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 March 13, 2011 8:51 PM

Hold on to what is good; even it is a handful of dirt. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even if it is easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if I have gone away from you ~Pueblo Blessing~  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 09, 2011 8:29 AM

‎"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross~

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LIFE February 10, 2010 5:01 PM

This is not a test.

This is reality.

Or maybe,

this is THE TEST.~Misty Price 2008

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 February 07, 2010 11:58 PM

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have."
      ~ Thomas Jefferson

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 July 21, 2009 1:25 PM

Those who love you are not fooled by the mistakes you have made or the dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty, and your purpose when you are confused.

~ Unknown
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 June 24, 2009 10:50 AM

 "Never laugh at a live dragon." ~ Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 June 09, 2009 3:19 PM

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
— Maya Angelou

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 May 26, 2009 7:53 PM

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
 ~ St. Francis of Assisi
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 May 14, 2009 10:23 PM

I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within. Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

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favorite quote re literature May 01, 2009 3:12 PM

"There should be a shadow for speculation to resolve as the satisfaction of decent curiosity.  This shadow transforms art into literature." - Arjuna Libarary Press

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And from Mrs. Browning... April 26, 2009 7:19 PM

"Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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 April 26, 2009 6:50 PM

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. ~ Robert Browning

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anonymous  April 15, 2009 10:43 AM

Just because you believe that I am worthless, that does not mean that you are right.

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 March 31, 2009 11:54 AM


      "Men often become what they believe themselves to be.  If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it.  But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."
~~Mahatma Gandhi

      "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
~~John Lennon

     "There is nothing more real than the imagination and those things of which you dream."
~~Eric Bradley Fletcher
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 March 30, 2009 3:49 PM

"I think "taste" is a social concept and not an artistic one.  I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's livingroom, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite.  Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves."
~~John Updike

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 March 30, 2009 10:11 AM

The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad,
and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?

from the chapter "Economy" in Walden
  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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 March 29, 2009 10:01 AM


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 March 28, 2009 8:23 PM

"We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think -- in fact, they do so."
----Bertrand Russell
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 March 28, 2009 4:42 PM

Work is love made visible.

And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.

And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.  ~ Khalil Gibran

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 March 26, 2009 8:51 PM

"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
~~Andre Gide

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 March 26, 2009 12:21 PM

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
      Native American
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 March 22, 2009 6:11 PM

"How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it." ---Alexandre Dumas "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go!" — Dr. Seuss

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 March 19, 2009 9:41 AM

"I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly."

Vincent van Gogh  [ send green star]
 March 19, 2009 4:57 AM


I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then--whoosh, and I'm gone...and they'll never see anything like it ever again...and they won't be able to forget me...ever.

Jim Morrison
of The Doors

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Artistic Quotations March 18, 2009 9:39 PM

     This is a place to post your favourite quotes from those artists that most inspire you in your life and in your craft.

     I will lead off with one of my personal favourites:
"And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, 'Oh, the pictures I might have made!'"

Vincent van Gogh
Letter to Theo
19 November 1883

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