Julia Cameron Quotes

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Happiness is a by-product of right living.
— Julia Cameron Prayers to the Great Creator


Art is born in attention.  Its midwife is detail.
— Julia Cameron The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

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Most artists, ashamed of their need for encouragement, try to carry their work to term like a secret pregnancy.
— Julia Cameron The Sound of Paper

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Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.
— Julia Cameron The Artist’s Way


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.
— Julia Cameron Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity


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.
— Julia Cameron The Right to Write


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.
— Julia Cameron The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity