“If we are ever going to create anything beautiful, lasting, and worthwhile, it’s going to come from who we are when we are stripped of all our striving.”

CJ Casciotta in Get Weird

“The bigger the change we hope for, the longer we must be willing to invest, work for, and wait for it.”

Andy Crouch in Culture Making

“Let’s start seeing creativity as an investment rather than a cost.”

Luke McElroy in Creative Potential

“You’re valid. Step up. Bring what you’ve got. Don’t you dare hold back. Not cringing back, not with arrogant pride, with sane humility bring your stuff. Other people need it.”

Jordan Raynor in Called to Create

“When we make, we invoke the abundance of God’s world into the reality of scarcity all about us.”

Makoto Fujimura in Art + Faith

“Your habits in the short term impact your calling in the long term.”

Ryan Romeo in Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

“You have a masterpiece inside you, too, you know. One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be. And remember: If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you.”

Gordon MacKenzie in Orbiting the Giant Hairball