"We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way."
"Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected."
"The style is the man."
"Do not fear mistakes, there are none."
"The centre that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind"
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
"No amount of studied invention can replace the essential element of the imagination."
"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless"
"Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what people fear most."
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
"The unconscious wants truth. It ceases to speak to those who want something more than truth."
"As an artist, it is central to be unsatisfied! This isn't greed, though it might be appetite."
"We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in between the domestic chores and obligations. I'm not so sure we deserve such a plus for this."
"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits. Logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
—Giorgio de Chiico
"What moves men of genius, or what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
"I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence you know."
If you have been motivated, find a pen and some paper and a quiet place. Don't be afraid. Strange as it may seem, they too were once new. Begin.