Saturday Creativity Quote – Kate Bush on risk

Although we are mainly writers here, you know I think we can learn a lot from artists in other fields. The singer-songwriter Kate Bush is known for taking risks, for never producing the same album twice, and pushing herself with each recording.

When asked about her willingness to take risks in art: “This is what art is all about, isn’t it? It’s a sense of moving away from boundaries that you can’t escape in real life.”

When asked about how she’s changed as an artist, she said, “The making of an album leads inevitably to big discovery. And I think that discovery is used best when it’s used on the next album. It’s all a big learning process. Each album is like starting from scratch, but from a new plateau.”

– singer/songwriter Kate Bush (h/t Vaughn Roycroft, on Writer Unboxed)

(painting by Christine Vandeberg, acrylic on canvas; used with permission)

Saturday Writing Quote — Julia Cameron on risk

“We tell ourselves that risk is dangerous, and yet, no risk is more dangerous. When we cling to our known life, we deny ourselves the chance for expression. A habit of risk—small risk building upon small risk—prepares us to meet opportunity with optimism.”

– Julia Cameron with Emma Lively, Prosperity Every Day: A Daily Companion on Your Journey to Greater Wealth and Happiness (The Writer, June 2015)