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A Quote by RaSun on artist, seed, brave, live, flower, soil, contemplationm water, understanding, beautiful, maker, unique, love, beauty, and dream

"Artists are the seeds, brave enough to live and flower before humanity. Our soil is contemplation, our water, its understanding. Whether my petals be beautiful to another, to I and The Maker, they are Unique and yet, only equally as beautiful as any other. Some call that being a Dreamer. I call it, being Belov'ed."

RaSun

Source: Me.

Contributed by: RaSun

A Quote by John Cage on beauty, art, artist, artists, end, begin, and beginning

Where does beauty begin? Where does it end? Where it ends is where the artist begins.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

Contributed by: Cayce

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on beingness, god, source, essence, and artist

Even a stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself.  When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you.  Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.  This is what great artists sense and succeed in conveying in their art.  Van Gogh didn't say: "That's just an old chair."  He looked, and looked, and looked.  He sensed the Beingness of the chair.  Then he sat in front of the canvas and took up the brush.  The chair itself would have sold for the equivalent of a few dollars.  The painting of that same chair today would fetch in excess of $25 million.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 26

Contributed by: Tribble

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on true, artist, face, beautiful, exterior, shines, truth, within, and soul

To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: Articles on Truth by M.K. Gandhi http://www.mkgandhi.org/truth/article2.htm

Contributed by: Vesper

A Quote by Ananda Coomaraswamy on artist

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The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.

Coomaraswamy

Contributed by: Wendelina

A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, artist, teacer, universe, and creativity

It is my experience both as an artist and as a teacher that when we move out on faith into the act of creation, the universe is able to advance. It is a little like opening the gate at the top of a field irrigation system. Once we remove the blocks, the flow moves in.

Julia Cameron

Source: Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Julia Cameron on creativity, art, artist, life, and energy

Basic Principles:

1. Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.

2. There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life -- including ourselves.

3. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator's creativity within us and our lives.

4. We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.

5. Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.

6. The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.

7. When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: good orderly direction.

8. As we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.

9. It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.

10. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity.

Julia Cameron

Source: Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Russell Crowe on genius, artist, and journey

My definition [of genius] would be about being completely involved in your art form. So that's outside of sciences. Within the arts it's about taking people on a journey, being able to involve me completely-whether you're singing a song, whether it's in the theater, whether you're dancing-if you can make me forget I'm sitting in a seat, that's my definition of genius.

Russell Crowe

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/passion-passionate-quotes-2.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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