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Seven Julia Cameron Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Jul 15, 2022
Reading time 2 min.

If you have not yet read The Artist’s Way or any other book by Julia Cameron you really should. I wanted to compile a list of some of her quotes for fun and publish them here. I hope you find the seven I have chosen enlightening, encouraging, helpful in a time of darkness on your path toward authenticity. And I hope you find one of her books and read it fully.

“The creative process is one of surrender, not control”
“Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite — getting something down.”
“Being in the mood to write, like being in the mood to make love, is a luxury that isn’t necessary in a long-term relationship. Just as the first caress can lead to a change of heart, the first sentence, however tentative and awkward, can lead to a desire to go just a little further.”
“Perfectionism doesn’t believe in practice shots. It doesn’t believe in improvement. Perfectionism has never heard that anything worth doing is worth doing badly — and that if we allow ourselves to do something badly we might in time become quite good at it. Perfectionism measures our beginner’s work against the finished work of masters. Perfectionism thrives on comparison and competition. It doesn’t know how to say, “Good try,” or “Job well done.”
“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.”
“Procrastination is not Laziness”, I tell him. “It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.”
“Writing is like breathing, it’s possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what.”

I think the last quote is the most relevant to the writer’s here on Medium.

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