Art is so often about pretension and ego. Many people who see themselves as Artists surround themselves with so much empty talk. It seems more frequently the case that the truly creative ones stay silent because they are too busy creating.
Thought this was worth thinking about again this Christmas,
“He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down into humanity; down further still, … to the very roots and seabed of the Nature He has created. But He goes down to come up again and bring the whole ruined world up with Him.” - C.S. Lewis”
“I feel rather successful that I was able to tick Satan off that he would count me worthy to try and inflict something like this on me.”— my friend, after going through a tough situation. How inspiring.
“She wants to know if I love her, that’s all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.”—― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close