woensdag 24 juli 2013

top 1000 inspirational art qoutes



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Art qoutes top 1000


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

“When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” ~Jackson Pollock

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” ~Paul Cezanne

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ~William Faulkner

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” ~Albert Schweitzer

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

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ~John W. Gardner

“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” ~Duane Hanson

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

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

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~William Shakespeare

“Art is not a thing, it is a way.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets

“Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.” ~Bruce Lee

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” ~Magdalena Abakanowicz

“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.” ~James McNeil Whistler

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.” ~Goethe

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.” ~ Martha Graham

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas

“Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to sell it.” ~Samuel Butler

“Art is literacy of the heart” ~Elliot Eisner

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” ~Marc Chagall

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” ~Toni Morrison

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ~Vincent van Gogh

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ~A.A. Milne

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~Elizabeth Kubler Ross

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~Albert Einstein

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” ~John O’Donohue

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder

“The only journey is the one within.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

“Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers.” ~Robert Henri

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart…” ~William Wordsworth

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” ~Francis Bacon

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” ~ Henry Moore

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” ~Picasso

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” ~Andre Gide

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~J.K. Rowling

“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off. ~Gloria Steinem

I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do.” ~ Jana Standfield

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ~Bob Marley

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~Andy Warhol

‎”Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.” ~Sam Levenson

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~William Shakespeare

“If you have time to judge other people you have way too much time on your hands. Get off your ass and do something meaningful.” ~Shane Gibson

“You connect yourself to the viewer by sharing something that is inside of you that connects with something inside of him. All you have as your guide is that you know what moves you.” ~Steven Brust

‎”At some point everyone must decide if they are a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.” ~Author Unknown

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” ~Blaise Pascal

“To define is to limit.” ~Oscar Wilde

“The trouble with having an open mind, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” ~Terry Pratchett

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~John Lennon

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin (to Pooh)

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi

“I think I am, therefore, I am. I think…” ~George Carlin



“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” ~Vincent van Gogh

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ~Plato

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer

“I am not here to change the world. I am changing the world because I am here.” ~Lisa Wilson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” ~Emerson

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself” ~Rita Mae Brown

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~Oscar Wilde

“If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.” ~Johann Sebastian Bach

“Don’t bend; water it down; or make it logical; don’t edit your soul for fashion. Follow intense obsessions mercilessly.” ~Franz Kafka

“All I can be is me — whoever that is.” ~Bob Dylan

“You are not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor should you feel the world must live up to yours.” ~ F. Perl

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ~A. A. Milne

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~Steve Jobs

“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.” ~André Gide

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.” ~Hindu proverb

“Poor is the soul whose pleasure depends upon the permission of another” ~Madonna

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” ~Oscar Wilde

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

“You don’t make art, you find it” ~Pablo Picasso

“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.” ~Lou Dorfsman

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” ~Pablo Picasso

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~G.B. Shaw

“Everything’s already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again.” ~Andre Gide

“Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour and with that one, is what we are doing.” ~Annie Dillard

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~Albert Einstein

“I invent nothing, I rediscover.” ~Auguste Rodin

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” ~Marc Chagall

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” ~Rumi

“Find something only you can say” ~James Dickey

“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” ~James Russell Lowell

“Free your mind and your ass will follow” ~George Clinton

“Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite–getting something down.” ~Julia Cameron

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~Scott Adams

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~Jung

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ~Andy Warhol

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.” ~Robert Schumann

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

“Everything that we encounter leaves traces behind. Everything contributes imperceptibly to our education” ~Goethe

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” ~Pema Chödrön

“The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work. To see them, you need only look at the work clearly — without judgment, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations. Ask your work what it needs, not what you need. Then set aside your fears and listen, the way a good parent listens to a child” ~David Bayles

“Everything in life comes to you as a teacher. Pay Attention. Learn Quickly.” ~Cherokee saying

