„All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?“

—  Banksy, Existencilism (2002)

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—  Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
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„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
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„For our Master’s sake, may He make us willing to do or suffer all His will.“

—  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).

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