“Most of life is routine – dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you’ll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.” -Ben Nicholas
“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.” -Frank Tibolt
“Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.” -Igor Stravinsky
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” -Jack London
“Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.” -Rudolf Nureyev
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I will take the last weeks of August to enjoy being a schlump, and then I will begin my quest for inspiration through persperation. Anyone care to join me?
Addendum: And whilst we’re waxing philosophical, a group of articles to read through and ponder…have I fallen into this trap? Have you?