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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Five Great Art Quotes

I've long been a collector of quotes, but only those that speak to me in one particular way or another.  I plan to share five or so quotes every so often so that you might benefit from them as well.  Enjoy! -- Steve

"In many things, but more particularly in drawing, I think that delving deeply into something is better than letting it go."
- Vincent Van Gogh, Oct. 1881

"The great-at-anything do not set to work because they are inspired, but rather become inspired because they are working. They don't waste time waiting for inspiration."
- Ernest Newman

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
- Herald Whitman

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision with a finer spirit of hope and achievement."
- Woodrow Wilson

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
- Pablo Picasso

3 comments:

John Medd said...

'Before I speak, I have something important to say.' Groucho Marx

Flutterbies said...

I really like the Herald Whitman quote, so true, and so often ignored.

Steve Penberthy said...

John: Touche. :)

Flutterbies: I agree with you; it's one of my favorite quotes. Like you said, so true.