5 Quotes on Creativity and the July Giveaway!

by Cathy Baker

A quote often says more than an entire essay. It’s a morsel, rich with perspective, cutting through all the fluff. For this reason, we’re bringing our July series to a close with five favorite quotes on creativity.


“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” -Frank Capra
“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life.” 
-Barthold Georg Niebuhr
“The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that at times strangely wills and works for itself.” -Charlotte Bronte
“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” -Erich Fromm
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou

Something for You

It’s hard to beat a cup of Starbucks brew (cold brew, that is — my new favorite!) so simply share your favorite quote from above in the comment section below. Your name will be included in the random drawing taking place this Friday morning for a Starbucks gift card. A cup of coffee or tea is waiting to be handcrafted just for you by your local barista.

My Friday Fave – The Literary Ladies’

Brian collects pocket change throughout the year in a pink and teal container (the colors were not of his choosing). Come December, the money is carted off to the local Coin-Star where it’s exchanged for an Amazon gift certificate, which is then tucked into my Christmas stocking. This past year, a record breaking balance of $67.81 yielded a bundle of literary delight–one being The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life by Nava Atlas.

Inspiration and advice from twelve celebrated women authors cover 180 sleek pages. Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and Madeleine L’Engle just to name a few.

Chapter topics include:

  • Becoming a Writer
  • Developing a Voice
  • Conquering Inner Demons
  • Rejection and Acceptance

Excerpts from personal writing journals, literary work, and interviews provide “a treasury of intimate glimpses into the unfolding creative process across twelve brilliant careers.” Illustrations and rare photographs bring each author to life.

Lift those couch cushions and turn your pockets inside out. The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life is worth every penny!

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