"To the poet," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, "all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine." This is just one of the gems in this book, compiled and edited by Astrid Fitzgerald. In ten chapters, she has distilled the wisdom of such creative geniuses as Paul Klee, Vincent van Gogh, Martha Graham, James Joyce, Henri Matisse, and many others. Wassily Kandinsky celebrates "the gift of divining the inner life in everything." Kahlil Gibran honors inspiration as "seeing a part of the whole with the part of the whole in you." And Johann Wolfgang von Goethe notes that "only a work of art teaches true contemplation." This is an excellent sourcebook for those who are interested in exploring the tie between creativity and the true expression of soul.