Art & expression

“The artists job is to be a witness to his time in history.” – Robert Rauschenberg

“Words? Music? No: it’s what’s behind.” – James Joyce

“It was imaginary. It was all aspects of freedom, happiness, and joy.” – Sebastian Barry

“To discover the mode of life or of art whereby your spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom.” – James Joyce

“Of course I plagiarize. It is the privilege of the appreciative man.”
– Oscar Wilde

“When you say something, make sure you have said it.” – EB White

“Once you write it down it is all gone.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The art of poetry belongs to people who are naturally gifted or mad; of these, the former are adaptable, and the latter are not in their right mind.” – Aristotle

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Realism, but not at the expense of beauty.” – Evan Puschak

“Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.” – James Joyce

“While genius does not consist entirely of editing, without editing it’s pretty much useless.” – Susan Bell

“It is really the physical process that defines the final outcome. It is the dance between the original intention and all of the impulses and revisions that is so beautiful. The actual painting is an immortal ghost of its conception.”
– Jeremy Russell | Blue Spiral 1 gallery in Asheville, North Carolina

“So write about the things that are most important to you. Love and death and sex and survival are important to most of us. Some of us are also interested in God and ecology.” – Anne Lamott