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Author unknown - From the Activity category:

When you are what you do, then when you don't you're not. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Advice category:

Be yourself. No one else is better qualified. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Affirmation category:

Affirm it, visualize it, and it will actualize itself. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Appreciation category:

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Appreciation category:

Expect nothing, appreciate everything. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Architecture category:

Minimalism in conception demands maximalism in execution. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Artists category:

Artists are the froth on the waves of civilization. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Artists category:

Since the earliest times - from the cave artists to the modern painters - artists have enriched the plastic vocabulary and each generation of man has seen through the eyes of the artists of the preceding generation. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Artists category:

We didn't choose to create art - it chose us. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Artists category:

When everyone is an artist, no one is an artist. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Artists category:

Too many artists are trying to be the artist today that they won't be for another five years. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Audience category:

I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, wail, howl in pain, desperation and anger! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Authority category:

Question authority. Says who? (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Beauty category:

The most beautiful stones have been tossed by the wind and washed by the water and polished to brilliance by life's strongest storms. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Beginning category:

We will be judged by what we finish, not by what we start! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Challenge category:

The how-to-succeed literature would have us forever looking for mountains to conquer. But the world's doers aren't interested in conquering a mountain - they want to be conquered by it, to fall in love with the adventure and the discovery. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Change category:

What we are never changes, but who we are is always changing. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Children category:

The visually illiterate children of one generation become the arrogantly insensitive adults of the next. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Clubs category:

What is a committee? - a group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Clubs category:

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Commitment category:

A conference is a way of postponing a decision. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Communication category:

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Complaining category:

What we complain of in others, others will complain of in us. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Complaining category:

It's not them, it's you. / It's not there, it's here. / It's not then, it's now. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Confidence category:

If you think you're outclassed, you are; / You've got to think high to rise. / You've got to be sure of yourself / before you can win the prize. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Construction category:

Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Construction category:

The road to success is always under construction. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Courage category:

A dream with courage is innovation... A dream without courage is a delusion. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Criticism category:

The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Critics category:

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Critics category:

Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those doing it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Critics category:

A critic is like a soldier who enters the battlefield after the war is over and shoots the wounded. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Dealers category:

-museum director...
If you understand something, you won't be able to help but like it. That doesn't mean you want to live with it though. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Dealers category:

Dealer to artist: 'I've got some good news and some bad news. A guy came in here and bought ten of your paintings.' Artist: 'What's the bad news?' Dealer: 'He's your doctor.' (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Depression category:

No rain. No rainbows. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Determination category:

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Difficulty category:

Adversity introduces a man to himself. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Dissatisfaction category:

If your parachute is open don't mess with it! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Doubt category:

The cure for self-doubt is achievement. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Drawing category:

Do not mourn the loss of lead from a pencil; / Rather, rejoice in the mark it has made. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Drawing category:

Draw every day for at least half an hour. If you don't feel like it then draw until you do. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Drawing category:

We all have at least 100,000 bad drawings inside of us. The sooner we get them out and onto paper, the sooner we'll get to the good ones buried deep within. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Dreams category:

If it can be well enough dreamed; it can be easily enough done. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Dreams category:

Old dreams chase away new ones. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Dreams category:

When legends die, there are no more dreams. When there are no more dreams, there is no more greatness. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Earth category:

Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the Sun. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Eccentricity category:

Excellent day for putting Slinkies on an escalator. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Education category:

If people care as much about education as they say they do, why aren't they willing to pay teachers as much as garbage collectors? (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Effort category:

Effort is a commitment to seeing a task through to the end, not just until you get tired of it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Enthusiasm category:

Enthusiasm: translated from Greek it means 'the God within you.' (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Environment category:

We are either like a thermometer or like a thermostat. The first is controlled by the environment, the second controls the environment. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Evolution category:

Evolution of the art reflects the evolution of the person. After dramatic developments in the artist's life, the art will reflect the changes. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Experience category:

