i thought it was as profound as hell.
Sure, it's best to be inspired but sometimes inspiration doesn't come and you have to work at your art, your craft, anyway...
Working, whether inspired or not, brings inspiration eventually.
You can't stop working just because you aren't inspired. (Whether it be your livelihood or your reason for living).
It is the diligent craftsman, the persistent artist, who succeeds at developing and honing his or her craft and artistry.
Whether you are a painter, a musician, a dancer, a writer, an actor.... whatever artistic endeavor you pursue, if you practice and work on it every day no matter what... no matter if you're tired, no matter if you're uninspired, no matter if you're feeling like you hate it that day, your skills will increase and you will inspire yourself....
if you don't do your work, your art, your craft, with as much of YOU as you can put into it each and every day, no matter the inspiration, your skills will stagnate
This is a great quote... I wish I remembered the guy's name. Maybe I can find it on the NPR website because it was an interview in one of yesterday's shows and he also said a lot of other cool things.
I often go for days without writing anything, without producing anything visual, without playing or creating music.... and i hate those days... i hate when I only do my work on the days i'm inspired
i love it when I work even when I don't feel like it and push myself over those speed bumps.