

    A.M. Simpson

    September 16, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  3. @happydoorholder: Glad you liked it! I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot recently, too.


    October 4, 2016 at 9:15 pm

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