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Expression category:

A painter shows you what he painted, but an artist shows you why he painted. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Expression category:

To express one's inner self so that others can understand you, is art. If your expressions are elevated and beautiful, it is good art. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Failure category:

Turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Fashion category:

The fashion industry is running around trying to find that one unique idea, but it's afraid of experiencing it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Finishing category:

The minute you finish a piece, get rid of it! If it's bad, it'll drag you down, if it's great, you'll just sit there looking at it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Fire category:

A fire in the belly doesn't light itself. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Fire category:

Ability without ambition is like kindling wood without the spark. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Fire category:

The flame is not dead. The lamp has been put out because the dawn has arrived. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Flexibility category:

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Freedom category:

Freedom is the luxury of having self-discipline. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Friendship category:

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Friendship category:

Friends are God's way of taking care of us. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Friendship category:

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Friendship category:

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Generosity category:

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave the most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Goodness category:

A small good deed is better then the grandest intention. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Gratitude category:

I give thanks for this perfect day / Miracle will follow miracle, and wonders will never cease. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Growth category:

Be both the gardener and the rose. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Happiness category:

True happiness may be sought, thought or caught - but never bought. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Health category:

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good... spit it out. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Health category:

I went to the doctor and he told me I was very sick and had 1 year to live. I was definitely upset and I didn't pay him, so he gave me another year. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the History category:

History is herstory too. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Humour category:

You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Imagination category:

In one's own mind there are millions upon millions of streams and rivers to paint. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Imagination category:

Imagination is the cinema of coming events. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Imitation category:

You can borrow all the flour you want but you have to bake your own bread. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Importance category:

The voice of the individual artist may seem perhaps of no more consequence than the whirring of a cricket in the grass, but the arts do live continuously... they outlive governments and creeds and societies, even the very civilizations that produced them. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Impossibilities category:

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Innovation category:

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Insecurity category:

True security lies in not what you have but in what you can do without. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Inspiration category:

Inspiration comes in many forms. Often it's most powerful when it catches you by surprise. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Journey category:

-written in the dust on the back of a bus, Wickenburg, Arizona...
It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Joy category:

You can't take joy home in your pockets... (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Keys category:

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Knowledge category:

You don't know what you don't know. What we know about any thing, thought, discipline, condition or process is finite. What we don't know is infinite. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Knowledge category:

A complete catastrophe includes not learning from the experience. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Knowledge category:

A craftsperson, when starting to work, knows just what to do and how to do it. An Artist never knows. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Light category:

There was never a night that could defeat sunrise. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Light category:

I have loved the stars too dearly to be critical of the night. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Love category:

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart, and they both take practice. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Love category:

How does love come? / It comes unsought - unsent. / How does love go? / It was not love that went. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Love category:

Love is like a puzzle. When you're in love, all the pieces fit. But when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Love category:

Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Meaning category:

A painting contains any number of meanings, including the correct one. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Memory category:

Did you know that everybody has a photographic memory? Some of us just don't have any film in there! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Modernism category:

Modern art, whether in painting or poetry or music, began as a probe and not as a package. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Modernism category:

-defender of modern art...
It could be that there's really something deeply important hidden beyond our ability to interpret it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Music category:

A harp is a nude piano. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Observation category:

Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Opportunity category:

When the day opens to your heart, are you going to watch it, or enter it? (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Opposites category:

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Optimism category:

If you think you'll lose, you're lost / For out in the world we find / Success begins with a fellow's will; / It's all in the state of mind! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Optimism category:

Assume an attitude of positive expectancy! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Optimism category:

A pessimist is an optimist with experience. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Optimism category:

Always borrow money from a pessimist. They don't expect to be paid back. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Optimism category:

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Peace category:

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Perfection category:

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Perfection category:

-on stone tablet in Mexico...
Grace without perfection is more preferred than perfection without grace. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Perfection category:

