If I sing something out of my opera, I have to stop at once, for this stirs my emotions.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The biggest challenge in jazz improvisation is not to play all the notes you could play, but to wait, hesitate, let space become part of the configuration.