inspiration from quotes
I love to read, reread, and collect quotes which make me think and act.
Here are a few my favourites, so far.
If I don’t have blue, I’ll just use red.
How difficult it is to be simple.
Vincent van Gogh
Don’t wait for inspiration, it comes while working.
They did not know it was impossible so they did it.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.
Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
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.
I paint what I like, when I like, and where I like.
When you’re being creative, nothing is wrong.
Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.
Whatever you’re doing today, do it with the confidence of a 4 year old in a batman t-shirt.
I love learning, but hate being taught.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Silence your mind, pick up a pencil and draw.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Paint first, then think.
David M. Kessler
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Everything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective not the truth.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Vincent van Gogh
Don’t bend. Don’t water it down. Don’t try to make it logical. Don’t edit your own soul according to fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
Impossible is just an opinion.
Every disadvantage has its advantage.
Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Artists give people something they didn’t know they were missing.
Comparison is the death of joy.
Everything is hard before it is easy.
Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.
Drawing is rather like playing chess, your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.
If there’s no wind, row.
If there are waves, go surfing.
I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I’m free.
Δεν ελπίζω τίποτα. Δε φοβούμαι τίποτα. Είμαι λέφτερος.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
You only see it when you understand it.
Je gaat het pas zien als je het doorhebt.
The most important decision you will ever make is to be in a good mood.
We are our choices.
Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson