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Literature expands you in every way. It illuminates what you're doing. It shows you possibilities you haven't thought of. It enables you to live the lives of other people than yourself. It broadens you, it makes you more human. It makes life enjoyable. (M. H. Abrams)

You can do anything, but not everything. (David Allen, author)

Even if it doesn't turn out, I'm testing possibilities... The great thing about oils is you can take it out. (Clyde Aspevig)

By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward. (Mikhail Bakunin)

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. (Monica Baldwin)

All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days. (Wendell Berry)

It is quite possible that the truest and most eloquent art is a successful fusion of both the visible and visionary worlds, each enhancing and reinforcing the other. (Edward Betts)

actually, adv. Perhaps; possibly. (Ambrose Bierce)

In a way, my paintings are like my children. They have many possibilities in life. You tell them, 'I believe that you're good and I trust that wherever you are and whatever you do, you will do it right.' (Norbert Bisky)

It seemed to me that it was possible to translate light, forms, and character using nothing but color, without recourse to values. (Pierre Bonnard)

The impact of space activities is nothing less than the galvanizing of hope and imagination for human life continuum into a future of infinite possibility. (Vanna Bonta)

Art is a very personal thing. It supersedes the concept of career or success. It is available to us all and because of it all things are possible. (Carole Ann Borges)

The possibilities of the art of combination are not infinite, but they tend to be frightful. (Jorge Luis Borges)

It's time to investigate the possibilities of how things need to be, and not always how they are. (Sandra Bos)

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible. (Ray Bradbury)

Some people say we can never achieve our special destiny, but I say, in a world of new possibilities guided by goodness, we can and we will. (Bill Bradley)

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation. (Pearl S. Buck)

There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities. (Ray Charles)

We are undoing a pattern... It's the human pattern: we project onto the world a zillion possibilities of attaining resolution. (Pema Chodron)

We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. (Emile M. Cioran)

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. (Paulo Coelho)

A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love... (Leonard Cohen)

So little of what could happen does happen. (Salvador Dali)

I dwell in Possibility / A fairer House than Prose / More numerous of Windows / Superior for Doors (Emily Dickinson)

I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities. (Placido Domingo)

I strongly wish for what I faintly hope; like the daydreams of melancholy men, / I think and think in things impossible, yet love to wander in that golden maze. (John Dryden)

Anything that has been accomplished by any other human being in the physical realm is within the field of possibility. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

To the quiet mind all things are possible. (Meister Johann Eckhart)

Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds. (Elliot W. Eisner)

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities. (George Eliot)

There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A closed mind is a dying mind. (Edna Ferber)

It's right here in our backyard. Why not use it? (Bridget Foley)

I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given. (Michael J. Fox)

Anything is possible. It's all about risks, deliberate risks. (Helen Frankenthaler)

I fail to see what fun, what satisfaction / A God can find in laughing at how badly / Men fumble at the possibilities... (Robert Frost)

It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable. (Northrop Frye)

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. (Libbie Fudim)

All we are given are possibilities – to make ourselves one thing or another. (Jose Ortega Y Gasset)

You see me, I wanted to be fashion designer. I became fashion designer. So I think that everything is possible. (Jean Paul Gaultier)

We have more possibilities, more freedom, more options than any people who have ever lived. Yet there is more junk, more mediocrity, more garbage to sort through than ever, too. (Michael J. Gelb)

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular. (Edward Gibbon)

The essential ingredients for creativity remain exactly the same for everybody: courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust - and those elements are universally accessible. Which does not mean that creative living is always easy; it merely means that creative living is always possible. (Elizabeth Gilbert)

If I were to think of and dwell on disastrous possibilities, I could do nothing. I throw myself headlong into my work, and come up again with my studies. (Vincent van Gogh)

If it exists, it's possible. (John P. Grier)

There are almost too many possibilities. Photography is in direct proportion with our time: multiple, faster, instant. Because it is so easy, it will be more difficult. (Ernst Haas)

To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive. (Dag Hammarskjold)

Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

The infinite possibilities. That's what used to do my nut in. (Damien Hirst)

One should always look for a possible alternative, and provide against it. (Sherlock Holmes)

- on a visit to Cape Dorset, Baffin Island in 1948...
Well, the whole world opened up for me and, I thought, anything could happen from this. (James A. Houston)

There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite. (Thomas H. Huxley)

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion. (Jasper Johns)

Knock the 't' off the 'can't. (Samuel Johnson)

Two possibilities: making oneself infinitely small or being so. The second is perfection, that is to say, inactivity. The first is beginning, that is to say, action. (Franz Kafka)

I want the people looking at my work to feel a sense of all the possibilities of painting, and, through that, in life as a whole. When that happens, I feel I've accomplished something useful. (Wolf Kahn)

I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility. (Jack Kerouac)

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. (George Kneller)

I don't want to delve into the past for archaeological pleasure - though it could have been that - but because the past has a reality which conditions us deep down. Then if you bring it slowly to the surface, it's full of possibilities. (Jannis Kounellis)

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. (Dalai Lama)

Photographers stop photographing a subject too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities. (Dorothea Lange)

Unleash your creative energy and let it flow. Relish the possibilities. (Nita Leland)

