art quote – Tharp 4.12.2018

“Experience – the faith in your ability and the memory that you have done this before – is what gets you through the door. But experience also closes the door. You tend to rely on that memory and stick with what has worked before. You don’t try anything new.

Inexperience is innocence, naivete, and humility. It is a powerful ignorance… Inexperience provides us with a childlike fearlessness that is the polar opposite of the alleged wisdom that age confers on us, the “wisdom” telling us that some goals are foolish, a waste of time, invitations to disaster. In its purest form, inexperience erases fear. You do not know what is and is not possible and therefore everything is possible.”

From “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp

 

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