- The Achilles heel of an artist lies in the hope that his art is good.
― Kapil Gupta
2. Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
― Ray Bradbury
3. You have a million excuses. Write anyway.
― Carrie Kei Heim
4. It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.
― J. M. W. Turner
5. If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
― Marc Chagall
6. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
– Vincent van Gogh
7. As I work at my drawings, day after day, what seemed unattainable before is now gradually becoming possible. Slowly, I’m learning to observe and measure. I don’t stand quite so helpless before nature any longer.
― Vincent van Gogh
8. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
― Pablo Picasso
9. “It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.”
– Louise Bourgeois
10. “I have a flood of ideas in my mind. I just follow my vision.”
– Yayoi Kusama
11. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe
12. “Creativity takes courage.”
– Henri Matisse
13. “Every artist was first an amateur.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
14. “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dalí
15. “Artists don’t get down to work until the pain of working is exceeded by the pain of not working.”
― David Bayles, Art & Fear