Sunday, August 3, 2014

Inspiration Sunday

At home everything is a bit topsy turvey right now (long story) and I don't have the time to find my book of quotes.  I borrowed some of these from this lovely website though and you can find more there.  My thanks to Skinny Productions for all the services they provide to us artists in the world.

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” ~Paul Cezanne

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~Albert Einstein

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” ~John O’Donohue

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” ~Ben Okri

“You connect yourself to the viewer by sharing something that is inside of you that connects with something inside of him. All you have as your guide is that you know what moves you.” ~Steven Brust

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

“Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers.” ~Robert Henri

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” ~Marc Chagall

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” ~Francis Bacon

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

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” ~Picasso

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” ~Marc Chagall