The world is a puzzle and we're two pieces that fit perfectly together. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Perfection category:

Perfectionism can create excellent results, but the cost of getting there can cause stress. So instead of striving for perfection, I aim for excellence in all I do. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Perfection category:

Art occurs between the measurements. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Persistence category:

When the world says, 'Give up,' Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.' (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Persistence category:

Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Photography category:

If you paint from photographs, the soul of your art will be stolen. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Play category:

We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Power category:

What you love, you empower / And what you fear, you empower / And what you empower, you attract. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Prayer category:

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Prayer category:

Goddess, make me the person my dog thinks I am. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Prayer category:

Lord, please keep one hand on my shoulder and one over my mouth! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Preparation category:

Isn't it amazing how 'lucky' the people are who put in countless hours of preparation? (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Problems category:

The three main problems that get art rejected all the time are overworking, overworking, and overworking. This overworking is often due to too much thinking. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Procrastination category:

Being a procrastinator is interesting. You never know what you're going to not do next. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Procrastination category:

Do it now. Then it's done. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Profession category:

The difference between a professional and an amateur is: A professional borrows from a master and an amateur borrows from an apprentice. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Purpose category:

Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Purpose category:

The purpose of art is to open a door to other dimensions. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Purpose category:

We don't dance to get to the end of the dance; we don't sing to get to the end of the song. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Questions category:

New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Questions category:

If the universe is infinite potential awaiting acceptance, what will we accept this day? (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Reality category:

There is no reality in the absence of observation. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Reality category:

What is, is. What isn't, isn't. We become so obsessed with what isn't that we miss what is. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Revelation category:

Events don't make the man, they reveal him. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Rewards category:

Man's highest reward for his dedication to the pursuit of excellence is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes through it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Risk category:

The loftier your goals, and the higher your risk, the greater your glory. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Sculpture category:

A bystander asked an equestrian sculptor how he did it. The sculptor replied, 'I just chip away everything that doesn't look like a horse.' (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Serendipity category:

Serendipity is God's way of remaining anonymous. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Signatures category:

A painting without a signature is like a Big Mac without a pickle. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Silence category:

Within you lies the simple silence. Be quiet and listen... (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Simplicity category:

To suggest is to create, to state is to destroy. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Strength category:

The greatest strength is gentleness. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Studio category:

I'm downsizing my studio and outsourcing my painting. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Success category:

The secret to a successful life is to have to be somewhere Monday morning. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Success category:

The road to success runs through the desert of failure. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Success category:

When you become successful, it becomes a job. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Symphony category:

Each human life is like a new symphony heard for the first time. It can't be understood or fully appreciated until after the final cadence. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Taste category:

Fine art doesn't have to match your sofa. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Taste category:

You learn much more from art you hate than from art you love. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Thinking category:

Life's battles don't always go / To the strongest or fastest man; / But sooner or later the man who wins / Is the man who thinks he can! (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Thought category:

Thoughts are boomerangs, returning with precision to their source. Choose wisely which ones you throw. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Time category:

The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Time category:

What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Timeliness category:

-The Cowboy's Rules of Life...
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain-dance. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Truth category:

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart into it, take yourself out of it. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Understanding category:

The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Understanding category:

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Understanding category:

Confusion is the step before clarity. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Universe category:

That which is most personal is universal. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Universe category:

Through reverence for life, we come into a spiritual relationship with the universe. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Universe category:

The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Values category:

Value does all the work and color gets all the glory. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Windows category:

Keep yourself clean and bright. You are the windows through which you must view the world. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Winning category:

If you think you are beaten, you are; / If you think you dare not, you don't! / If you'd like to win, but think you can't, / It's almost a cinch that you won't. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Words category:

Eschew Obfuscation. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Workshops category:

You can't be a boxer by watching the match. You have to get in the ring. (Author unknown)

Author unknown - From the Worry category:

Worry is a think-stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow. (Author unknown)