Philosophy of the Day or Week

"Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once we grow up." -Pablo Picasso


"Every artist has a thousand bad drawings in them, and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out." -Chuck Jones


"Keep telling stories that mean something to you, because if they are important to you, they will resonate with others." -America Young


"If you make something you love, an audience who loves it will find it." -Alex Hirsch


"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is people who are alive." -Howard Thurman


"There's a victory in letting go of your expectations." -Mark White


"If you ever get curious and wonder who you were meant to be, look into the mirror and smile." -Mike Dooley


"People don't decide their futures. They decide their habits, and their habits decide their futures." -F. M. Alexander


"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art." -Junot Diaz


"Every professional is an amateur who never gave up." -David Lynch


"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw


"Creativity takes courage." -Henri Matisse


"Most people don't want to be part of the process, they just want to be part of the outcome. But the process is where you figure out who's worth being part of the outcome." -Scottie Pippen


"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." -Gerard Way


"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." -Kurt Vonnegut


"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." -Jim Rohn


"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." -Albert Schweitzer 


"People forget facts. But they remember stories." -Joseph Campbell


"You can fail at what you don't want...So you might as well take the chance at doing what you love." -Jim Carrey


"I can't change the fact that my paintings don't sell. But the time will come when more people recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture." -Vincent Van Gogh


"If you feel something calling you to write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you're good enough. Just do it." -Glennon Doyle


"Learning to draw is not about learning to draw. It's about learning to see." -Betty Edwards


"In great attempts, even failure is glorious." -Bruce Lee


"Slow success builds character. Fast success builds ego." -Ratan Tata


"Art doesn't exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb in a constant search for the truth." -Barbera Streisand


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be." -Douglas Adams


"You're not supposed to make art for curators. You're supposed to teach them what art is coming from you." -Charles Ludlam


"Champions aren't on the days they feel motivated, but the days they feel like quitting." -Unknown


"If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." -Steve Jobs


"The problem in most situations is not a lack of calling, but a fear of responding to the call." -Michael Meade


"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. He who looks outside dreams. He who looks inside awakes." -Carl Jung


"The worst thing you can do is have a burning, genuine desire in your heart, and choose not to act on it." -Morgan Nelson 


"When we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work. When we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey." -Wendell Berry


"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -Edgar Degas