Eric Maisel

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Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than 40 books in the areas of creativity, coaching, mental health, and cultural trends. He is a psychotherapist and creativity coach, and writes for Psychology Today and Professional Artist Magazine and presents workshops internationally.

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“If you wait for a better time to create, better than this very moment, if you wait until you feel settled, divinely inspired, perfectly centered, unburdened of your usual worries, or free of your own skin, forget about it. You will still be waiting tomorrow and the next day, wondering why you never managed to begin, wondering”
Eric Maisel, Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach

“Almost nothing beautiful or brilliant happens unless a person has thought about it a lot.”
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“The song you write may be beautiful, the research you conceive may be beautiful, but you are the real beauty in life.”
Eric Maisel, The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression

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