25 Lessons For Creatives by Patti Smith:

1. Never apologize for being an artist.

2. Look for the magic.

3. Your life is a canvas.

4. Don’t fake being unique, you already are.

5. Try not to let having to earn a living get in the way of your creative work.

6. The role of the artist is to see what others do not.

7. Don’t just be a mirror of society, transform it.

8. Keep your head in the clouds but your feet firmly on earth.

9. The work is what matters.

10. Art might not always make you cool or popular.

11. Delight in a trusting creative partnership.

12. Believe in the “blue star” of your destiny.

13. You might struggle to find your medium.

14. But you will find signs that point you on the right path.

15. You will experience low periods.

16. You will question yourself.

17. You will get blocked.

18. Be suspicious of early success.

19. Don’t pause to take spoils.

20. Don’t look back.

21. If you miss a beat, create another.

22. The truly talented don’t need to show off.

23. Never sell out.

24. Life is not simple.

25. Practice, practice, practice til you hit your stride.

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"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

-Plato

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"I don’t want realism. I want magic!"
-A Streetcar Named Desire

"I don’t want realism. I want magic!"

-A Streetcar Named Desire

"Once upon a time, in a faraway land, A young Prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, The Prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, An old beggar woman came to the castle And offered him a single rose In return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, The Prince sneered at the gift, And turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, For Beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, The old woman's ugliness melted away To reveal a beautiful Enchantress. The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, For she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, She transformed him into a hideous beast, And placed a powerful spell on the castle, And all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, The beast concealed himself inside his castle, With a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The Rose she had offered, Was truly an enchanted rose, Which would bloom for many years. If he could learn to love another, And earn her love in return By the time the last petal fell, Then the spell would be broken.If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast For all time. As the years passed, He fell into despair, and lost all hope, For who could ever learn to love...a Beast?"-Beauty and the Beast
"Once upon a time, in a faraway land, 

A young Prince lived in a shining castle.

Although he had everything his heart desired,

The Prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.

But then, one winter's night,

An old beggar woman came to the castle

And offered him a single rose In return for shelter from the bitter cold.

Repulsed by her haggard appearance,

The Prince sneered at the gift,

And turned the old woman away.

But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances,

For Beauty is found within.

And when he dismissed her again,

The old woman's ugliness melted away

To reveal a beautiful Enchantress.

The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late,

For she had seen that there was no love in his heart.

And as punishment,

She transformed him into a hideous beast,

And placed a powerful spell on the castle,

And all who lived there.

Ashamed of his monstrous form,

The beast concealed himself inside his castle,

With a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world.

The Rose she had offered,

Was truly an enchanted rose,

Which would bloom for many years.

If he could learn to love another,

And earn her love in return

By the time the last petal fell,

Then the spell would be broken.

If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast

For all time.

As the years passed,

He fell into despair, and lost all hope,

For who could ever learn to love...a Beast?"

-Beauty and the Beast
Magic at the Moulin Rouge.
"Days turned into weeks, weeks  turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my  typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a  story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a  story about love. A love that will live forever. The End.  The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” 
-Moulin Rouge

Magic at the Moulin Rouge.

"Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The End. The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

-Moulin Rouge

"I  believe in everything until it’s disproved.  So I believe in fairies,  the myths, dragons.  It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.  Who’s to  say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?"
-John Lennon

"I believe in everything until it’s disproved.  So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.  It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.  Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?"

-John Lennon