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Formulate a specific game plan... the specific steps in making your intention come to life. (Robert G. Allen)

A good follow-through is just as important in management as it is in bowling, tennis, or golf. Follow-through is the bridge between good planning and good results. (Anonymous)

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. (Aristotle)

I have to let the canvas tell me how to proceed slowly, rather than have an agenda in advance of the process. (Susan Avishai)

Don't plan, prepare. (Darby Bannard)

I have no idea of what it's going to look like when I start a piece. Making art is like having a relationship. You want to bring in some ideas, but if you don't allow it to develop naturally and speak to you as it develops, you end up imposing and projecting upon it. (Nick Bantock)

You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events. (John Berger)

-The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
plan, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result. (Ambrose Bierce)

Why plan to fix it later, when you can get it right at the start? That's like planning to fail. There's no benefit from being sloppy. (Harley Brown)

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. (Daniel Hudson Burnham)

The best laid schemes o' mice and men / Gang aft a-gley. (Robert Burns)

Thought is the parent of the deed. (Thomas Carlyle)

In battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good plan for his army and, secondly, to keep a strong reserve. (Winston Churchill)

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. (George S. Clason)

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build. (Robert Collier)

Sometimes I awaken, having planned to paint all day, to find that I am not mentally still, and so I spend the time preparing myself rather than painting. (Louise Corke)

Write down everything you want to do with your life and then spend the next 25 years doing them. (Robert DeNiro)

Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. (E. L. Doctorow)

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. (Peter Drucker)

-on James Abbot McNeil Whistler...
It was always his plan to make an 'arrangement' and when that arrangement was completed in his head, he sought to realize it upon the canvas. In other words, he held that when a painting is completed it should speak for itself. (Theodore Duret)

Plans are great and so is diverging from them. (Alice Dustin)

I don't set off without a plan. I consider the results I want to achieve first, then choose the surface and underpainting method that will help me get there. (Sean Dye)

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. (Thomas Edison)

I find having decided what I am going to work on before entering the studio each morning helps tremendously in the laziness realm. (Gwen Fox)

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! (Benjamin Franklin)

For all of us, self-briefing before going out or starting a project sharpens artistic wit. (Robert Genn)

The system is the list. A piece of paper, a scrap, a page in a book, repeated often at bedside, desk, easel, traveling notebook, breakfast setting... (Sara Genn)

If you work diligently... without saying to yourself beforehand, 'I want to make this or that,' if you work as though you were making a pair of shoes, without artistic preoccupation, you will not always find you do well. But the days you least expect it, you will find a subject which holds its own with the work of those who have gone before. (Vincent van Gogh)

Try to end a day's work on a picture knowing how to proceed the next day. (Irwin Greenberg)

Every moment in planning saves three or four in execution. (Crawford Greenwalt)

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. (Wayne Gretzky)

Even when there is an overall plan, an artist may still get a better idea of his or her intention as the process unfolds. (Peggy Hadden)

A dream without a plan is just a dream. A dream with a plan may become a reality. (Hap Hagood)

At night, never go to bed without knowing what you'll write tomorrow. (Ernest Hemingway)

For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the man was lost. (George Herbert)

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. (Napoleon Hill)

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. (Napoleon Hill)

I don't really have a career plan. (Damien Hirst)

Planning the understructure of light and dark shapes at the beginning of each painting is the artist's most important job. (Jane R. Hofstetter)

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it's lovely to be silly at the right moment. (Horace)

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. (Victor Hugo)

I have no idea where I'm going or what I will have when I get there... if I get there. I have no plan... I must get a plan! (Karen Jacobs)

A plan is only a scenario, and almost by definition, it is optimistic... As a result, scenario planning can lead to a serious underestimate of the risk of failure. (Daniel Kahneman)

I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work. (Anish Kapoor)

Good planning avoids the need for fixing up a project that plowed ahead without thought... about potential pitfalls. (Bob Knight)

Just make sure your intentions are not pretensions. (Emil Ludwig)