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
~Mother Teresa

“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.” ~Frederick Terral

“We are not on this earth to accumulate victories, things, and experiences, but to be whittled and sandpapered until what’s left is who we truly are.” ~Arianna Huffington

“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

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

“The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication.” ~Cyril Connolly

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, or evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.” ~Henry Miller

”The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece.” ~David Bayles

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ~Jimi Hendrix

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” ~Charles Horton Cooley

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” ~John Burroughs

”It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and then we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” ~Wendell Berry

“It’s better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.” ~Herman Melville

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” ~Augusten Burroughs

“Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.” ~Unknown

“Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” ~William Goldman

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao Tzu

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ~Douglas Adams

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~Vincent van Gogh

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

“Do not fear mistakes—there are none.” ~Miles Davis

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~Khalil Gibran

“You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is…unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far.” ~ Alice Neel

“Fail, fail again, fail better” ~Samuel Beckett

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” ~Robert Hughes

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” ~Charlie Parker

“When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen….There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.” ~Patrick Overton

“Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true.” ~Bob Dylan

“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp” ~John Berry

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” ~William Shakespeare

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” ~Ira Glass

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment” ~Rumi

“Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them.” ~E.M. Forster

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell

“Only those that risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~T.S. Eliot

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful” ~ John Wooden

“I have great faith in fools — my friends call it self-confidence.” ~Edgar Allan Poe

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. We are all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up to discover what is already there.” ~Henry Miller

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” ~Soren Kierkegaard

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~Shel Silverstein

‎”Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” ~Stephen King

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~William Shakespeare

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” ~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~Joseph Campbell

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single think that I wanted to do.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

“Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.” ~Eugene Delacroix

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~e.e. cummings

“You are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your depths where life calmly gives out it’s own secret” ~Rilke

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.” ~Calvin and Hobbes

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Goethe

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~Sylvia Plath

“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others” ~Lewis Carroll

“Give what you have. To someone else it may be better than you dare to think” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~Buddha

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted” ~Aesop

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ” ~Albert Schweitzer

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget yourself, and think of others.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.” ~Jasper Johns

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~Herman Melville

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” ~Maya Angelou

“Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.” ~Jose Marti

“He neither serves nor rules, he transmits. His position is humble and the beauty at the crown is not his own. He is merely a channel” ~Paul Klee

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” ~Jack Kerouac

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~Thoreau

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse

“The artist is a receptacle for 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

“Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.” ~Philip K. Dick

“I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!” ~William Shakespeare

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” ~Paul Gauguin

“To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.” ~Anatole France

“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” ~Kafka

“Silence is the mother of truth” ~Benjamin Disraeli

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Thoreau

“No artist tolerates reality.” ~Nietzsche

“Who looks outside, dreams… who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it.” ~Banksy

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads” ~Erica Jong

“Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly — all these make for great stories.” ~Chuck Palahniuk

“If you have to find devices to coax yourself to stay focused on writing, perhaps you should not be writing what you’re writing. And if this lack of motivation is a constant problem, perhaps writing is not your forte. I mean, what is the problem? If writing bores you, that is pretty fatal. If that is not the case, but you find that it is hard going and it just doesn’t flow, well, what did you expect? It is work; art is work.” ~Ursula K. LeGuin

“Don’t market yourself. Editors and readers don’t know what they want until they see it. Scratch what itches. Write what you need to write, feed the hunger for meaning in your life. Play at the serious questions of life and death.” ~Donald M. Murray

“You ask me why I spend my life writing? Do I find entertainment? Is it worthwhile? Above all, does it pay? If not, then, is there a reason?… I write only because there is a voice within me. That will not be still.” ~Sylvia Plath

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ~Madeleine L’Engle

“We do not write as we want, but as we can.” ~W. Somerset Maugham

“I sit in the dark and wait for a little flame to appear at the end of my pencil.” ~Billy Collins

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ~Ray Bradbury

“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. Something more will arise for later, something better.” ~Annie Dillard

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ~Thoreau

“The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don’t dare reveal.” ~Elia Kazan

