Julia Cameron

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Born Thursday 4 March 1948

Professions: Artist, Author, Composer, Journalist, Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Nationality: American

Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything.

Words: love, substance, all, life, connected, absolutely
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I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.

Words: learned, rule, thumb, never, ask, something, say, instead, doing, fasten, seat, belt, remarkable, things, follow
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Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.

Words: nothing, dies, harder, bad, idea
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Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down.

Words: art, about, thinking, something, opposite, getting, down
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Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

Words: mystery, heart, creativity, surprise
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Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.

Words: perfectionism, quest, best, pursuit, worst, part, tells, nothing, will, ever, good, enough, try, again
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Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness.

Words: creativity, human, life, begins, darkness
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Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.

Words: each, inner, dream, unfold, will, just, courage, admit, faith, trust, own, admission, admitting, often, very, difficult
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Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.

Words: growth, erratic, forward, movement, two, steps, one, step, back, remember, very, gentle
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The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

Words: creative, process, surrender, control
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What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.

Words: really, want, meant, money, comes, doors, open, feel, useful, work, feels, play
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