I don't always have a five-year plan. One thing you must do in life is keep your learning curve as high as possible. (Yo-Yo Ma)

If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. (Harvey Mackay)

Make not small plans, they hold no magic to stir men's souls, and they always fail. (Edward F. Maeder)

You can't plan in advance for everything – every mood swing, every mistake you might make in execution, every shift in your circumstances. But you can keep updating your plan... (Eric Maisel)

Professors will lecture with more inspiration if they occasionally alternate the classroom with the beach: authors will write better when, as Macaulay used to do, they write for two hours, then pitch quoits, and then go back to their writing. But certainly more than the mere mechanical alternation is involved. (Rollo May)

There is no magic in small plans. (Henrietta Mears)

If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough. (Meddigo Message)

Planning helps to record the initial interest in the subject, however, it should not control the outcome. (Alev Oguz)

Have a purpose. Have a plan to achieve that purpose. Practice good habits to see the plan through. (Diane Overmyer)

The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space. (Maxfield Parrish)

Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling. (Norman Vincent Peale)

If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything. (M. Scott Peck)

He who fails to plan, plans to fail. (proverb)

Make your whole year's plans in the spring, and your day's plans early in the morning. (Chinese proverb)

Without planning, your painting will probably be indecisive and fragmented, and you'll try to say too much in one picture. (Ron Ranson)

I don't plan pictures per se. I just start drawing and painting. I find that small preliminary sketches don't work. They don't translate well to a larger format. And it's more fun not to have a plan. (Charles Reid)

-conversation with Nicholas Serota, 2011...
I alter them much more often than the representational ones. They often turn out completely different to what I'd planned. (Gerhard Richter)

But it is also untrue that I have nothing specific in mind. As with my landscapes: I see countless landscapes, photograph barely 1 in 100,000, and paint barely 1 in 100 of those that I photograph. I am therefore seeking something quite specific; from this I conclude that I know what I want. (Gerhard Richter)

You can't have a plan for your day, 'til you have a plan for your life. (Tony Robbins)

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. (Jim Rohn)

When I'm too eager to paint, I often neglect the planning, and end up disappointed with the result. (Monique Sakellarios)

Wise to resolve, patient to perform. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

My plan is to stay true and always to perform a function of some kind. Aesthetics alone are not interesting to me. There's got to be a kernel of utilitarianism seeding each project. Everybody knows what a light bulb is for. Like that. (Peter Segnitz)

Determine on some course more than a wild exposure to each chance. (William Shakespeare)

I mainly paint from 'inside out' and from 'outside in.' The former is when a painting is planned from the outset; the latter is when I don't have a preconceived plan. Although more challenging and fun to do, this 'outside in' mode is more difficult in that I don't even know what the subject matter will be. (Barbara L. Siegal)

-interview, Art of Watercolor, Dec, 2011...
I rarely make sketches and never make value studies. I see it all in my head, and know things will change during the course of the painting, anyway. (Nicholas Simmons)

I found that if I planned a picture beforehand, it never surprised me, and surprises are my pleasure in painting. (Ives Tanguy)

-The Power of Discipline
If you have a clear goal and a plan to achieve it, your focus is fixed on a set course of action. Instead of becoming sidetracked by distractions and diversions, your time is focused on a straight line from start to finish. (Brian Tracy)

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now. (Harry S. Truman)

The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives - Do Less, and do it Better. (Dr. Dale E. Turner)

A man may plan as much as he wants to, but nothing of consequence is likely to come of it until the magician circumstance steps in and takes the matter off his hands. (Mark Twain)

Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful. (William Arthur Ward)

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. (Alan Watts)

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day. (E. B. White)

Plan like a turtle; paint like a rabbit. (Edgar A. Whitney)

I'm a great believer in outlines. (Tom Wolfe)

Murals are the best examples of planned pictures. The creative process for painting a mural is like writing a musical composition and then performing it on stage. (William Woodward)

Unless an action is rightly thought out and its steps rightly planned, every stage of its performance will probably remain vague and therefore unsatisfactory for the doer and all those concerned. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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