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Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. (W. H. Auden)

If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim. (Richard Bach)

Take responsibility for yourself because no one's going to take responsibility for you. (Tyra Banks)

The first duty of intelligence is to recognize the obvious. (Darby Bannard)

The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial; his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does. (Georg Baselitz)

Painting and all that comes with it is a luxury that some of the most passionate painters do not have because of responsibilities and time. (Lida van Bers)

responsibility, n. A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. (Ambrose Bierce)

duty, n. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire. (Ambrose Bierce)

The threefold responsibility of the artist is: to creation, the individual talent, and to humanity. (Charles Philip Brooks)

We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights. (Pearl S. Buck)

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. (George Burns)

It is seldom very hard to do one's duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can. (Thomas Carlyle)

The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed. (Alexis Carrel)

-Journey to Ixtlan...
For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here... (Carlos Castaneda)

I did it to myself. It wasn't society... it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing. (Ray Charles)

The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churchill)

There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall. (Cyril Connolly)

I think part of being an artist is having the ability to define your own responsibilities. I certainly wouldn't prescribe any. As far as I'm concerned, my biggest responsibility is to my own imagination. We're all conduits. Art preceded me, and it'll be here long after I'm gone. (Pierre Coupey)

The artist's duty to himself is a combination of immense responsibility and immense irresponsibility. I think those two interlock. (David Cronenberg)

I must take responsibility for my work. That word may be grandiose, but there's an ethic involved in creation. (Cecilia Davis Cunningham)

There are artists who will use the right brain argument as an excuse to be irresponsible and flaky. The goal however is to use the whole brain. (Joan Desmond)

Being an artist is the pinnacle of humanity. Mastering the ability to speak to everyone through a universal medium, no matter from what corner of the Earth, is an awesome responsibility. (David Dory)

One of the most responsible things you can do as an adult is to become more of a child. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Do your duty until it becomes your joy. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. (George Eliot)

We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been. (George Eliot)

Taking responsibility is liberating because it allows us to accept that our mistakes are our own – and that means we have the power to put them right. (Paul Foxton)

The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. (Buckminster Fuller)

Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be responsible as you can and something good will happen... (Frank Gehry)

You are solely responsible for doing the work required to become better. (Sara Genn)

Allowing one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun. (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us. (Nikki Giovanni)

-on the Impressionists...
All the old bogeys of 'dignified subject-matter,' of 'balanced compositions,' of 'correct drawing' were laid to rest. The artist was responsible to no one but his own sensibilities for what he painted and how he painted it. (Ernst Gombrich)

Each of us has a personal responsibility to live our life mission. It is selfish not to aspire to our true potential because the world needs us to be who we were meant to be. (Mary A. Gravelle)

We have the Life Force burning within us. We extend the natural process through thought and artistic expression. Let us each speak to issues we find significant. We grow and explore at the tip of Life's evolution, and we bear responsibility for notifying others of what we have considered. (Gary John Gresl)

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility. (Dag Hammarskjold)

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. (Napoleon Hill)

It is the duty of a citizen in a free country not to fit into society, but to make society. (John Holt)

I have another duty equally sacred – my duty to myself. (Henrik Ibsen)

You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up. (Jesse Jackson)

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. (Erica Jong)

I act with full responsibility and after extensive reflection. (Asger Jorn)

By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself. (Franz Kafka)

The highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may. (John F. Kennedy)

I consider myself responsible to the coming generations, which are left stranded in a blitzed world, unaware of the soul trembling in awe before the mystery of life. (Oskar Kokoschka)

Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth. (Madeleine L'Engle)

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. (Dalai Lama)

I would like to see photographers become responsible and photography realize its potential. (Dorothea Lange)

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.' (Sam Levenson)

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. (Abraham Lincoln)

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. (Martin Luther)

Your duty is to be, and not to be this or that. (Ramana Maharshi)

Artists must take responsibility for their own solutions. (H Margret)

Each man of us is living his own personal work of art, and cannot evade artistic responsibility for his product. (Richard McKenna)

