“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

“Art is an experience not an object.”

–Robert Motherwell

“Art is a line around your thoughts.”

— Gustav Klimt

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

— Banksy

“Bring your humanity to your art. Bring your art to humanity.”

Maxime Lagacé

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”

Maya Angelou

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”

– Michelangelo