A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi




Quotes

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious,
and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You
simply must do things.* --Ray Bradbury

 Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. -- Jeremy Collier

 What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?* --*Vincent
van Gogh


People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year,
people who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
*--*Peter Drucker


I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove. -- Vincent Van Gogh

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unlesss -- Eddie Rickenbacker

There is no must in art because art is free. -- Wassily Kandinsky

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun. Christina Rossetti

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free — Michelangelo

Life isn't an answer, life is the question, and you, yourself are the answer. -- Ursula K. LeGuin

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. -Henry David Thoreau

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
–-George Bernard Shaw.

If you would create something, you must be something. --Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. --James A. Froude

A light heart lives long. --William Shakespeare

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream
precedes the goal. -- Pamela Vaull Starr

Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
Victor Hugo

The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense,
thought, reason, over every idea.
-- Latin Proverb

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. -- William Shakepeare

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in
having new eyes.
-- Marcel Proust


People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest. --George
Matthew Allen

Imagination is the eye of the soul. -- Joseph Joubert

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow
where they lead.
*Louisa May Alcott*

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. -- Pablo Picasso

No daring is fatal. The whole logic of the universe is contained in daring, in
creating from the flimsiest, slenderest support.
-- Rene Crevel

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. -- John Lubbock

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite -- getting
something down. -- Julia Cameron

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. —
Lewis Carroll

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher
than you think. -- Benjamin Disraeli

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where
he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. — Paul Strand

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. — Charles Horton Cooley

" Sometimes Life is like going through a car wash on a Bicycle"

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. — Paul
Valéry


One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.—
Leonardo da vinci


Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. — Wynetka
Ann Reynolds

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. -- Duke
Ellington

Let each man exercise the art he knows. -- Aristophanes

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in
anything. --Eugene Delacroix

So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling,
dawdling and puttering. -- Brenda Ueland

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
-- Dale Carnegie
Creation happens to us, burns into us, changes us, we tremble and swoon, we
submit.
Creation - we participate in it, we encounter the creator, offer ourselves
to him, helpers and companions.
-- Martin Buber

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. -- Henry David Thoreau

What makes for great art is the courage to speak and write and paint what
you know and care about.
-- Audrey Flack

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. --
*Johann von Goethe*

Out of suffering comes creativity. You cannot spell painting without pain.
--John Lithgow

No daring is fatal. The whole logic of the universe is contained in daring, in
creating from the flimsiest, slenderest support.
-- Rene Crevel

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
-- Aristotle

The work of art acts like another living person with whom we are conversing.
Anton Ehrenzweig

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart… ~William Wordsworth

Creativity takes courage. -- Henri Matisse

I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he
thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the
fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do.
Lucian Freud

How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the
visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be
prejudiced. I am a visual art.
Kermit the Frog

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
— Henry David Thoreau

One cuts and chooses and shifts and pastes, and sometimes tears off and
begins again.
-- Robert Motherwell

I love color. I feel it inside me. It gives me a buzz. --Damien Hirst

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which
 ones to keep. ~Scott Adams

It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection;
through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid
perils of actual existence. --Oscar Wilde

To be an artist is to believe in life.
Henry Moore

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso

What drives the creative person is that we see it all.
Wanda Sykes

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and
his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his
heart is an artist.
St Fancis of Assisi

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it
'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of
the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature,
entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
Edgar Allan Poe

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he
is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Abraham Maslow

I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he
thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the
fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do.
Lucian Freud

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our
perfection; through art and art only that we can shield ourselves from the
sordid perils of actual existence.
Oscar Wilde

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and
his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his
heart is an artist.
St Fancis of Assisi

*Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Degas*

*The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by
the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with
the objects it loves.
— Carl Jung*

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. — Maya
Angelou*..

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of
all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be
forever repeating the same patterns. — Edward de Bono

*Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the
children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in
the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or
nothing. - Helen Keller*