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Ultimately, as artists, the advice of others will only serve us if we use it as another viewpoint from which to investigate ourselves and, by extension, our work. (Cristina Acosta)

If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle. (Jack Adams)

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. (Aeschylus)

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. (Aesop)

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. (Aesop)

If you don't do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide. (Josef Albers)

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. (William Rounseville Alger)

Be like a rose - beautiful to those who appreciate your talents and a prick to those who don't. (David Allio)

- Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children...
Above all avoid taking the advice of men who have no brains and do not know what they are talking about. (Sherwood Anderson)

There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them. (Louis Armstrong)

The Golden Rule will always be good advice! (Jay Asher)

If I could pass anything on to the next generation, it would be to follow your passion, work hard, play, be curious about everything, read a lot, travel, explore, live, love and dig deep. And don't drink cheap wine. (Clyde Aspevig)

When I was a young illustrator trudging my portfolio around, one of the most useful pieces of advice I got was to develop and show only one style, or at the very most, two. (Susan Avishai)

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Don't apologize, justify or rationalize bad art or bad writing. If you do, you are part of it. (Darby Bannard)

The worst thing is those who can't really paint at the front of the line in offering advice. (Mike Barr)

Young girls come up to me all the time to ask for advice. They see me as a survivor. (Drew Barrymore)

Never follow the crowd. (Bernard Baruch)

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly. (Brendan Francis Behan)

Stop trying to tell a story. If heads and hands are leading you astray, lop 'em off! (Carl Belz)

A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat, just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice. (Jose Bergamin)

Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life. (Irving Berlin)

I'm OK, and so are you. (Eric Berne)

If you're in bad mood, take a deep breath. If you're in good mood, give thanks to God. (Toba Beta)

- The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
advice, n. the smallest current coin. (Ambrose Bierce)

consult, v.i. To seek another's disapproval of a course already decided on. (Ambrose Bierce)

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. (Josh Billings)

The best advice for artists is to separate pride from price. (Eleanor Blair)

A fop sometimes gives important advice. (Nicolas Boileau)

Always keep your best work. (Sergei Bongart)

The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is. (Phillips Brooks)

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

Do good work. Don't worry about expressing yourself. Figure out what you do well and make it better. (Thomas S. Buechner)

Beware of geeks bearing formulas. (Warren Buffett)

When you talk to the half-wise, twaddle; when you talk to the ignorant, brag; when you talk to the sagacious, look very humble and ask their opinion. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun... (Leo Burnett)

Who cannot give good counsel? 'Tis cheap, it costs them nothing. (Robert Burton)

I'm taking a vow not to advise. (Barbara Bush)

People make suggestions on what to say all the time... Trust me. (George W. Bush)

Good but rarely came from good advice. (Lord Byron)

The biggest piece of advice I would give someone just starting out is to study business and the business of art as closely as possible. (Lyle Carbajal)

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. (Alexis Carrel)

Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, 'I haven't touched you yet.' (Carlos Castaneda)

Material things aside, we need no advice but approval. (Coco Chanel)

To advise is not to compel. (Anton Chekhov)

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least. (Earl of Chesterfield)

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. (G. K. Chesterton)

- When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times...
No one ever tells us to stop running away from fear... the advice we usually get is to sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill, or distract ourselves, but by all means make it go away. (Pema Chodron)

In those days he was wiser than he is now – he used frequently to take my advice. (Winston Churchill)

Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having. (George S. Clason)

Telling people how to be creative is easy. It's only being it that's difficult. (John Cleese)

The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration... If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. (Chuck Close)

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. (John Churton Collins)

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. (John Churton Collins)

We may give advice, but not the sense to use it. (Kitty O'Neill Collins)

We ask advice, but we mean approbation. (Charles Caleb Colton)

Use your sketchbook like a journal. Write down your thoughts, challenges and goals. Put the date on the page and look back here in a year. Use words, poetry, music, colors for their own sake, doodles and drawings to express yourself. Draw in the air, dream and play. (Michele Cooper)

