Quotations Wanted!

In between the pictures in the flag books will be some tags.  The tags will have text.  Some of the text will be labels describing the pictures – when and where they were taken, etc…  But some will be quotes about art, creativity, women as artists, etc.

Do you have a favorite quote?  Post it here as a comment!

Thank you (in advance)!

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11 Responses to Quotations Wanted!

  1. A ship in harbor is safe…but that’s not what ships were built for… “Shedd”

    Use the talents you possess:for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. “Unknown”
    2 of my favorites K Fitz

    Everyday from here to there…Funny things are everywhere!

  2. Shane says:

    I have to run this morning – but I LOVE quotes and have many to share!

  3. monarchmama says:

    Here are a few of my faves:

    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.
    Pablo Picasso

    “The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist”
    Eric Gill

    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton

    “The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.”
    Charles Baudelaire

    “Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home”
    Gwendolyn Brooks

    “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
    Paul Gauguin

  4. Shane says:

    The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. -Thomas More

    Every artist was at first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. -Edward de Bono

    Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. -Mary Lou Cook

    Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.- William Plomer

    I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life. -Miles Davis

    Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. -Charles Mingus

    The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline. -George J. Seidel

    The simplest things give me ideas. -Joan Miro

  5. Shane says:

    Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. ~ Barbara De Angelis

    Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads. -Erica Jong, American author

    Would you like me to give you a formula for … success?
    It’s quite simple, really.
    Double your rate of failure.
    You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success.
    But it isn’t at all….
    You can be discouraged by failure — or you can learn from it.
    So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.
    Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success.
    On the far side.
    Thomas J. Watson, 1874 – 1956

    There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. -Christopher Morley

    The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. -Leontyne Price

    Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on when others have let go. -William Feather

    Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhiliration of victory.- George S. Patton, 1885 – 1945

  6. Shane says:

    Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. -St. Francis de Sales

    Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self-acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind. -St. Francis de Sales

    Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -Lucille Ball

    Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go & do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -Harold Whitman

    Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go & do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -Harold Whitman

    The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps. – David Lloyd George, 1863 – 1945

    It’s weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them. –Joanna Field

  7. Shane says:

    It is not how many years we live, but what we do with them. Evangeline Booth

    I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. -Diane Ackerman

    Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. -Ruth Ann Schabaker

    Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.- Chinese proverb

    Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

    The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’ -Grace Hopper

    What we love to do we find time to do. – John L. Spalding

  8. Shane says:

    Power is the ability not to have to please. -Elizabeth Janeway

    If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. -Buddha

    There is more to life than increasing its speed. -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 – 1948

    Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.- Leroy “Satchel” Paige, 1906 – 1982

    Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -T.S. Eliot

    Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -Mark Twain

  9. Shane says:

    Life – an adventure in levels of self. -Stacey Robyn

    Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. -Doris Mortman

    If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. -Juan Ramon Jimenez

    The proverb warns that, ‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’ But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself. Thomas Szasz

    Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals. -Voltaire

    Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen. -John Steinbeck, 1902 – 1968

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

    There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin

    A year from now you may wish you had started today.- Karen Lamb

    Freedom lies in being bold. -Robert Frost

    There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. -Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 – 1996

  10. Shane says:

    Did I mention I love quotes? I’ll stop now, haha

  11. dryadart says:

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.–Emerson

    Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. ~Franz Kafka

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