Advice from the Masters: Leonard Bernstein

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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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Sam Horn   |   05 May 2016   |   Reply

Thanks for the shout-out, Wally.

As an author, you know what it means when someone is kind enough to let us and others know they’ve found our book valuable.

You might also like my new book “Got Your Attention?” – which is a Washington Post bestseller and has 25 ways to EARN the interest, support and respect of others … along with 200 CURRENT quotes from today’s thought leaders, ranging from Jeff Bezos to Tina Fey.

Hope all is well with you.

Sam Horn, author of Tongue Fu, POP! IDEApreneur and Got Your Attention?