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. (Quentin Crisp)

The secret is to follow the advice the masters give you in their works while doing something different from them. (Edgar Degas)

The best advice we can give ourselves is the loving advice we'd give somebody else. I can get some great clarity during my own workshops. (Jan Denise)

When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artists to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn. (Walt Disney)

Overheard advice does not trip on the barrier of the ego. (Bill Dolmage)

Smile, breathe, relax and stay present. (Robert Regis Dvorak)

Three common mistakes missing in our work: PIBBAMP, Preserve Integrity of Brushwork. Be Authoritative. Use More Paint. (Daniel Edmondson)

- The Rock, 1934...
I say to you: Make perfect your will. / I say: take no thought of the harvest, / But only of proper sowing. (T. S. Eliot)

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

If someone gives you so-called good advice, do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of 10 times. (Anselm Feuerbach)

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them. (Jean de La Fontaine)

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. (Betty Ford)

He that won't be counselled can't be helped. (Benjamin Franklin)

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. (Benjamin Franklin)

The best advice yet given is that you don't have to take it. (Libbie Fudim)

Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them. (Robert Fulghum)

Make good art. (Neil Gaiman)

Find something you love to do so much, you can't wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again. (Chris Gardner)

Descendamus nostra caminis - By and large we come down our own chimneys. (Kjerkius Gennius, 36BC)

When at an impasse, look at the work of masters. (Irwin Greenberg)

I took advice from none but the best. I listened, how I listened! That's how I finally became my own expert. (Peggy Guggenheim)

Listen to advice. You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught at where at least half the audience fights all the conventions of the field. (Jane Haddam)

-to students...
I intended to give you some advice but now I remember how much is left over from last year unused. (George Harris)

The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps. (Jim Harrison)

The 's' curve can be found in the human form, in animals, plants, flowers, in anything alive. Keep the straight lines for structures, created from 'dead' materials. This advice is a great help in thinking of dominance and accent. (Tony van Hasselt)

It is funny, I don't feel old enough to give advice... But with the advisers you trust, you better listen to them. It may be bad news but that's the only way you're going to improve. (Ben Heppner)

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. (Jack Herbert)

It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work. (David Hockney)

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind. (Thomas Hood)

Whatever advice you give, be brief. (Horace)

Don't talk of what you are 'going to do!' Do it! (William Morris Hunt)

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. (Erica Jong)

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it. (Erica Jong)

One can advise comfortably from a safe port. (Soren Kierkegaard)

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it. (Karl Von Knebel)

Do what you love. Go to a good art school and study with the best teachers. Move to New York and read Ask Mark Kostabi. (Mark Kostabi)

When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. (Marquis de LaGrange)

Know when to tune out. If you listen to too much advice, you may wind up making other people's mistakes. (Ann Landers)

My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out. (Timothy Leary)

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. (Bruce Lee)

I think it's smart to listen to other people's advice, but at the end of the day, you're the only one who can tell you what's right for you. (Jennifer Lopez)

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously. (J. C. Macaulay)

There is a time to provide advice and offer an opinion, and there is a time not to. Don't be too quick to offer unsolicited advice. It certainly will not endear you to people. (Harvey Mackay)

We need to be terribly selective about whose advice we absorb. We are under attack from a vast range of often contradictory approaches and it is all too easy to feel confused and lost. (Arthur Maderson)

- Unapologetically You...
Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action toward your dreams... Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. (Steve Maraboli)

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people. (Thomas L. Masson)

I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody else's advice. (W. Somerset Maugham)

You know, I get a lot of people pitching songs to me. (Reba McEntire)

Don't eat the menu. (Bruce McGrew)

-to Paul Durand-Ruel...
I took your advice and managed to make some quite good things out of paintings I considered irredeemable. (Claude Monet)

One day Boudin said to me, 'Learn to draw well and appreciate the sea, the light, the blue sky.' I took his advice. (Claude Monet)

