"A lot of people ask me, ‘I want to be an artist. What can I do?’ Honestly, I don’t think it’s any magic that I was born with and you weren’t. It’s sticking to it every day, and showing up, even when you don’t feel like you have a creative bone in your body. You just keep showing up. That’s the magic."
— Nancy Anderson, with Sweetbird Studio (sweetbirdstudio.com)
"You can convey things musically that you just can’t convey in words, because words are super limited. You can describe the box your feelings are in, but you can’t describe feelings. If you’re writing poetry, you can get closer. But with music, it bypasses the mind, it bypasses you thoughts, and it gets into places you might resist otherwise. Because words plug you into something someone else said; words are charged, positively or negatively. Whereas music really isn’t."
— Peter Kater, Boulder pianist/composer
"My theory is creative ideas come down from the universe like raindrops, and people get hit with them at the same time, and whoever responds to it first in a creative, substantial way, they usually reap the rewards. We don’t get creative ideas because they’re ours. We get creative ideas because it’s time."
— Peter Kater, multi-platinum selling pianist/composer, of Boulder
"The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without
judgement.” ― Jiddu Krishamurta"
— From http://noticingjudgments.weebly.com, a website put together by Boulder seventh-grader, Samara Angel.
"All of us somehow want to be and believe we’re Harry Potter. That we’re forgotten, misunderstood, abandoned people who, if someone truly discovered us, we’d find out we were the most powerful person in the world."
— Scot Douglass, CU professor of the literature class, “Harry Potter and the Conflict of Being”
"There are many ways of being funny: creating comic characters, comic actions, comic stories… But each one of us is stupid in a very specific and original way. The sublime stupidity of the clown is his enduring trust in life, despite his radical imperfection."
— Giovanni Fusetti, clown
"The most important thing is to be solid, to get stable and not be moved. If you’re stable, it’s easier to figure out what you want to do next. If you’re off balance, it is hard to make a decision."
Mary A. Casey II, Boulder ninja, in 2007