Or, wise sayings from other people that I've collected over the years
I love each of these and the context around them. One of my favorite adages comes from the painter Chuck Close, who says, "Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work." It really cuts through the preciousness (that I, myself, sometimes adopt) about waiting for creativity to strike rather than making it happen.
My dad used to frustrate me with this adage, retort or phrase, depending on topic, "ive never been permanently lost." This seems to fit into your other adages rather nicely, in my view. It makes one stop, think, readust, and then go on. Very sage that James Juros.
Love this piece (and not just because my dad and I are quoted here)! All of these sayings are spot on. We can learn so much from each other if we listen :-)