" Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Goethe

"An artist moves through life like a threshet. Great swaths of experience get mowed down and churned up and spewed back out as art. Our job is so often just to keep the gears moving, let the scythe of our experience pass across the field of life, let the cuttings be what they are--books, songs, paintings, poems, the passing glories of each day's gentle march." - Julia Cameron, The Sound of Paper