Chuck Close On Inspiration

I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you’re not going to make an awful lot of work.

— Chuck Close, in the film/book/website Wisdom



  1. Ruth Raymond · · Reply

    This is Chuck Close’s feeling about inspiration!

  2. How true this is! Chuck Close’s honest, simple take on “inspiration” is an inspiration. It’s all about the work. Great ideas just stay there, as ideas, if you don’t do somthing with them.

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