I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. (Mary Wortley Montagu)

- Anne of Green Gables...
It's good advice, but I expect it will be hard to follow. Good Advice is apt to be, I think. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it. (Robert Montgomery)

All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak - and speak in such a way that people will remember it. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

I only know this – that you can't give advice to an artist. (Louise Nevelson)

You never know where a person may go, so always encourage the journey. (Carolyn Newberger)

I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it. (Jack Nicholson)

Any artist that asks for advice is interested in doing more, being more, going further. Ultimately there should be a target in mind, and understanding this target is an important part of giving advice. (David Oleski)

Sure, I have advice for people starting to write. Don't. I don't need the competition. (Robert B. Parker)

If I could only give three words of advice, they would be, 'Tell the truth.' If I got three more words, I'd add: 'All the time.' (Randy Pausch)

The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none. (Eden Phillpotts)

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life. (Plautus)

The past is a picture to be observed, not a house to be lived in. (K. Ann Price)

A good scare is worth more than good advice. (proverb)

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. (English proverb)

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. (Italian proverb)

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more;Talk less, say more;Hate less, love more;And all good things are yours. (Swedish proverb)

I am of use to the younger artists through the advice and criticism which I give them. (Howard Pyle)

Simplify, know what you want to say, stand back once in a while, and look at your picture upside down and see if it works. (Charles Reid)

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. (Joan Rivers)

One gives nothing so freely as advice. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

The best advice I know is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it. (Mitt Romney)

When it comes to giving advice, never do so unless you've first received a request in writing, signed by a lawyer. (Marshall Rosenberg)

When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth. (Rumi)

UseLess - DoMore. (Paul Sandip)

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want. (Sandy Sandy)

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person. (Marilyn vos Savant)

Ask enough people for advice and you will eventually find someone who will tell you what you want to hear. (English saying)

One can advise comfortably from a safe port. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. (David Seabury)

Seek the advice of people who've been there. Shed the fear of looking stupid when asking them questions. Get in the field as often as possible. (Peter Segnitz)

-to a young landscape painter...
Never paint a tree that is closer than a mile away. (Louis Bassi Siegriest)

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right. (Hannah Whitall Smith)

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle – to do nothing at all. (Sydney Smith)

No one wants advice – only corroboration. (John Steinbeck)

You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway. (John Steinbeck)

-to E. J. Hughes...
Whenever you can, try to give a little sky over the mountain top, especially as also the frame covers a tiny part of the painting. (Max Stern)

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Work hard, never give up and don't fall in love with yourself. (Martha Sturdy)

Many receive advice; few profit by it. (Publilius Syrus)

You simply must stop taking advice from other people. (Melissa Timberman)

Go not to the elves for advice, for they will say both no and yes. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Ask for what you want. Ask for help, ask for input, ask for advice and ideas - but never be afraid to ask. (Brian Tracy)

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. (Harry S. Truman)

Do not give to thy friends the most agreeable counsels, but the most advantageous. (Henry Theodore Tuckerman)

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. (Ted Turner)

The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself. (Frank Tyger)

Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

My friend Stojan Pacov gave me a friendly advice: Art is not what you paint; art is how you paint it. (Milos Vujasinovic)

Never think you've seen the last of anything. (Eudora Welty)

If I have any 'message' worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts... (Edward Weston)

Advice to young writers who want to get ahead without any annoying delays: don't write about Man, write about a man. (E. B. White)

Do what you love. It's gonna lead where you want to go. (Wayne White)

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. (Oscar Wilde)

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. (Thornton Wilder)

Thomas Hardy once advised us to record impressions more and to express ideas less. Now and then I would remember this advice. (Mu Xin)

When a person tells you how you might fix your painting, it will usually be the way they would probably fix their own painting. Each person you ask may have a different way of correcting your painting according to the style they paint. (Barbara Youtz)

Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there. (David Zucker)


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