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Our Quote Wall

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Inspiration

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Our quote wall and cat path to the attic.

  • Creativity is a fresh pair of eyes. —Woodrow Wilson
  • Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.¬†–Alfred North Whithead
  • Thoughts have no sex. —Claire Booth Luce
  • Question Authority. —Timothy Leary
  • The life of art is the life of combat in which the “enemy” is the easy solution and the comfortable retreat, and “victory” is won in the face of all temptations to settle for what is already known, admired, and accepted. —Hilton Kramer
  • Curiosity is the mark of a creative spirit.
  • Good art is always, at least in part, a commentary on art. —Michael Crichton
  • Ask Why.
  • Challenge the status quo.
  • Painting is not for me either decorative amusement or plastic invention of felt reality, it must be every time: Invention, discovery, revelation. —Max Ernst
  • Confront yourself.
  • Art is a game for the mind that explains the feelings.
  • We see what we know. —Virchow”s Dictum
  • Art is a reflection of values.
  • Art is Life.
  • Art is about thinking.
  • Art, like Haiku, is a pebble.
  • Art is not beauty.
  • Art is in process.
  • Art is not skill or physical effort.
  • If you repeat something many times, it becomes a style. —Bob Fossi
  • Art is paradox. Paradox is truth.
  • We can understand what is by what is not.
  • Art should pick you up out your chair and move you to another seat. —Bob Dylan
  • The only way to find yourself is to deny your teachers. —Isamu Noguchi
  • Art is not the known, but the unknown.
  • The artist is more important then the art. —James Baldwin
  • The individual is a minority. —Ralph Ellis
  • A good spectator also creates. –Swiss Proverb
  • Art is a mirror into which the artist looks in order to see something about himself that he hasn”t known before.
  • Art is continuous…only seeing is intermittent. —Marcel Duchamp
  • Art is self-discovery. —Jackson Pollock
  • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. —Aldus Huxley
  • Think sideways. —Edward De Bono
  • Chance favors the prepared mind. —Louis Pasteur
  • Your chance is not the same as mine. —Marcel Duchamp

Cat clawed away.

  • When you”re green you”re growing, when you”re ripe you rot. —Ray Kroc
  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. —Albert Einstein
  • I”ve never done good things, I”ve never done bad things, I”ve never done anything out of the blue. —David Bowie
  • Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don”t like – then cultivate it. That”s the only part of your work that”s individual and worth keeping. –-Jean Cocteau
  • Only that in you which is me can hear what I”m saying. —Baba Ram Dass

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