— Jack Levine American artist 1915 - 2010
Selden Rodman, Conversations With Artists, 1956.
— Jack Levine American artist 1915 - 2010
„There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.“
— Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937
2000s, As quoted in The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell (2003) by Oren Harari, p. 164.
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
Kipling, Auden & Co: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964 (1980), “The Little Cars”, p. 200
„Life is suffering.
Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.
Truth is the handmaiden of love.
Dialogue is the pathway to truth.
Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn.
To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small.
So speech must be untrammeled, so that dialogue can take place,
so that we can all humbly learn,
so that truth can serve love,
so that suffering can be ameliorated,
so that we can all stumble forward to the Kingdom of God.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
Other, Banned lecture at Linfield College: Ethics and Free Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKHuxVvA7T8
„This is the love that does all things; that brings to pass even the evils we suffer; so shaping them that they are but instruments of preparing the good which, as yet, has not arrived.“
— François Fénelon Catholic bishop 1651 - 1715
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 270.
„A composition should be simple and clear. That is why the drawings of children and primitives are so strong.“
— George Grosz German artist 1893 - 1959
In: a student's unpublished papers 'Notes on Drawing and Water Golor, 1935-36', George Grosz estate, Princeton, N.J.; as quoted in: George Grosz: Leben und Werk, ed. Uwe M. Schneede; Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart 1975, p. 38 In the 1930's Grosz encouraged as art-teacher his students at the Art Students League in New York to study children's drawings
„I took down my portfolio, to select a drawing to copy in oil. He had never seen my works before, and appeared astonished as his eyes ranged over the sheets. He expressed the warmest admiration, and said, "How hopeless must be the task of my giving any instruction to one who can draw like this?" I pointed out to him that nature is the great study for the artist, and assured him that the reason why my works pleased him was because they are all exact copies of the works of God, — who is the great Architect and perfect Artist; and impressed on his mind this fact, that nature indifferently copied is far superior to the best idealities.“
— John James Audubon American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter 1785 - 1851
On a meeting with a young artist, Mr. J. B. Kidd, Ch. X, p. 140
„Of course I should be very happy to sell a drawing but I am happier still when a real artist like Weissenbruch says about an unsalable??? study or drawing: "That is true to nature, I could work from that myself."“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
1880s, 1882, quote in his letter to brother Theo, from The Hague, The Netherlands in Febr. 1882; as quoted in Vincent van Gogh, edited by Alfred H. Barr; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935 https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1996_300061887.pdf, p. 20 (letter 177)
„Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.“
— Robert Fulghum, livro All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1986)
„I tell you, struggle is what is missing in the lives of most young people today. If they think I'm going to support them while they create great works of art, then they've missed the point of my work, of my life! In the process of becoming a writer or an artist one has to be willing to starve. Struggle is the most invaluable experience of all. Suffering seems to be the inevitable fate of the creative sensitive types. Poverty, disease, death, unrequited love affairs, and disappointments of every sort fan the flame of the artistic spirit. The greatest works of art were not created by spoiled brats. They were born for the most part out of a sense of despair, and if not despair then just plain hard work. Somewhere along the line the artist learns the art of transformation.“
— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980
„The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so.“
— Michael Lewis, livro Flash Boys
Flash Boys (2014), p. 4
„You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.“
— Francis de Sales French bishop, saint, writer and Doctor of the Church j 1567 - 1622
Quoted by Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus in The Spirit of Saint Francis de Sales, ch. 1, Pg. 3 (1880)
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Five: Refiner’s Fire. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1985, 78).
„Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out.“
— Chuck Jones American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films 1912 - 2002