“It’s much more important to write than to be written about.” ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” ~Dr. Seuss

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.” ~Stephen King

“True storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” ~Hannah Arendt

“I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well” ~Don Marquis

“A little talent is good to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” ~Stephen King

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” ~Carlos Fuentes

“Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.” ~Goethe

“A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.” ~Karl Kraus

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” ~Stephen King

“Words are things. A small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think” ~Byron


“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

Unconventional Guide to Art & Money“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Salvador Dali

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon

"To create one’s own world takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Alberto Giacometti

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” Auguste Rodin

“It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from you own experience.” Berthe Morisot

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore

“Every good painter paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

“ In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
Eugene Delacroix

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Marc Chagall

“Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.” Paul Cezanne

“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.” Rene Magritte

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall

“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

“The artist is a receptacle for 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

“A Good artist has less time than ideas.” Martin Kippenberger

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo

“I paint for myself. I don't know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.” Francis Bacon

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezanne

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

“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” Lucian Freud

“There is no must in art because art is free.” Wassily Kandinsky

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” Leonardo da Vinci

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

“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” Edvard Munch

“Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” John Olsen

“I don't say everything, but I paint everything.” Pablo Picasso

“The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.” Vincent Van Gogh

“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.” Banksy

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” Charles Horton Cooley

“There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.” Henry Moore

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” Leonardo da Vinci

“An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” Paul Valéry

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” Oscar Wilde

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso

kurt vonnegut quotes“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.” Schumann

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'” Vincent Van Gogh

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” Pablo Picasso

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” Michelangelo

“For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.” Georges Rouault

“Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” Theodore Dreiser

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” James McNeill Whistler

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

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams

“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas

“Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.” Pablo Picasso

“The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.” Vincent Van Gogh

“The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” Paul Strand

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr Suess

“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” Vincent Van Gogh

“If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.” Albrecht Durer

paul strand quotes“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Pablo Picasso

“I wish they would only take me as I am.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.” Rembrandt

“Art is never finished, only abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” Kurt Vonnegut

“It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.” Mark Rothko

"Art, Undeniably, is conductive to happiness." unknown

“Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Andy Warhol

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” Robert Hughes

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” Émile Zola

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh

van gogh quotes"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places." Paul Gardner

“A great artist is always before his time or behind it.” George Moore

"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward." Vincent van Gogh

“Do not fear mistakes - there are none.” Miles David

“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” Michelangelo

“In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.” Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Get the Book - Goal Wheel for Artists! “You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.” Pierre Auguste Renoir

“The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.” Vincent Van Gogh

"If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses preceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul." Paul Cezanne

"If you always do what you always did - you'll always get what you always got."
Unknown

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” - John W. Gardner

“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” - Robert Henri

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” - Andre Gide

“I invent nothing, I rediscover.” Auguste Rodin

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” Vincent van Gogh

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

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

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams

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

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler

Painting is silent poetry. ~Plutarch, Moralia: How to Study Poetry

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci

It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet. ~Kojiro Tomita

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. ~Amy Lowell

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. ~Schumann

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. ~Pablo Picasso

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. ~Henri Matisse

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~Charles Horton Cooley

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way. ~E.M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. ~Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand

All art requires courage. ~Anne Tucker

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. ~Oscar Wilde

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

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work. ~Henry Moore

Pictures must not be too picturesque. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. ~Wynetka Ann Reynolds

But that's what being an artist is - feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy. ~The New Yorker

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. ~Fran Lebowitz

Great art picks up where nature ends. ~Marc Chagall

When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" ~Howard Ikemoto

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. ~G.K. Chesterton

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life. ~Henry Miller

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. ~Oscar Wilde

Let me ask you something, what is not art? ~Author Unknown

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol

The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art. ~Kenneth Tynan

God and other artists are always a little obscure. ~Oscar Wilde

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. ~Georges Rouault

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. ~T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1919

