If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
There's no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it.