“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art.”

SUSAN SONTAG

“The great artist is the simplifier”

VINCENT VAN GOGH

“When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists”

ANN VOSKAMP

Art originates in experiment.

Quintilian

To require perfection is to invite paralysis.

David Bayles

“I hear that my friends are preparing another exhibition this year but I must discount the possibility of participating in it since I have nothing worth showing.”

Claude Monet

“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”

— Ananda Coomaraswamy

“Art is an experience not an object.”

–Robert Motherwell

“Art is a line around your thoughts.”

— Gustav Klimt

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

-Bob Ross

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”

— Banksy