This is what it means to create: not to make something out of nothing, but to make order out of chaos. A creative scientist or historian does not make up facts but orders facts; he sees connections between them rather than seeing them as random data.

A creative writer does not make up new words but arranges familiar words in patterns which say something fresh to us.

-Harold S. Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People (51, 52).

Thanks to Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator for nominating me for quotes. I only like to share one, myself; but thanks for shouting out. 🙂

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  1. violaetcetera May 2, 2018 / 2:31 am

    I like this quote! You do not have to come up with something completely new, you just work with what you have.

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    • Chelsea Owens May 2, 2018 / 6:27 am

      That’s how it struck me, too. Even with these inspirational quotes I find, many people say about the same thing. I word or space or comma place differently than another’s can change the artwork just subtly enough to resonate with a reader, when something similar did not.

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