Tag Archives: Inspiration


Joe Zawinul: “The moment inspiration starts, rational thinking stops.”

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Baudelaire: “Inspiration is but the recompense of daily labor.”

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Grieg: “And so to the mountains, to the mountains! Only there is the remedy.”

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Stravinsky: “The creative process is very complex. One must limit the portals of what is called ‘inspiration,’ which is popularly thought to be an onset of emotion that sets the creative imagination in motion. I disagree with this conception. Composition begins with an appetite, or taste, for discovery, and the emotion is born after the discovery, following rather than preceding the creative process…” 

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