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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. (Greg Anderson)

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. (Mario Andretti)

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. (Norman Augustine)

Go for it baby! Life ain't no dress rehearsal. (Tallulah Bankhead)

Pain pushes until vision pulls. (Dr. Michael Beckwith)

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity. (Edward de Bono)

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. (Edward de Bono)

It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive. (Louise Bourgeois)

We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams. (Les Brown)

Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves. (Herman Cain)

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. (Andrew Carnegie)

When you really intend to do something, and commit yourself to doing it and if you have integrity about it, you are forced to consider your motives and desires. (Peter Ciccariello)

We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory. (Cicero)

Those who are waiting for an epiphany to strike may wait forever. The artist simply goes to work, making art, both good and not so good. (Chuck Close)

For years I relied on tight deadlines and looming mortgage payments to keep me motivated. But I was reminded that I'm not here to paint for profit, the paintings originate in my soul. (Sharon Cole)

No one does anything from a single motive. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Being prepared is a fine way to motivate oneself; so the inspiration does not flee while getting ready to begin. (Jon Conkey)

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. (Stephen R. Covey)

My motivator of all motivators has to be materials. You can't paint without paint, now can you? Be well stocked and inspiration will surely come knocking. (James Culleton)

There's nothing like a little fear or hunger to motivate one's inspiration. To take that away from a young artist can offer quite a disservice. (Ken Danby)

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups. (Peter Davies)

The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it. (Clare Crawford-Mason & Lloyd Dobyns)

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. (Peter Drucker)

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. (George Eliot)

Anyone who tries to make a living as a painter knows you can't lounge about waiting for inspiration to hit; nothing motivates like keeping a roof over your head. (Nita Engle)

Motivation is a misused term. It's an individual characteristic, an instinct... you either have it or you don't. (Gordon France)

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open... (Martha Graham)

-to Agnes DeMille, in Dance of the Piper...
It is not your business to determine / How good it is, nor how valuable, / Nor how it compares with other expressions. / It is your business to keep it yours / Clearly and directly, / To stay open and aware / To the urges that motivate you. / Keep the channel open. (Martha Graham)

For me, the prime motivator is simply the personal passion that gives meaning to my existence... Once in touch with that, I can use anything - joy, anger, even impending bankruptcy or enforced celibacy, to fuel my endeavors. (Margot Hattingh)

An artist can make a mark, a squiggle, anything. Motivation implies movement. (Steve Hovland)

We talk on principal, but act on motivation. (Walter Savage Landor)

Your motivation determines everything. (David Leffel)

Motivation: Beauty... the fun of trying to get it down... the fun of trying to get better. (David Leffel)

By creating instinctively in auto mode we can uncover our true motives, our creative drive. (David Louis)

When you've done all you can, do just a little bit more. Any extra effort you make will draw immense leverage from all the ordinary efforts which have preceded it. That can be powerful and effective. (Ralph Marston)

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it... Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. (John C. Maxwell)

Motivation is the power behind plot. (Elizabeth Moon)

One of the factors that still keeps me in the studio is that every so often I have to more or less start all over. (Bruce Nauman)

Motivation is in the world around us. We have an infinite amount of material at our disposal, in the lives of those we meet, in what we see and feel, in what we discuss and from the passion of every woman. (Pablo Picasso)

Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. (Vince Poscente)

-The War of Art
Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. We experince it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential... Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work. (Steven Pressfield)

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. (Ayn Rand)

We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. (Jim Rohn)

One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

There is a certain motivating guilt factor in a page full of 'to do's.' The List is the Boss. (Peter Senesac)

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. (Jane Smiley)

Our task is to create an art... which refers to the visual language of our culture but which also recognizes the power and wisdom of the pre-conscious spiritual motives which lie beneath the surface of life and provide the driving force of human nature. (Edward Varney)

With the exception of the instinct of self-preservation, the propensity for emulation is probably the strongest and most alert and persistent of the economic motives proper. (Thorstein Veblen)

I cannot judge what motivates people. We are all moved by one of four things or a combination of these four things: money, romance, recognition or survival. (Jack White)

Less than 2% of North American artists support themselves from their work, so be sure passion, not money, is your motivator. (Lesley White)

Nothing spurs creativity more than a deadline. (Mary E. Whitehill)

People can be motivated to creativity simply with the instruction to 'be creative.' (Richard Saul Wurman)

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily. (Zig Ziglar)


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