The possibilities of thought training are infinite, its consequences eternal, and yet few take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good, but instead leave all to chance. (Brice Marden)

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities. (Orison Swett Marden)

For those who are intrigued by the multiplicity of reality and the unique possibilities of their own vision, the creative is the path they must pursue. (Deena Metzger)

Habits, thinking patterns, and routines with which we approach life gradually accumulate until they significantly reduce our awareness of other possibilities. (Michael Michalko)

-The Forgotten Garden...
It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season. (Kate Morton)

Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development. (Lewis Mumford)

I wish us all the courage to believe in the possibility. It's just a matter of invention, power, and building strength. (Linda Muttitt)

It's interesting when you make things or do things that open up the possibilities for making more things, or different kinds of things. (Bruce Nauman)

The Wolof phrase Ma na am means, 'It is possible.' Artists who specialize in the improbable need to ingest this idea daily, like vitamins, especially... where so many are prone to say, 'It is not possible.' (Sandra Nickeson)

All things are possible. (Barack Obama)

Be out of your cell. There are infinite possibilities, infinite ideas, infinite approaches. (Alev Oguz)

It is possible to go forward freely and to bring your own, and probably even more beautiful, contributions to the development of the world's art. (Valentin Okorokov)

I have a rule: before I can throw anything out, I have to write down five possible uses for it. This stretches my mind and keeps it nimble - just like stretching exercises do for my body. (Anna Olson)

You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present. (Charles Olson)

When you're eight or nine years old and you look at the TV set and men are landing on the moon - anything is possible. And that is something we need to not lose sight of - that the inspiration and permission to dream is immense. (Randy Pausch)

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Learning is the discovery that something is possible. (Fritz Perls)

Critics, mathematicians, scientists and busybodies want to classify everything, marking the boundaries and limits... In art, there is room for all possibilities. (Pablo Picasso)

Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don't know about. Limit your 'always' and your 'nevers.' (Amy Poehler)

Have we not all, amid life's petty strife, / Some pure idea of a noble life / That once seemed possible? (Adelaide Proctor)

Only an 'almost,' a 'nearly,' is possible. (Arnulf Rainer)

-Atlas Shrugged...
The world you desire can be won. It exists... it is real... it is possible... it's yours. (Ayn Rand)

You begin with the possibilities of the material. (Robert Rauschenberg)

Every new day begins with possibilities. (Ronald Reagan)

Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible. (Norman Rockwell)

It is true that there is a fine line between entrepreneurship and insanity. Crazy people see and feel things that others don't. But you have to believe that everything is possible. If you believe it, those around you will believe it too. (Anita Roddick)

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. (J. K. Rowling)

[Cinema] was about confronting the unexpected on the screen and in the life it dramatized and interpreted, and enlarging the sense of what was possible in the art form. (Martin Scorsese)

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. (John Sculley)

The true power is in the imagination which dares to speculate upon that which is not yet. The imagination, backed by great expectations, can bring about almost any reality within the range of probabilities. (Seth)

Not every good idea survives. Not every new form of art is repeated. Not every new potential instinct is successful. Only the successful ones get repeated. By natural selection and then through repetition they become probable, more habitual. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Anything is possible. Anything can be. (Shel Silverstein)

I'm interested when things are upside down - because there are so many possibilities in that one moment. There is a lot that is exposed. (Anna Deavere Smith)

Ideas and art are the possibility of an answer tomorrow. (Frederick Sommer)

The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities. (Susan Sontag)

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. (Gloria Steinem)

Because of their very nature, science and logical thinking can never decide what is possible or impossible. Their only function is to explain what has been ascertained by experience and observation. (Rudolf Steiner)

It is never the thing but the version of the thing. (Wallace Stevens)

One must have a mind of winter. (Wallace Stevens)

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. (Shunryu Suzuki)

Realistically there is no limit to the possibilities. How does an artist make decisions? (Mike Svob)

Don't confuse the art of the possible with the art of the profitable. (David Tansley)

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. (Mark Twain)

There's more to be feared from closed minds than from closed doors. (Frank Tyger)

Artists who desire freedom from restrictions suffer from the very volume of possibilities. (Timothy C. Tyler)

I've learned over the years that when you get a clue to another possibility to follow it through... (Jerry Uelsmann)

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts. (Paul Valery)

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist. (Queen Victoria)

How painting surpasses all human works by reason of the subtle possibilities which it contains. (Leonardo da Vinci)

The knowledge of all things is possible. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination. (William Arthur Ward)

Although I live in the actual world, as a painter I live more in a world of possibilities. (Frank Webb)

My work is always a ready-made... cultural, political, or social, and also it could be art - to make people re-look at what we have done, its original position, to create new possibilities. (Ai Weiwei)

Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude. (Alfred North Whitehead)

The possibilities are unlimited as long as you are true to your life's purpose. (Marcia Wieder)

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. (Wilbur Wright)

Integrated is the expression of knowledge: an assembly is significant in Unity: united are their minds in the silent dynamism of all possibilities. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The state of least excitation of consciousness is the field of all possibilities. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The amazing possibilities that appear with each present moment are literally within you. (Miles Patrick Yohnke)

-The Art of Possibility...
In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold. (Benjamin Zander)