Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quotes on Art and Creativity


"The way to get started is to quit talking and being doing".
- Walt Disney

"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different."
-Author Unknown

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- Pablo Picasso

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
- Larry Bird

"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird--that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace--making the complicated simple, awesomely simple--that's creativity."
- Charles Mingus

"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."
- Harold Whitman

"How from age to age the art of painting continually declines and deteriorates when painters have no other standard than work already done: The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard...the Romans...they continually imitated each other, and from age to age their art steadily declined."
- Leonardo Da Vinci

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
- Michelangelo

"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point."
- Harold B. Melchart

"Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination."
- Chuck Swindoll

"Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task."
- William James

"Stopping a piece of work just because it's hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it."
- Stephen King

"Success doesn't come to you...you go to it."
- Marva Collins


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
-Scott Adams

“Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”
-Tina Turner

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.”
-Charles Mingus

“Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness.”
-Julia Cameron

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.”
-Rita Mae Brown

“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

“Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist.”
-Thomas Disch

"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."
– Beatrix Potter

"To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. "
– Osho


"There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition."
- Steven J. Ross

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
-Albert Einstein

"Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."
-Ralph Blum

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
-Groucho Marx

"I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process."
-Oprah Winfrey

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."

"The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows."

"Failure is the tuition you pay for success."
-Walter Brunell

"Tact is: Changing the subject, without changing your mind."

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