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Quotes by Anne Truitt - (12 quotes)

Anne Truitt - From the Anxiety category:

It seems I have learned to bear the anxiety of uncertainty. Now I accept that one can't know ahead of time what is on the other side. You might say my new works project a greater degree of jeopardy. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Artists category:

Their [artists] essential effort is to catapult themselves wholly, without holding back one bit, into a course of action without having any idea where they will end up. They are like riders who gallop into the night, eagerly leaning on their horse's neck, peering into a blinding rain. And they have to do it over and over again. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Choices category:

Artists have no choice but to express their lives. They have only, and that not always, a choice of process. This process does not change the essential content of their work in art, which can only be their life. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Discipline category:

The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one's own intimate sensitivity. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Experience category:

There's a small still center into which conception can arrive. And when it arrives, you make it welcome with your experience. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Grace category:

Art comes... into the highest part of the mind, with which we can know the presence of God. But we have to pay attention to that area in order to notice the grace, or even perhaps to attract it. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Language category:

No one questions the fact that verbal language has to be learned, but the commonplaceness of visual experience betrays art; people tend to assume that, because they can see, they can see art. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Progress category:

The shape of my work's development becomes a little clearer every time I am forced to articulate it. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Rewards category:

A mystery confounds the problem of industry in art. In the last analysis, to work is simply not enough. But we have to act as if it were, leaving reward aside. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Words category:

When I speak now, my experience in art wells up so articulately that I am surprised even while I am talking. I move around a podium as easily as if it were my living room and although I am keyed up I am not anxious. I feel as if I were doing what I should be doing - the feeling I have when intent in my studio. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Work category:

I worked in between carpools and buying food and cooking and whatever else I had to do. I lived an outside life, but really I was living an inside life. (Anne Truitt)

Anne Truitt - From the Work category:

The capacity to work feeds on itself and has its own course of development. This is what artists have going for them. (Anne Truitt)