Friday, May 31, 2013

Quotes on Art to Motivate and Inspire. We, as artists, need to feed our souls!

“When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” ~Jackson Pollock
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin
“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ~John W. Gardner
“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” ~Duane Hanson
“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. ~Thomas Merton
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman
“The earth has music for those who listen.”  ~William Shakespeare
“Art is not a thing, it is a way.” ~Elbert Hubbard
“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets
“Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.” ~Bruce Lee
“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ~Robert Henri
“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” ~Albert Einstein
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Ai Weiwei                   photo by Elizabeth Gordon
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