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Quotes by A.Y. Jackson - (95 quotes)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Advice category:

If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Appreciation category:

Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Books category:

Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth, a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Character category:

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Commitment category:

Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent... and have a grateful heart! (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Criticism category:

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Desire category:

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Discipline category:

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Dreams category:

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Eccentricity category:

Wear audacious underwear under the most solemn business attire. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Effort category:

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Enthusiasm category:

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Failure category:

When you lose, don't lose the lesson. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Friendship category:

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Frustration category:

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Generosity category:

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Goals category:

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Happiness category:

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Hope category:

Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Individuality category:

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Integrity category:

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Journey category:

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Knowledge category:

You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Knowledge category:

Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Opportunity category:

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Opportunity category:

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Optimism category:

Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Perfection category:

Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Performance category:

Let your performance do the thinking. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Perseverance category:

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Pleasure category:

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Practice category:

You can't hire someone to practice for you. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Preparation category:

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Production category:

You either make dust or eat dust. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Profession category:

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Relaxation category:

Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Religion category:

Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Risk category:

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Rules category:

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Seeing category:

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Silence category:

When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don't let anyone persuade you to say it. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Success category:

Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Time category:

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Winning category:

A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. - From the Worry category:

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Art category:

To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Beauty category:

Not knowing all of the conventions of beauty, he [Tom Thomson] found it all beautiful. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Business category:

Artists are often excellent businessmen. They have to be. Otherwise they do not remain artists. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Clubs category:

The Group had no formal organization; we had no officers, and as we had no money we did not need a treasurer. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Collaboration category:

-on sketching trip with Tom Thomson, Fred Varley, and Arthur Lismer...
That autumn of 1914 was wonderful, with sunny days and frosty nights... In the evening by the campfire, we discussed plans for the next day while we cooked good, husky meals. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Commerce category:

Our pictures began to find purchasers. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Criticism category:

It's probably hard for anyone looking at my landscapes today to realize that I was once regarded as a rebel, a dangerous influence; that I've been told I was on the verge of insanity, that my painting was nothing but meaningless daubs. Lawren Harris, the man most responsible for drawing the Group of Seven together, was accused of something perilously close to treason – his paintings, said his severest critics, were discouraging immigration. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Exploration category:

There were dozens of lakes, many of them not on the map. For identification purposes we gave them names. The bright sparkling lakes we named after people we admired... to the swampy ones, all messed up with moose tracks, we gave the names of the critics who disparaged us. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Impressionism category:

What to paint was a problem for the war artist... the old heroics, the death and glory stuff, were gone forever... the impressionistic technique I had developed was now ineffective, for visual impressions were not enough. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Pathfinders category:

Those who follow are always behind. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Possessions category:

If I still possessed it, he wrote, a young Toronto artist Lawren Harris wanted to buy it. If I still possessed it! I still possessed everything I had ever painted. (A. Y. Jackson)

A. Y. Jackson - From the Tradition category:

We broke from old tradition. I am an objective painter, I should like to go abstract, but I don't know how. (A. Y. Jackson)

Andrew Jackson - From the Courage category:

One man with courage makes a majority. (Andrew Jackson)

Andrew Jackson - From the Rewards category:

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings. (Andrew Jackson)

Andrew Jackson - From the Words category:

It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word. (Andrew Jackson)

Ann Jackson - From the Wonder category:

Each painting is fresh and new and a surprise even to myself. (Ann Jackson)

C. D. Jackson - From the Greatness category:

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. (C. D. Jackson)

Jesse Jackson - From the Responsibility category:

You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up. (Jesse Jackson)

Kate Jackson - From the Time category:

It does take a long time and a lot of paint to become our own artist. (Kate Jackson)

Shawn A. Jackson - From the Questions category:

My focus is on finding and enhancing the patterns of communication: Why is the subject or the space reaching out to me? What is this connection to the paint and the brush? How do I transfer these findings so that I may touch the viewer? And, finally, when have I said enough? (Shawn A. Jackson)

James Jackson Jarves - From the Nature category:

-in 1864...
Landscape is the creation of the one God - his sensuous image and revelation, through the investigation of which, by science or its representation by art, men's hearts are lifted toward him. (James Jackson Jarves)

Jackson Mahaney - From the Plagiarism category:

Fellow writers, editors and teachers, please continue to preach the word: plagiarism is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong! (Jackson Mahaney)

Jackson Pollock - From the Abstraction category:

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Abstraction category:

Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Accidents category:

I don't use the accident. I deny the accident. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Accidents category:

There is no accident, just as there is no beginning and no end. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Ambition category:

As to what I would like to be, it is difficult to say. An artist of some kind. If nothing else I shall always study the Arts. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Artists category:

Every good artist paints what he is. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Change category:

I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image... because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Communication category:

It doesn't matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Criticism category:

There was a reviewer... who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Ego category:

Art is coming face to face with yourself. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Emotion category:

I want to express my feelings, not illustrate them. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Materials category:

Most of the paint I use is a liquid, flowing kind of paint, the brushes I use are used more as sticks rather than brushes – the brush doesn't touch the surface of the canvas, it's just above. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Methodology category:

I don't work from drawings. I don't make sketches and drawings and colour sketches into a final painting. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Modernism category:

The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world in other words – expressing the energy, the motion and other inner forces. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Modernism category:

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Nature category:

I don't paint nature. I am nature. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Painting category:

When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Painting category:

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Painting category:

Painting is a state of being. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Problems category:

Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you're not painting. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Questions category:

In response to the question, 'How do you know when you're finished?' Pollock replied, 'How do you know when you're finished making love?' (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Realism category:

-on studying under Thomas Hart Benton at Manhattan's Art Students League...
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into non-objective painting. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Studio category:

My painting does not come from the easel... On the floor I am more at ease. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Talent category:

I am doubtful of any talent, so whatever I choose to be, will be accomplished only by long study and work... (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Technique category:

You can't learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Technique category:

Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Unknowns category:

When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. (Jackson Pollock)

Jackson Pollock - From the Work category:

A man's life is his work; his work is his life. (Jackson Pollock)