Thursday, July 14, 2011

befriending doubt

"Of course I have doubt.
I invite her over for dinner and then I send her on her way. I've befriended her.
If I'm an artist living an artist's life, doing these things,
then of course I will be visited by doubt.
If not, there would be something wrong.
She's my recurring house guest."
- Edward Field

Source: quoted in Writing and the Spiritual Life by Patrice Vecchione

from a recent inward/outward.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Great quote. Seems like optimism is forced upon the artist. Maybe that's why they have so many demons. Otherwise they'd be miserable like the rest of us.