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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.
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 about art from famous artists, from Picasso to Pike, from painters to philosophers, from writers to poets. Enjoy!
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 good metaphor requires ingenuity and care. A small mistake can make a metaphor clumsy.
The use of day & night as metaphors is so common in art and literature. They are so obvious and ordinary that we don't even notice them. But if you look closer, there are layers upon layers of complexities of meanings and emotions hidden in them
What makes a fascinating and intriguing evil character? In other words a perfect 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…
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.
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, leaves us with very little time for writing. Distractions suck out our imagination, inspiration and energy. We find ourselves in front of our laptops…
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.
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 like a Cupid's arrow, scorches our mind in a fiery splendor, and leaves our…
For various reasons, the writer's block has been the most hated enemy among writers. You sit down to write but nothing comes out. You sit there staring at the blank page for hours, days, or even months. The right words, the right idea, the right passion always evades you. Welcome to writer's block.