A Writer’s Notes #52

A reflection about being a writer, or any stripe of artist, from The Art Spirit by Robert Henri: “I am interested in art as a means of living life; not as a means of making a living. The artist is the person who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. When the artist is alive in any person he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, the artist opens it and shows there are still more pages possible.” A formula for all of us?

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