Favourite Quotes:

“Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don’t matter,
and those who matter don’t mind.”

~Dr. Seuss

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.”

~ Thomas Edison

“The finest thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
He who does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement,
is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. “

~ Albert Einstein

“Perhaps we can draw attention not to the shadow on the wall but to the source of light itself “
~ Russell Brand’s take on a Tennyson quote

“As long as you can start, you are all right.
The juice will come.”

~ Ernest Hemingway 

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

“You live longer once you realize that
any time spent being unhappy is wasted. “
~Ruth E. Renkl

“Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible.”

~Dalai Lama

“Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I went to school,
they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment,
and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

– John Lennon

“Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.”

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
~ Marcel Proust

“Art does not reproduce what we see;
rather, it makes us see.”

~Paul Klee

“I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand,
and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.”  

~Bernard Berenson

“There is a way in which we lack
more than what we have not yet accumulated”
~Jacob Spiero

“There is something bigger than fact:
the underlying spirit, all it stands for,
the mood, the vastness, the wildness.”

~Emily Carr

“I still find each day too short
for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read
and all the friends I want to see
. “
~John Burroughs

“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
~Henry David Thoreau

“Even if you are not an artist
nor ever expect to become an artist,
if you can learn to see like an artist,
your life will forever change.”

~Tommy Thompson

“Art is long. Life is short.
A picture can become for us a highway
between a particular thing and a universal feeling.”

~ Lawren Harris

“Begin doing what you want to do now.
We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand,
and melting like a snowflake. “

~Marie Ray

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
~Thomas Merton

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
~Pablo Picasso

“The magic of all art is the ability to both capture our pain
and deliver us from it at the same time “
~ Brené Brown

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Whether people are fully conscious of this or not,
they actually derive countenance and sustenance from
the ‘atmosphere’ of things they live in and with.”

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
~John Barrymore

“The man who tries to prove his belief superior to the faith of another,
does not know the meaning of religion.”
~ Inayat Khan

“Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me.
And I’m feelin’ good.”
~ Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse

“Everyone discusses my art & pretends to understand,
as if it were necessary to understand,
when it is simply necessary to love”
~Claude Monet

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~ Howard Thurman


“The Art Spirit”

by Robert Henri


“Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation”

by Frederick Franck


“Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”

by Betty Edwards


“The Art Book”

by Phaidon Press