~*~ Hit The Right Keys #4 ~*~ (Advice on Creativity And The Arts)

“If you want to work on your art, work on your life.”

~ Anton Chekhov ~


“There’s nothing remarkable about it.  All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”

~ Johann Sebastian Bach”


“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

~ Henry van Dyke ~


Creativity comes from trust.  Trust your instincts.  And never hope for more than you work.”

~ Rita Mae Brown ~


“You should not give anybody the power to decide what is right and wrong in your creativity.”

~ Anais Nin ~


[Source: The Best Advice Ever Given by Steven D. Price ~*~ Picture courtesy of Unsplash.com ~ Ethan Hu]





  1. Great selection of quotes for the creative spirits inside all of us. Thanks for sharing, Beckie, and hope you are having a beautiful weekend 🙂 ❤

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  2. This is so incredibly on mark, I have to share. After all of the drama, pain and loneliness, I began to heal. In small ways, at first, but I clung to Jesus every day, and found that the real magic happens after the storm-when I could look myself in the mirror and be at peace, even joy? I knew that I was home, and I also knew that something was brewing: my creativity I had been blessed with was squashed due to insecurity, doubt and resentment. As I began to blog at WordPress (probably the scariest, most intimidating thing I have ever done 🙂 ) Now I can hear Him calling, and true, inpenetratable peace come to me when I heed that call. Well done, dear one.~

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  3. the first quote is especially significant, because it debunks the myth that your should “put up with” your mental illness because somehow it will make your art better. leaving your condition untreated will lower your creative productivity and quality of life.

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