Cool Quotes

I love quotes so here's a bunch of my favorites, along with my stunningly insightful commentary - ok, fine, mostly just a bunch of my smart-ass comments.  Enjoy & check back because I'll be sure to add to the list as I come across some new favorites...or make them up...


"Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known."
                                                                  - Oscar Wilde

"Art is whatever you can get away with."  <whenever I make the mistake of comparing my work to others, become depressed & hating on my work, I remember Andy Warhol & this quote.>
                                                                 - Andy Warhol

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

"Rules and models destroy genius and art."  <see this is exactly why I'm not a fan of the rules!>
                                                                - William Hazlitt

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?"  <well...that might all depend on how much I've had to drink...>
                                                               - M.C. Escher

"I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind."  <"ordinary artist" seems to be a bit of an oxymoron, but I get his point.>
                                                                - Henry Ossawa Tanner
                                                              
"It is not in life, but in art, that self-fulfillment is to be found."
                                                                - Wilson Mizner

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

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

"If people don't like what you're creating, just look at them sweetly & tell them to go make their own fucking art."  <this - THIS - is one of my all time favorites & why Elizabeth Gilbert is my spirit animal!>
                                                                 - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Your own reasons for creating art are reasons enough.  Go create whatever causes a revolution in your heart."
                                                                  - Elizabeth Gilbert