I thought that a thread of quotes might be nice,especially with the barrage of pity parties going on around here........ Let's hear some things that give us insight into what we do and inspire us to do more. Quotes by artists on how they felt and thought about creating, working, living, loving, touching each other.--Damn I can't get that song out of my head.
Post 'em up if you got 'em.
" It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself."-Baudelaire
"An artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision.” - James MacNeill Whistler.
"Do not worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to." - Robert Henri.
"In spite of myself, I go on hoping. I hope with all my heart that there will be painting in heaven. " Corot [Supposedly his last words]
"Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately. You rape it." -Edgar Degas