Sunday, August 2, 2009


"In art we are once again able to do all things we have forgotten. We are able to walk on water, we speak to angels who call us, we move unfettered among the stars." - Madeleine L'Engle

"If you’re an artist or creative person of some kind, your artistic “digestive system” is your heart, mind and senses, your soul. So if something affects your soul, it affects your art" - Brooke Fraser

"We write, we make music, we draw pictures, because we are listening for meaning, feeling for healing. And during the writing of the story or the painting or the composing or singing or playing, we are returned to that open creativity which was ours when we were children. We cannot be mature artists if we have lost the ability to believe that which we had as children An artist at work is in a condition of complete and total faith." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Our sacred calling is supernatural expression in which we endevor, through a creative act, to participate in all creation." - Sufjan Stevens

"If it's truthful, it's gospel. Meaning if it's truthful, it's good news." - author David Dark

"When the words mean more than the writer knew they meant, the writer has been listening. And when we listen we are led into places we do not expect, into adventures we do not understand." ~ Madeleine L'Engle

"Christians need not, because of our God of abundance, always be so concerned about the evident utility of everything that we do. We are called to worship a God who is interested in whimsy and not just utility. Cultivating art is one of the ways we do that." - Laura Winner

"I challenge you, as I challenge myself, to let your God given creativity surface. The world needs you. The church needs you. We need your ideas, your insights, your colors, Your contribution. What you are passionate about was created in you to make a splash in this life that no one else can make. Make it now." - Nicole Johnson

"Writers are like spies who keep their eyes on suspicous characters, working on espionage, taking notes, observing particulars that everyone else overlooked, scouring the world for clues of meaning." - Soren Kierkegaard

"A bad Christian artist only tells the story of the gospel and the way he thinks the world is, based on what Christianity has told him. A good Christian artist is one who has lived the Christian story and is no longer trying to convince anyone of it's reliability." - Matt Odmark

"You can sing about the light, or you can sing about what you see because of the light. I prefer the latter." - T-bone Burnett

"The great artists keep us from frozeness, from smugness, from thinking the truth is in us rather than in God, in Christ our Lord. They help us to know that we are often closer to God in our doubts than in our certainties, that it is alright to be like a small child who constantly asks: why, why, why?" - Madeleine L'Engle

"Perhaps art is seeing the obvious in such a new light that the old becomes new." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Poetry takes something that we know already and turns it into something new." - T.S. Eliot

"Ultimately when your writing, you stop thinking, and write what you hear." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Whatever coaxes us out of hiding, to write, record, and express, is a revolutionary act. It says that we believe our lives count: Our lives do count." S.A.R.K

"Paint images as if you were an artist putting brush to canvas. You are not simply picking words at random. You are painting with words." -

"Writing is important, beautiful, silly, sexy, and sometimes dangerous." -

"The place God calls you to is a place where your deep gladness and the worlds deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner

"When you really let music become a part of you, it tells you what it wants to say." - Cindy Morgan

"Art is a reflection of God's creativity, an evidence that we are made in the image of God." Francis Shaffer (Founder of L'Abri)

'If you haven't gotten lost in a mystery today than it hasn't been much of a day." - Leonard Sweet

"Develop interest in life as you see it, in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls, and interesting people. Forget yourself." - Henry Miller

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