Artists Quotes

“There are three classes of people: those who see,
those who see when they are shown, and those who
do not see.”

“It had long since come to my attention that people
of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things
happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its
purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so
does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing
is not enough; we must do.”

“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

“I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how
I get to do them.”

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us

“I do not seek, I find.”

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle
of a plan, in which we must fervently believe,
and upon which we must vigorously act. There is
no other route to success.”

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing
to die having left undone.”

“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you
will become a general. If you are a monk, you will
become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and
became Picasso.”

– Pablo Picasso

“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm
terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient
reason for remaining ashore.”

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,”
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

“Great things are done by a series of small things
brought together.”

“Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me
from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

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