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marktwainTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in…

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“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” Robert Henri


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“There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.”

Source: Dorothy Parker says: | The Muscleheaded Blog


duras“I’ve forgotten the words with which to tell you. I knew them once, but I’ve forgotten them, and now I’m talking to you without them.”

Source: Marguerite Duras says:


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Louisa May Alcott, from a photo taken just previous to her going to Washington in 1862 as a hospital nurse. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”


What? Louisa May Alcott said that!  Surely not.  In case you’re thinking that the author of Little Women was not the woman you had always thought, fear not.  She put this absurd thought into the mouths of one of her characters in Work: A Story of Experience, a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1873 about a determined young lady intent on finding satisfying and worthwhile work.

As if one could ever read too many books; as if a fondness for the written word could ever addle the brain.

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Sarah


A quote by Padgett Powell (I’ve now got to look up who he is from Adam!) from The Muscleheaded Blog that made me hoot with laughter and recognition.

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Sarah

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“Try to recall the person you thought you were,
and the moment you began to realize you are not that person, and then try to grasp and appreciate the high quality of lunacy required for you to have ever thought you were that person.”

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe [1887-1986] by Alfred Stieglitz

“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way — things that I had no words for.”

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Blue and Green Music 1919-1920

“I have things in my head that are not like what anyone taught me — shapes and ideas so near to me, so natural to my way of being and thinking.”

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Sarah


The French impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), painted Child in White in 1883. His sitter, Lucie Bérard (1880-1977), was about three years old at the time and was the daughter of his friend, the banker, diplomat and businessman Paul Bérard.


“Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.”

“Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.”


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Sarah


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“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”
Robert Henri



“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
Vincent van Gogh



“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”
Kurt Vonnegut



“Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh… now you tell me what you know.”
Groucho Marx



“Doing something you enjoy at times of your own choosing and making a living from it: now tell me, is that work?”
Tom Hodgkinson


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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