Ellen Forney quotes

  • I find that stability is good for my creativity.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Creativity #Stability

  • I had this sense that I was part of, sort of a lineage of artists and writers through history that have had mood disorders.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Artist #Lineage #Mood

  • I just really respond to comics. I find it a really exciting medium.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Exciting #Mediums

  • I think that Van Gogh is really the ultimate crazy artist that we all think of.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Crazy #Artist #Thinking

  • The way I process things, they way I express myself, is in comics, just as poets process things that they are trying to understand.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Trying #Way #Poet

  • A sense of electrical current was part of my own experience of being manic. The sensation that my mind was spinning and overheating would sometimes build to a sensation like an electrical short - a burst of light, a melting, or dissipating - and I'd get a metallic taste in my mouth, like when you lick a battery.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Light #Mind #Batteries

  • For one thing, I don't think art needs to be about suffering; sometimes it really seems like it's only the art about pain that is interpreted as profound, and in my work for years I've really tried to deal with subjects that are substantial, not just fluffy, but presented in a more playful, approachable kind of way.
    -- Ellen Forney

    #Art #Pain #Thinking

  • Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland: Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.

  • Creativity comes from applying things you learn in other fields to the field you work in.

  • It is always the young that make the change. You don't get these ideas when you're middle-aged. Young people have daring, creativity, imagination and personal computers. Above all, what you have as young people that's vitally needed to make social change, is impatience. You want it to happen now. There have to be enough people that say, ‘We want it now, in our lifetime.’ This is your moment. This is your opportunity. Be adventurists in the sense of being bold and daring. Be opportunists and seize this opportunity, this moment in history, to go out and save our country. It's your turn now.

  • No I or individual is better than the team. I've scored no goals just on my own. Every goal I've ever scored has been because of someone else on my team, their excellence, their bravery. And I'm kind of the end product of a collection of a really good vibe, and feeling, and creativity on the field.

  • Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

  • Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great.

  • When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.

  • Self-actualizing people are those who have come to a high level of maturation, health and self-fulfillment... the values that self-actualizers appreciate include truth, creativity, beauty, goodness, wholeness, aliveness, uniqueness, justice, simplicity, and self-sufficiency.

  • The one thing that cannot be outsourced is creativity. We have to find ways to support creative people because the only way we are going to improve our laws... is by creating our way out of it.

  • I love TV. I love the stability of it.