Julia Cameron Quotes

Most popular Julia Cameron Quotes

Happiness is a by-product of right living.


Art is born in attention.  Its midwife is detail.


Most artists, ashamed of their need for encouragement, try to carry their work to term like a secret pregnancy.

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Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.


Doubt comes to the door in darkness, pretending to be alone and in need of your compassionate ear. But if you let him in, he'll bring his friends, and doubt can be very persuasive in getting in.
We call what we write "brainchildren," and just as a pregnancy must not be overstressed and artificially hurried for fear of damaging or aborting the child, so, too, a piece of work asks that we not try to force it in unnatural directions.


It is true that insights may come to us as flashes. It is true that some of these flashes may be blinding. It is, however, also true that such bright ideas are preceded by a gestation period that is interior, murky, and completely necessary.