Monday, September 1, 2014

Leave it alone

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.  ~ Ernest Hemingway

The poet is at the disposal of the night. His role is humble, he must clean house and await its due visitation.  ~ Jean Cocteau

One should never impose one’s views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself.  ~ Albert Einstein

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.  ~ John Locke

I waited for the idea to consolidate, for the grouping and composition of themes to consolidate and settle themselves in my brain.  ~ Claude Monet

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.  ~ Alan Watts

Quotes about incubation, creativity