There is no surer method of evading the world than by following Art, and no surer method of linking oneself to it than by Art. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening. ~Aaron Howard

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

Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money. ~Ernst Levy

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. ~John Anthony Ciardi

As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language. ~Pablo Picasso

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? ~Pablo Picasso

I want to reach that condensation of sensations that constitutes a picture. ~Henri Matisse, Notes d'un peintre, 1908

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. ~George Jean Nathan, House of Satan

Art is the colors and textures of your imagination. ~Meghan, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Art is your personal diary where you may color your thoughts and emotions on a page. ~Sara, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Art is a shadow of what a person is thinking... a small glimpse of what they hold inside. Little secrets, regrets, joys... every line has its own meaning. ~Sarah, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Art is your emotions flowing in a river of imagination. ~Devin, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Art is an adventure that never seems to end. ~Jason, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Art is pictures straight from the heart. ~Ben, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered. ~Robin Tyler

Art is the triumph over chaos. ~John Cheever

All great art comes from a sense of outrage. ~Glenn Close

Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life. ~Jean Paul Richter

Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Colors are the deeds and sufferings of light. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie. ~Mark Stevens

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things. ~Pablo Picasso

Art doesn't have to matter to a lot of people to matter a lot. ~Jeb Dickerson

Art hath an enemy called ignorance. ~Ben Jonson

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

Art... does not take kindly to facts, is helpless to grapple with theories, and is killed outright by a sermon. ~Agnes Repplier, Points of View, 1891

Art disturbs, science reassures. ~Georges Braque, Le Jour et la nuit

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~John Lubbock

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man. ~Loren Eiseley, The Night Country, 1971

Art is spirituality in drag. ~Jennifer Yane

Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. ~Kim Nance

Reflexes and instincts are not pretty. It is their decoration that initiates art. ~Martin H. Fischer

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. ~Willa Cather

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. ~George Santayana

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. ~Lincoln Steffens

Art is not a thing; it is a way. ~Elbert Hubbard

An artist's career always begins tomorrow. ~James McNeill Whistler

Surely nothing has to listen to so many stupid remarks as a painting in a museum. ~Edmond & Jules de Goncourt

When painting, an artist must take care not to trap his soul in the canvas. ~Terri Guillemets

An artist must be careful not to throw his ideas out with the trash. ~Terri Guillemets

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. ~G.K. Chesterton

The true painter strives to paint what can only be seen through his world. ~André Malraux

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. ~Paul Valéry

Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. ~Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915

A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection. ~Oscar Wilde

An artist cannot talk about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. ~Jean Cocteau

The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is. ~Alfred Tonnelle

Art is the struggle to understand. ~Terri Guillemets

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. ~Albert Camus

For the mystic what is how. For the craftsman how is what. For the artist what and how are one. ~William McElcheran

Art is a kind of illness. ~Giacomo Puccini

A great artist is always before his time or behind it. ~George Moore

A man and his art are like a fool and his king. ~Terri Guillemets

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. ~Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum. ~Claes Oldenburg

Science is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon eternal truths. Art is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever-changing. To morals belong the lower and less intellectual spheres. ~Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt. ~Odilon Redon

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. ~Pablo Picasso

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art. ~Terri Guillemets

My inspiration is art... because without art, we would just be stuck with reality. ~Daniel R. Lynch

The question of common sense is always what is it good for? - a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage. ~James Russell Lowell

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. ~Terri Guillemets

Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like - then cultivate it. That's the only part of your work that's individual and worth keeping. ~Jean Cocteau

Picasso would give up cubism just to capture your curves. ~Konfal Blyther

Any great work of art... revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world - the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air. ~Leonard Bernstein, What Makes Opera Grand?

