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Quotes by julia cameron - (35 quotes)

Julia Cameron - From the Acceptance category:

Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Art category:

Art is born in attention. Its midwife is detail. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Artists category:

The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Artists category:

- The Sound of Paper, 2005...
Most artists, ashamed of their need for encouragement, try to carry their work to term like a secret pregnancy. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Challenge category:

Selecting a challenge and meeting it creates a sense of self-empowerment that becomes the ground for further successful challenges. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Creativity category:

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Creativity category:

Creativity is the life force that Dylan Thomas called 'the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.' (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Creativity category:

Creativity is not and never has been sensible. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Enthusiasm category:

Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process. Enthusiasm - from the Greek, 'filled with God' - is an ongoing energy supply tapped into the flow of life itself. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Excellence category:

Doing work points the way to new and better work to be done. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Fantasy category:

People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in the particular, the focused, the well observed or specifically imagined. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Focus category:

You will learn to enjoy the process... and to surrender your need to control the result. You will discover the joy of practising your creativity. The process, not the product, will become your focus. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Freedom category:

Writing just for the hell of it is heaven. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Grace category:

The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Growth category:

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Humility category:

The beginner's humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Journey category:

-Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance...
Walk with me to the edge of the city, / Take off your shoes and feel the earth. / Remember who you are. You are a star. / A mountain, that fountain in the sun. / Your heart is the velvet cave / Where birds sing. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Joy category:

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Listening category:

We imagine that if we had time we would quiet our more shallow selves and listen to a deeper flow of inspiration. Again, this is a myth that lets us off the hook - if I wait for enough time to listen, I don't have to listen now, I don't have to take responsibility for being available to what is trying to bubble up today. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Opposites category:

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Pathfinders category:

You need to create pathways in your consciousness through which the creative forces operate. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Power category:

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Renewal category:

As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them - to restock the trout pond, so to speak. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Risk category:

Leap and the net will appear. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Time category:

Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Time category:

We all have time to write. We have time to write the minute we are willing to write badly, to chase a dead end, to scribble a few words, to write for the hell of it instead of for the perfect and polished result. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Universe category:

We undertake certain spiritual exercises to achieve alignment with the creative energy of the universe. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Cameron - From the Writing category:

I believe that what we want to write wants to be written. I believe that as I have an impulse to create, the something I want to create has an impulse to want to be born. My job, then, is to show up on the page and let that something move through me, in a sense, what wants to be written is none of my business. (Julia Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Focus category:

What is focus and who has the right to say what focus is the legitimate focus? (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Originality category:

-photographer, 1874...
I believe that... my first successes in my out-of-focus pictures were a fluke. That is to say, that when focusing and coming to something which, to my eye, was very beautiful, I stopped there instead of screwing on the lens to the more definite focus which all other photographers insist upon... (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Photography category:

From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour. (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Portraiture category:

When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer. (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Purpose category:

My aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it the character and uses of High Art by combining the Real and Ideal and sacrificing nothing of the Truth by all possible devotion to Poetry and Beauty. (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Satisfaction category:

I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied. (Julia Margaret Cameron)

Julia Margaret Cameron - From the Studio category:

-photographer, 1874...
I turned my coal-house into my dark room, and a glazed fowl house I had given to my children became my glass house! The hens were liberated, I hope and believe not eaten... all hands and hearts sympathised in my new labour, since the society of hens and chickens was soon changed for that of poets, prophets, painters and lovely maidens, who all in turn have immortalized the humble little farm erection. (Julia Margaret Cameron)