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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
-E E Cummings
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Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. ~Bernard Baruch
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience. -Leonardo Da Vinci
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I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein
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There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. ~Charles Proteus Steinmetz
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Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Anthony Robbins
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He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. chinese proverb

I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.

::: Andrew Wyeth :::

At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important.

::: M.C. Escher :::

I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy, moods which I have always valued above all else.

::: Giorgio Morandi :::

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.

::: Joseph Beuys :::

Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people.

::: Alice Neel :::

When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.

::: Cy Twombly :::

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.

::: James McNeill Whistler :::

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

::: Eckhart Tolle :::

I'm painting an idea not an ideal. Basically I'm trying to paint a structured painting full of controlled, and therefore potent, emotion.

::: Euan Uglow :::

I've never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso.

::: Diego Rivera :::

I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.

::: Andrew Wyeth :::

At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important.

::: M.C. Escher :::

I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy, moods which I have always valued above all else.

::: Giorgio Morandi :::

A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.

::: William Dobell :::

The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.

::: Banksy :::

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.

::: Giorgio de Chirico :::

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

::: John Lennon :::

The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.

::: Bono :::

There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.

::: Henry Moore :::

You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.

::: Renoir :::
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Mark Rothko
No. 3/No. 13 (Magenta, Black, Green on Orange),
1949, 85 3/8" x 65" (216.5 x 164.8 cm),
oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art.
An example of Rothko's late period.

I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.

::: Mark Rothko :::

Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.

::: Damien Hirst :::

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.

::: Rumi :::

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

::: Michelangelo :::

Believe it or not, I can actually draw.

::: Jean Michel Basquiat :::