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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."

    Last edited by dogfood; October 18th, 2005 at 11:26 AM.
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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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    "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."

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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.

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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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    I heard this quote in the movie "populærmusik fra vittula" or something. It made me laugh.

    "real men does not fear death or a 3 day hangover."

    (translated from swedish, and not exact..)

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    Andy Warhol - "Why do people think artists are special? Its just another job!"

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    Well flowing thread...good, good. Thanks

    The best quotes have to be the one JFWalls posted, the Llewellyn one, and of course the coro bunch!

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    Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
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    Definition: equanimity

    The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.

    Albert Einstein was basically saying reflect before you react. I find people are more reactionary then they are cognitive.....including myself.

    People will often react to behavior rather then question why that behavior exists. It's usually more enlightening to question why things are the way they are then it is to just accept them or react to them.

    Just as in character design you question what is the thinking of the character and it's evironment, you should apply that same thinking to people too......with equanimity.

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    could you guys please keep them related to art??

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    Jimmy Durante and Albert Einstein are artists.......you just don't know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blog
    could you guys please keep them related to art??
    That's the thing: everything is related to art.

    This is an especially important idea in relation to concept art.

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