Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quotes on Art & Writing

"One great inhibition and obstacle to me was the thought: Will it make money? But you find if you are thinking of that all the time, either you don't make money because the work is so empty, dry, calculated and without life in it. Or you do make money and you are ashamed of your work. Your published writing gives you the pip."
Brenda Uelland - If You Want to Write, p. 24

“It's hard to write about beauty while sitting in an airport after having just passed through TSA security.”
Journal note, July 2009

“The most important tool the artist fashions through constant practice is faith in his ability to produce miracles when they are needed. Pictures must be miraculous.”
~ Mark Rothko

"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say."
~Sharon O'Brien

"The wastebasket is a writer's best friend."
~Isaac Bashevis Singer

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."
~Mark Twain

"You see, painting has now become, or all art has now become completely a game, by which man distracts himself. What is fascinating actually is, that it's going to become much more difficult for the artist, because he must really deepen the game to become any good at all."
~Francis Bacon

"Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see."
~ Paul Klee

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
~ Pablo Picasso

Make the most of your day!

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