Quotes That Inspire Art

Below are some quotes that keep me creating and working.


“The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving other languages to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both.”
—Lao Tzu

“And how to be something yourself? Only by working hard and with gumption at something you love and care for and think is important.”
—Brenda Ueland

“It is important that you connect your work with your personal depth. In fact, you must learn to value the pain of growing.”
—Peter Koestenbaum

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
—Howard Thurman

“Stay true to the dreams of thy youth.”
—Maurice Sendak

“If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
—John Steinbeck

“Do it. Creativity is the only cure for criticism.”
—Julia Cameron

“When things are bad, scrub floors.”
—Emma Goldman

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
—Frank Scully

“…Dreams are also part of the reality of life… Life without dreams would be unbearable…”
—Rudolf Rocker, the “Anarchist Rabbi”

“The greatest enjoyment is experienced/
When there is no concern for its duration”
—Wu Hsin

“I always wonder why birds stay/
In the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth/
Then I ask myself the same question”
—Harun Yahya

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
—Annie Dillard

“Never play an ace if a two will do.”
—The Red Dragon

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