Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Artists
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists"
"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees"
"Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values"
"We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth"
"The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it"
"I never had the exposure to techniques and so forth that children have today with art workshops, but I always had crayons and pencils and still have work going right back to when I was five or six years old"
"I've always been fascinated by numbers. Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses. In my mind, each of those houses had a number"
"Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick"
"I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many"
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers"
"Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life"
"I work with nature, although in completely new terms"
"Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind"
"I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer"
"For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces"
"His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is"
"As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play"
"In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active"
"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money"
"When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves"
"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer"
"Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy"
"As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge"
"An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict"
"I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience"
"Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one"
"There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation"
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary"
"Action is the foundational key to all success"
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