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"I think the most important thing an artist can strive for is an individual voice." ~ Dan McCaw

"A line is a dot that goes for a walk." ~ Paul Klee

"Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do." ~ Edgar Degas

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

"One eye sees, the other eye feels." ~ Paul Klee

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it." ~ Michelangelo

"What garlic is to food, insanity is to art." ~ Augustus Saint-Gaudens

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" - Vincent van Gogh

"Art should exhilarate, and throw down the walls of circumstance on every side, awakening in the beholder the same sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the artist." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." ~ Pablo Picasso

"In art as in love, instinct is enough." ~ Anatole France

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." ~ Auguste Rodin

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"Every good painter paints what he is." ~ Jackson Pollock

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." ~ Salvador Dali

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

"Spend the time creating rather than complaining." ~ Robin Antar

"Life is an empty square unless one fills it up with matter." ~ Robin Antar

"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." ~ Pablo Picasso

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"Fill a space in a beautiful way." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." ~ Claude Monet

"When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution." ~ Oscar Niemeyer

"Our imagination flies - we are its shadow on the earth." ~ Vladimir Nabokov

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The world is but a canvas to the imagination." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"Life is not about finding your true self, but creating who you wish to be." ~ Steven Redhead

"Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of yourself." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"Art is the signature of civilizations." ~ Beverly Sills

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"In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it." ~ Michelangelo

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." ~ Michelangelo

"Genius is eternal patience." ~ Michelangelo

"If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." ~ Michelangelo

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." ~ Michelangelo

"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands." ~ Michelangelo

"I paint with shapes." ~ Alexander Calder

"Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions." ~ Alexander Calder

"The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from." ~ Alexander Calder

"To most people who look at a mobile, it’s no more than a series of flat objects that move. To a few, though, it may be poetry." ~ Alexander Calder

"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

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