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild. ~Dante Alighieri, Inferno

A portrait has one advantage over its original: it is unconscious; and you may therefore admire without insulting it. I have seen portraits which have more. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

The fine arts once divorcing themselves from truth are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die. ~Thomas Carlyle, Latter Day Pamphlets, no. 8

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. ~George Bernard Shaw

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid. ~Jules Feiffer

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you. ~Uniek Swain

Architecture begins where engineering ends. ~Walter Gropius

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. ~G.K. Chesterton

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier. ~Marie Laurencin

Art is Man's nature. Nature is god's art. ~James Bailey

The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. ~John Ruskin

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp (1909 - 1979)

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947), Dialogues (1954)

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Aristophanes (450 BC - 388 BC), Wasps, 422 B.C.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.
Barbra Streisand (1942 - )

I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none.
Ben Shahn (1898 - 1969)

So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland

I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art)is never really finished; it is abandoned.
Brooke McEldowney, Pibgorn commentary, 03-31-05

I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
Charles Rosin, Northern Exposure, Aurora Borealis, 1990

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests.
David Cronenberg, Rocketboom, 07-19-06

The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution.
I don't understand why people think everything has to have meaning. While painting the Mona Lisa did Leonardo Da Vinci intend for it to have greater meaning than a work of art that he made?
Devin J. Monroe (1983 - )

If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt (1822 - 1896)

It is all very well, when the pen flows, but then there are the dark days when imagination deserts one, and it is an effort to put anything down on paper. That little you have achieved stares at you at the end of the day, and you know the next morning you will have to scrape it down and start again.
Elizabeth Aston, The True Darcy Spirit, 2006

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973)

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)

I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it.
Federico Fellini (1920 - 1993)

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954)

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

The Idiot’s Guide to Becoming Famous with Minimal Effort


Step 1.) Do something incredibly stupid and obnoxious to attract attention to yourself

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box here. This can be in the form of a video, stunt, hoax, or just good old-fashioned vandalism. Keep in mind that as a culture we have become somewhat desensitized to people doing stupid things from years of watching people do stupid things, so try to think big.


Step 2.) Be sure to record your act of stupidity and publish it on YouTube.

Remember that recording and documenting your act of idiocy is not optional here. These days if you don’t capture something on video, you might as well go back to live in your primitive cave of obscurity.

Famous Idiot Exhibit #1

It’s the whole tree falling in the forest kind of thing. This isn’t 2005 and nobody wants to sit down and read about it in some old-fashioned newspaper, they want to actually see it happen so they can shake their head in disbelief as they are clicking on the share buttons.

Although it’s true that you might get fined or arrested for your stunt, don’t worry about it because you will also get your name in the papers, the blogs, cable news channels, and other ridiculous websites (like this one) that have nothing better to do than to give you more free publicity.

Just make sure that they spell your name correctly.


Step 3.) Get rewarded for your idiocy and bask in your new-found fame

Congratulations you are now famous! Please keep in mind, however that although your fame may be immediate, it is far from permanent. So while you are soaking in your 15 minutes of fame, be sure to be thinking about your next public spectacle of stupidity. Because as much as we enjoy watching your personal train-wreck on YouTube, there is always another idiot just around the corner waiting to shock and amuse us.


Then again, there is nothing wrong with fame itself.

Don’t get the wrong idea here. There is nothing wrong with being famous. Just as there is no inherent goodness from spending your life toiling in obscurity.

Being famous doesn’t make you any better of a creative artist. In fact, those who achieve a certain amount of fame often feel trapped by it (I know boo-boo right?). As soon as someone achieves some degree of fame and success however, the temptation is always there for them to stick with that same tried-and-true formula, instead of risking potential failure by trying something new. They find themselves suddenly trapped in a creative rut because of the expectations of their audience.

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great. ~Ray Charles

Fame is (or at least should be) the public recognition that you have achieved some degree of mastery at your chosen profession. What fame shouldn’t be, however, is a goal in itself.

So maybe we should stop wasting all of of this energy trying to get ourselves noticed and perhaps spend some of that time working on becoming a better creative artist.

Despite what you may have heard, there are no shortcuts.

There is no “easy” button.

You just have to sit down and do the work.




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