Hacienda Mosaico Artist Workshops

Favorite Art Notes & Quotes

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"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish."
Warren G. Bennis

"I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art."
Carrie Fisher

"People will forget what you said, people will forget, what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

"If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it.
Your life will be impoverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty,
it will remain with you all the days of your life."
Frank Lloyd Wright

"Art is what we all share. It's part of us, like a nose, eye, or hand. Art is alive, always, as long as there is someone to listen, look, or dream."
Warner from Albany, NY

"There are no problems - only opportunities to be creative."
Dorye Roettger

"As the season of believing seems to wind down let me gently remind
you that many dreams still wait in the wings. Many authentic
sparks must be fanned before passion performs her perfect
work in you. Throw another log on the fire."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
Pablo Picasso

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to
go on creating oneself endlessly."
Henri Bergson

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Creative quotes:
"The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty . . . the better I feel about the quality of my work."
Wayne Dyer

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Albert Schweitzer

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe."
Anatole France

"Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown."
Claude Bernard

"Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself."
Katherine Sharp

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

"Live with no time out."
Simone de Beauvoir

"If you focus on results, you will never change.
If you focus on change, you will get results."
Jack Dixon

"A happy brain is a balanced brain. And a laughing brain is a creative brain."
Anne Wilson Schaef

"Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory."
Les Brown

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"There is a vitality, a life force, an 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."
Martha Graham

"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity
prevented them from making a first effort."
Sydney Smith
(1771-1845 English Clergyman & Writer)

"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it."
William Osler
(1849-1919 Canadian Physician)

"The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends on how much you want it, how much you are willing to work and plan and co-operate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an
important day. Make the cables strong."
L.G. Elliott

"Truth hurts. Not the searching after, the running from."
John Eyberg

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
Katherine Mansfield

"Since it doesn't cost a dime to dream, you'll never shortchange
yourself when you stretch your imagination."
Robert Schuller, Evangelis

"The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865, 16th US President)

"By listening to the creator within, we are led to our right path."
Julia Cameron

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is
had to begin where he was."
Richard L. Evan

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"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable
of becoming, is the only end in life."
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1850-1894 Scottish Author & Poet)

"Ideas move rapidly when their time comes."
Carolyn Heilbrun

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a
second-rate version of somebody else."
Judy Garland

"The trouble with the rat race is that, even if you win, you're still a rat."
Lilly Tomlin

"If I'd have gone to art school, or stayed in anthropology, I probably would have ended up back in film ... Mostly I just followed my inner feelings and passions ... and kept going to where it got warmer and warmer, until it finally got hot ... Everybody has talent. It's just a matter of moving around
until you've discovered what it is."
George Lucas

"The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation, lasts."
Henry Moore

"If you can't excel with talent, then triumph with effort."
Dave Weinbaum

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
James Joyce

"Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you."
Doug King, poet

"There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less."
Kurt Hahn
(founder of Outward Bound)

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"If we are to flourish as creative beings, if we are to grow into wholeness,
we must bloom wherever we are planted."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Like any art, the creation of self is both natural and seemingly impossible.
It requires training as well as magic."
Holly Near

"Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware."
Arthur Koestler

"Good taste is the enemy of creativity."
Pablo Picasso

"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously."
Charles Kettering

"There is an artist within each person, and everybody has the capacity
to find creative genius in themselves."
Annette Moser-Wellman, founder of FireMark

"If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have
remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing."
Saint Augustine

"We may think we're protecting ourselves by denying our creative impulses, but all we're doing is burying our authentic selves alive."
Sarah Ban Breathnach, From Hold That Thought

"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator.
The triumph of life is expressed by creation."
Henri Bergson

"The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about ancient history, 19th-century mathematics, manufacturing techniques, flower
arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these
ideas might come together to form a new idea."
Carl Ally

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"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try."
Mary Kay Ash

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
Frank Capra (1897 - 1991) US director
In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase,"
ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
And never hope more than you work."
Rita Mae Brown (1944 - ____)
US writer, playwright
"Starting From Scratch," 1988

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep."
Scott Adams (1957 - ____)
US cartoonist, author
"The Dilbert Principle."

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical.
Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time
and build your wings on the way down."
Ray Bradbury

"Painting is a magical process that I like, where you conjure something out of nothing; you get a little idea that leads you through ... You can go into a
trance while you're doing it, so it's a nice contrast to real life."
Paul McCartney

"Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before,
but in saying exactly what you think yourself."
James Stephens

"Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners,
we must start where we are and use what we have. In the process of
creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show
itself to be a holy, precious, part of a pattern."
Luci Shaw

"To be nobody -- but yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."
e.e. cummings

"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."
Victoria Holt

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"In order to hear your calling and answer it, you must generously give
yourself the gift of time. It's not how fast you make yourdream
come true,but how steadily you pursue it."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the
length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
Diane Ackerman, Author

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