When Giorgio de Chirico wrote that the responsibility of the artist was to listen for and to understand the secret song of his time, he did not mean a catchy tune. (Stephen McKenna)

What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly. (Mignon McLaughlin)

Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others. (Mencius)

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. (Thomas Merton)

-Epicurean Simplicity
It's the artist's duty to have an artist's life, somehow to obtain time and freedom and then to muster the desire and discipline to make good work out of the life, whether that goodness is in the world's aesthetics, its radicalism, its candor, its singularity, or its universality. (Stephanie Mills)

We are all responsible for causing our own happiness through positivity. Find the gold in every situation. (Minna)

Getting up at 4 in the morning, I slave away all day until by the evening I'm exhausted, and I end by forgetting all my responsibilities, thinking only of the work I've set out to do. (Claude Monet)

It is positive when something hits you in the gut and you can throw it back up into a meaningful repose. When matters of the heart, or of humanity, are shown to you, it is your responsibility, as an artist, to express them. (Brad Michael Moore)

It is the responsibility of every human to know their actions and the consequences of their actions and to ask questions and to question things when they are wrong. (Michael Moore)

Responsibility is a hard bread to be eaten with a rough wine, not sopped in milk. No one can eat it for us. Eat it or starve. (Charles Langbridge Morgan)

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. (George Orwell)

The burden which is well borne becomes light. (Ovid)

Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust. (James Cash Penney)

We are not responsible for what we do; we are ignorant of our acts until we accomplish them. (Francis Picabia)

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute. (William Pollard)

In my view, the composer, just as the poet, the sculptor or the painter, is in duty bound to serve Man, the people. He must beautify life and defend it. He must be a citizen first and foremost, so that his art might consciously extol human life and lead man to a radiant future. (Sergei Prokofiev)

We are not born for ourselves alone. (Latin proverb)

I was much happier when I had less responsibility... when my only responsibility was to my work and to myself. (Robert Rauschenberg)

Blaming our behavior on forces outside ourselves is a way of avoiding responsibility. (James Redfield)

On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation. (Wilhelm Reich)

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. (Tony Robbins)

Whatever happens, take responsibility. (Tony Robbins)

I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession a duty. (John D. Rockefeller, Jr.)

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. (Jim Rohn)

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. (George Bernard Shaw)

An artist's duty, as far as I am concerned, is to reflect the times. (Nina Simone)

That artists are called to be more responsible and 'true' is a tip of hat to their power. (Anna Deavere Smith)

It takes time to mature. There's a lot to be learned over a long career, which means an ongoing responsibility to keep learning how to do things better... (Jim Spear)

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

While we are here, we should strive to be responsible and make sure we leave a significant message, in the same way that others left behind inspirational creations to help inspire us to succeed. (John Stobart)

The writer's duty is to keep on writing. (William Styron)

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. (Arnold J. Toynbee)

Accept complete responsibility both for understanding and for being understood. (Brian Tracy)

It is not what happens to you but how you respond to what happens to you that determines how you feel. (Brian Tracy)

You are fully responsible for everything you are, everything you have and everything you become. (Brian Tracy)

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. (Voltaire)

-in Serbia, on part of the anonymous artists...
In my lifetime of collecting art, I have come across some 'cuckoo artists' who will deny the work is theirs. I coined the term cuckoo artists, since their paintings, it appears, are laid out through different collections like cuckoo eggs. (Milos Vujasinovic)

Too many of us would sooner fix the blame on someone else than fix our own shortcomings. (Stewart Wachs)

The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. (Edith Wharton)

An artist must bear a special responsibility. He must be accountable for the content of his work. And that work should reflect a deep, abiding concern for humanity. (Charles White)

As a writing man, or secretary, I have always felt charged with the safekeeping of all unexpected items of worldly and unworldly enchantment, as though I might be held personally responsible if even a small one were to be lost. (E. B. White)

You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction... Life is really about moving on. (Oprah Winfrey)

Responsibility can never be given. It can only be taken. See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)