Daily Inspiration: Arnold Bennett on A Living Truth
"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
Arnold Bennett was an English writer, journalist, and propaganda producer. His work of fiction “How to Live on 24 Hours a Day” is an insightful look at how to “live” instead of simply “existing” in a post-industrial revolution age that encouraged white collar workers to work, work, work. Bennett’s quote is a nice reminder that even though we may not identify as “artists” or feel as if moments of creativity are sparse, we are all artists in our own way. It’s these moments of “transient insight” which are moments of grace that make us all creative.