The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle Quotes.

1. "Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

2. "Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work. It will perjure, fabricate, falsify; seduce, bully, cajole. Resistance is protean. It will assume any form, if that’s what it takes to deceive you. It will reason with you like a lawyer or jam a nine-millimeter in your face like a stickup man. Resistance has no conscience. It will pledge anything to get a deal, then double-cross you as soon as your back is turned. If you take Resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get. Resistance is always lying and always full of shit."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

3. "The professional dedicates himself to mastering technique not because he believes technique is a substitute for inspiration but because he wants to be in possession of the full arsenal of skills when inspiration does come."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

4. "In my view, the amateur does not love the game enough. If he did, he would not pursue it as a sideline, distinct from his real vocation."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

5. "There’s no mystery to turning pro. It’s a decision brought about by an act of will. We make up our minds to view ourselves as pros and we do it. Simple as that."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

6. "Then there’s the third way proffered by the Lord of Discipline, which is beyond both hierarchy and territory. That is to do the work and give it to Him. Do it as an offering to God.   Give the act to me. Purged of hope and ego,"
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

7. "Doctors estimate that seventy to eighty percent of their business is non-health-related. People aren’t sick, they’re self-dramatizing. Sometimes the hardest part of a medical job is keeping a straight face."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

8. "You’re supposed to learn that things that you think are nothing, as weightless as air, are actually powerful substantial forces, as real and as solid as earth.   I understood. The eagle was telling me that dreams, visions, meditations such as this very one–things that I had till now disdained as fantasy and illusion–were as real and as solid as anything in my waking life."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

9. "It is one thing to study war and another to live the warrior’s life.   —Telamon of Arcadia, mercenary of the fifth century B.C."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

10. "Remember, the part of us that we imagine needs healing is not the part we create from; that part is far deeper and stronger. The part we create from can’t be touched by anything our parents did, or society did. That part is unsullied, uncorrupted; soundproof, waterproof, and bulletproof. In fact, the more troubles we’ve got, the better and richer that part becomes."
- Steven Pressfield, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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