A Quote by Duane and Sarah Preble on art, artist, passion, and self-aware

Art offers us a way to go beyond mere physical existence. We, the creatures with the most advanced consciousness, have been described as nature becoming aware of itself. We form art. Art forms us.

Duane and Sarah Preble


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Martha Graham on energy, passion, unique, uniqueness, open, aware, artist, and dissastisfaction

There is a vitality, a life-force, a energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever anytime. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others. If I add something to my time, then that is my prize.

Martha Graham

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Janet Finch on good, evil, self motivated, artist, thinker, original mind, and destiny

The question of good and evil will always be one of philosophy's most intriguing problems, up there with the problem of existence itself...If evil means to be self motivated, to be the center of one's own universe, to live on one's own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil. Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth cliches lent us from the so-called Fathers. To dare to see is to steal fire from the Gods.

This is mankind's destiny, the engine with fuels us as a race.

Janet Finch

Source: White Oleander

Contributed by: Sarah

A Quote by William Morris on beauty, william morris, belief, artist, and beauty of life

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

William Morris (1834 - 1896)

Source: William Morris, artist -- from 'The Beauty of Life', 1880

Contributed by: Moni

A Quote by Rasa on art, artist, be, born, genius, individual, and unique

"Be the artist you were born to be."

Robert Schueler

Source: Self.

Contributed by: Rasa

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on art, artist, artists task, being, and creating

An artists job is to see.  And to go out in the world and see it firsthand, just as it is; to report with line and words what is seen.  To be in the world, not just study about the world, that is the artists task

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 51

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A Quote by Marsha Sinetar on values and artist

A third way to discover our own individual action plans is to list our values, and then determine how we can demonstrate these clearly and consistently in our live. A sculptor friend of mine took a part-time job as a carpenter to pay his bills. But he soon found out that it was essential to include sculpting in his daily life. He had to keep the value of art alive for himself and stay committed to what he really was in his own eyes -- an artist.

Marsha Sinetar

Source: Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow : Discovering Your Right Livelihood, Pages: 109

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Yoko Ono on god and artist


Everybody's an artist.  Everybody's God.  It's just that they're inhibited.

Yoko Ono

Contributed by: Heather

A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on art, artist, seeking, and finding

Mauve takes offense at my having said, "I am an artist" - which I do not take back, because that word included, of course, the meaning: always seeking without absolutely finding.  As far as I know, that word means: "I am seeking, I am striving, I am in with all my heart."

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

Contributed by: k8et

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