Quotes from The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

 

 

- Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.  The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.  The artist never entirely knows.  We guess.  We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

AGNES DE MILLE

 

- We cannot escape fear.  We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures … Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you  have done it. 

SUSAN JEFFERS

 

- Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

LES BROWNN

 

- Surround yourself with people who respect and treat you well.

CLAUDIA BLACK

 

- To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards.

FRANCES WICKES

 

- Trust that still, small voice that says, “This might work and I’ll try it.”

DIANE MARIECHILD

 

- Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

LINUS PAULING

 

- Art?  You just do it.

MARTIN RITT

 

- Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

ANAIS NIN

 

- Only when he no longer knows hat he is doing does the painter do good things.

EDGAR DEGAS

 

- How often – even before we began – have we declared a task “impossible”?  And how often have we construed a picture of ourselves as being inadequate? … A great deal depends upon the thought patterns we choose and on the persistence with which we affirm them.

PIERO FERRUCCI

 

- It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

SOMERSET MAUGHAM

 

- The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

FRANCIS BACON

 

- You are lost the instant you know what the result will be.

JUAN GRIS

 

- Do not fear mistakes – there are none.

MILES DAVIS

 

- One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

ANDRE GIDE