Quotes and Such

Auguste Renoir
☆ One must paint what one sees, not what one thinks you are supposed to see.

Tomi Ungerer
☆ Give Destiny A Destination.
☆ Expect the unexpected.

☆ Many are prepared to suffer for their art. 
    Few are prepared to learn to draw.

Ansel Adams
☆ Chance favors a prepared mind.

Abraham Lincoln
☆ My peculiar ambition  is to win  esteem by rendering  myself worthy of esteem .

Winston Churchill
☆ You  create your own universe as you go along.
☆ Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.

Dante (as quoted by Robert Kennedy)
☆ The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of great moral                  conflict maintained their neutrality.     

Paul Desmond 
☆ Jazz is like writing. It can be learned, but it can't be taught.

Benjamin Disraeli
 It's better to wonder why a man doesn't speak, than to wonder why he does. 

Duke Ellington
☆ Simplicity is the most complex form.

Bill Evans
 I think intuition has to lead knowledge, but it can’t be out there all alone.
☆ Knowing the problem is 90% of solving it.

Bill Cunningham
☆ He who seeks beauty will surely find it.

Harry Callahan
☆ Teaching taught me how little and it forced me to think. I had to teach to get an education.

Claude Monet
☆ I should like to paint the way a bird sings.

Ginger Baker
☆ It's not how fast you play, it's what you say.

Albert Murray
☆ The more you know, the less time it takes for you to say it.

Les Paul
☆ I got beat by everyone, and rightlyfully so. That’s how I learned.

Pablo Picasso
☆ I do not look for it, I find it.
Art is a lie that tells the truth.

Simon Schama
Art is the marriage of craft and imagination.

Mark Twain
☆ The difference between the right word and almost the right word,
     is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Andy Warhol
☆ Don’t think about making art. Just get it done.Let everyone else decide if it’s good                or  bad. Whether they love it or hate it. While they’e deciding make even more art.

☆ Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and
     life to everything.

Unknown attribution
☆ Don't let the "isms" get in the way of the "is"
☆ Now that I know it all, I'm not the know it all I once was.
☆ Talent wants to. Genius has to.
☆ Not my circus, not my monkeys.  (Polish Proverb)