As her post-“Artist’s Way” work has seemed more and more recycled, one thing I still love about Julia Cameron’s books is the little quotes she puts in the margins. I’m always happy to dip into these bite-sized, short-attention-span founts of wisdom.
Julia’s latest, “Finding Water; The Art of Perseverance,” landed on my desk today. Here are some juicy quotes from it for you to chew:
“Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think is creation’s.” –E.M. Forster
“Happiness walks on busy feet.” – Kitte Turmell
“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I am a daylight atheist.” – Brendan Behan
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” – Carl Jung
“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t” – Erica Jong
“The outer world, with all its phenomena, is filled with divine splendor. We must have experienced the divine within ourselves before we can hope to discover it in our environment.” – Rudolf Steiner
By Valerie Reiss. Amy’s on vacation.