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    Really Helpful Quotes

    I just wanted to ask you guys if you knew of any quotes from any artists that you have always found really helpful and really inspiring.


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    El Coro: "Just rub one out."
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    Coro and it's not an exact quote, please correct me: "Adding highlights is like masturbating, the longer you wait, the better."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floris Didden
    Coro and it's not an exact quote, please correct me: "Adding highlights is like masturbating, the longer you wait, the better."
    It's pretty close to an exact quote, as it didn't really involve art. It was a long thread about finding motivation, I believe, and that was Coro's advice when you get stuck.

    Of course, that quote is better, as it is actually about art.
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    From the fiction character Tyler Durden, not quoted exactly: It´s not until you lost everything that you are free.

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    "Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-conciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment her loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make" -Bruce Lee
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    "Good design isn't when there is nothing left to add, but nothing left to take away."

    I forget who said that. But it's good!

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    "If you really want to hurt your parents and you don't have nerve enough to be homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts."

    good ol' vonnegut

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    "From the moment that art ceases to be food that feeds the best minds, the artist can use his talents to perform all the tricks of the intellectual charlatan.

    Most people can today no longer expect to receive consolation and exaltation from art. The 'refined,' the rich, the professional 'do-nothings', the distillers of quintessence desire only the peculiar, the sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. I myself, since the advent of Cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my mind. The less they understood them, the more they admired me. Through amusing myself with all these absurd farces, I became celebrated, and very rapidly. For a painter, celebrity means sales and consequent affluence.

    Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand old meaning of the word: Giotto, Titian, Rembrandt, Goya were great painters. I am only a public clown--a mountebank. I have understood my time and have exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But at least and at last it does have the merit of being honest."

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    I remember that in many of my general art classes (painting most specifically) people would always ask, "What does this mean?," or "What does this symbolize?" And quite honestly, I wasn't intending for my work to mean or symbolize anything at all!!! I always figured that I was there to learn. I was under the philosophy that if I wanted to tell you something in either French or Spanish, that I must first learn how to speak French or Spanish!
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    'Take from the rest of us all that you can assimilate, that can become a part of you, but never still the small voice that whispers to you, "I like it better my way."' - Andrew Loomis

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    "in college i drew and painted but spent most of my time drawing from life and went through a sketchbook a week at the high points and saw a difference from book to book. it's all about doing what you love. if you don't love it, it won't happen. but when you're in love, nothing can stop you...not even death, because your work, God willing, will last for centuries beyond your mortal self and that's all that matters."

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