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60 Most Thought Provoking Sci-Fi Quotes

A touch of Science Fiction (Sci-fi) in our otherwise (mostly) boring lives is one way to liven things up. From Ray Bradbury to Heinlein and H.G. Wells, here are some 60 sci-fi quotes that are sure to provoke your inner creative!

50 Quotes on Fantasy

Fantasy fires our imagination and fills us with awe, wonder and terror. It is the landscape of beautiful dreams and creative impulse. Through out history humans beings have been fascinated by its power. Here are 50 quotes on fantasy from famous authors, poets and even scientists telling us about the importance and power of fantasy and how it changes our lives.

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80 Quotes about Art to Inspire the Artist in You

Every artist, beginner or professional, needs a little boost in their inspiration to overcome artist's block or, perhaps, just get some motivation. Here's a list of 80 quotes from the master artists, from Picasso to Pike, from painters to philosophers, from writers to poets. Enjoy!

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A Lesson in Literature: How to Write Good Metaphors?

Metaphors are everywhere; in literature, visual arts, poetry, and films. Language, in a way, itself is a metaphor. But try to make one on the fly, and you will find out it is not easy. Creating a metaphor requires ingenuity and care. A small mistake can make a metaphor clumsy. So how…

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Art & Metaphors: Day & Night

Have you ever noticed how your mood changes during different hours of the day? The change is subtle. You may say that this change is because of the job I do, or it is due to the daily chores, etc. But observe yourself one day when you are at home, idle and unoccupied. You will notice that the changes in the mood still occur.

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Darth Vader & Joker: What Makes a Great Villain?

What makes a fascinating and intriguing villain? Great characters grow and evolve with the story adding a refreshing touch to our tales. Each chapter adds more depth to their personality and background. From Darth Vader's mysterious character to Joker's cunning, we see writers using the magic of mystery and a…

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14 Common Writing Mistakes You Are Making

We all make mistakes; no one is perfect. What will set you apart is your ability to identify and fix those mistakes. As writers, we make the most mistakes; our pieces are filled with grammatical errors, plot holes, contradictions, and wrong words. The essence is in not giving up.

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50 Inspiring Writing Quotes to Boost Your Creativity

Writing has never been easier than it is today but in a way, it has also become harder. The humdrum of life sometimes real, sometimes imaginary, has leaves you with very little time for writing. Distractions suck out our inspiration and energy leaving you barren. In such a time, reading…

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Divine Grace and Human Work by Ludovico (Ludwig) Seitz

Relationship Between Religion and Art: Religion in Art

The separation of Art and Religion in our minds is like the separation of the church and the State. Politics, however, is very a different creature. Where art is an organic living thing, politics is a mechanistic process. Art finds worth in emotions, beliefs, ideas, and cultures - it feels, laughs, cries, and believes. That is why religion in art finds an expression no matter how much someone tries to hide it. Religion is an integral part of art just as every human emotion, belief and philosophy and idea is part of art.     

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Blank Verse to Free Verse: 7 Styles of Poetry

Poetry turns a cup of water into a chalice, a wooden stick into Moses' staff, a mere fountain into the Fountain of Youth. Poetry carries emotions hidden by metaphors, allusions, and references. It strikes our hearts in the form of Cupid's arrow, scorches our mind in a fiery splendor, and…

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