Quotes from creative people which inspire and motivate me
When Brassaï asks whether Picasso’s ideas come to him
“by chance or by design,” Picasso responds:
I don’t have a clue. Ideas are simply starting points. I can rarely set
them down as they come to my mind. As soon as I start to work, others
well up in my pen. To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin
drawing… When I find myself facing a blank page, that’s always going
through my head. What I capture in spite of myself interests me more
than my own ideas.
Taken from Conversations with Picasso by Brassai
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common
belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them,
and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
M. C. Escher
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
Leonardo da Vinci
It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Drawing is putting a line (a)round an idea.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary
to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.