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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois quote

Art is a guaranty of sanity. That is the most important thing I have said.

An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.

To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.

-Louise Bourgeois


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Ansel Adams

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November 18, 2014 · 9:30 pm


dali quote jpg“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”

“If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”

-Salvador Dali


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Andre Breton

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“The imaginary is what tends to become real.”

“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”

“The mind which plunges into surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood”

-Andre Breton

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Behind the Times

“Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.”

Edgard Varese



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Can’t Live, Go, Do, Say… At Least I Paint as I Want to


One day seven years ago I found myself saying to myself – I can’t live where I want to – I can’t go where I want to go – I can’t do what I want to – I can’t even say what I want to… I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to. -Georgia O’Keeffe

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Idea(s) + Inspiration + Time

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“I actually don’t have a great surplus of ideas. Some evolve very slowly, over many years, but I sort of trust that all of the interesting ones will become something that I eventually end up doing.”

-Miranda July

“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up.”

-Chuck Close

“You have to be willing to spend time making things for no known reason.”

-Lynda Barry


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