I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. John Constable, painter (1776-1837)
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience
Creativity is a struggle between vitality and
Lines and colors are only the symbols of hidden
realities. Our eyes plunge beneath the surface to the meaning of things
and when afterward we reproduce the form, we endow it with the spiritual
meaning which it covers.
I am always doing what I cannot do in order to
learn how to do it.
Vincent van Gogh
The music I have written is nothing compared
to the music I have heard. Beethoven
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the
stepping stones of genius. David T. Kearns
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together
of the unihibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy,
the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. Norman Podhoretz
I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp
which, when caught, is not worth the possesion; but to please the child
is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings it's own
reward. L. Frank Baum
Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday
An artist must elect to fight for freedom or
slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.
Paul Robeson's tombstone (1898-1976)
Whenever one person is found adequate to the
discharge of a duty by close application thereto, it is worse executed
by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed
therein. George Washington
A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his
hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands
and his brain and his heart is an artist.
Louis Nizer, lawyer (1902-1994)