"...the artist is not there to be one with the world-
he is there to transform it"
"Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates."
--Stella Terrill Mann
"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot
attain it in anything."
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost."
— Martha Graham
— Martha Graham
"Live from your heart, you will be absolutely effective".
-found on a yogi tea bag tag!
"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."
"Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities."
"So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering."
"The blank pages beckon, and from a tender place inside the heart, there comes a gentle voice longing to be heard. Let this then be the time to touch your thoughts, and begin."
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
"The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything" Theodore Roosevelt