Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Some Advice from Artists

As I’m running off to watch the semifinals of the World Cup (no, the tournament did not end when the U.S. lost), I thought I would just include some useful advice from some famous artist, for artists and for life in general …

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” Pablo Picasso

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” Leo Burnett

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” Voltaire

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