Advice from the Masters: Leonard Bernstein

May 4, 2016 | Better Writing

Sometimes, when I’m stuck for a quote to use in this series I page through books of writers who use quotes to add richness to their own work. This week I paged through Sam Horn’s wonderful book, POP!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline for Anything. I discovered this quote from Leonard Bernstein on 75 under the heading, “Unfreeze Your Creativity.”

“You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing something. It doesn’t matter what. In five or ten minutes, the imagination will heat, the tightness will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over.”

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