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The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives. (M. H. Abrams)

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane. (Theodor W. Adorno)

Necessity is stronger far than art. (Aeschylus)

You must change in order to survive. (Pearl Bailey)

-Man's Predicament, 1995
Cursed in earth and subdued by death, man found himself beset by time, and his instincts put to the test. Only then, he realized that with love he could survive, and that for a certain purpose he would toil. For those whom my love can not immune from death, are dedicated these paintings, in the hope they may express in drawing the reality of a resonant mind. (Ala Bashir)

Nature places a simple constraint on those who leave the flock to go their own way: they get eaten. In society it's a bit more complicated. Nonetheless the admonition stands: avoiding the unknown has considerable survival value. Society, nature, and artmaking tend to produce guarded creatures. (David Bayles, Ted Orland)

It is with our entire past ... that we desire, will and act ... from this survival of the past it follows that consciousness cannot go through the same state twice. The circumstances may still be the same, but they will act no longer on the same person ... that is why our duration is irreversible. (Henri Bergson)

I think survival is at stake for all of us all the time. Every poem, every work of art, everything that is well done, well made, well said, generously given, adds to our chances of survival. (Philip Booth)

All successful artists have disturbing stories in their lives and careers. They survive by coping consistently and creatively. Those difficulties keep us very creatively active, keep us aware with a deepening insight. (Harley Brown)

A couplet of verse, a period of prose, may cling to the rock of ages as a shell that survives a deluge. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Don't just survive life, live it! (Leanne Cadden)

The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. (Joseph Campbell)

Flat fields produce mediocre grapes, but rolling hills produce the greatest grapes. Why? Because the vines must struggle for survival. (Bill Cannon)

-b.1500 d.1571...
The plague had by this time almost died out, so that the survivors, when they met together alive, rejoiced with much delight in one another's company. This led to the formation of a club of painters, sculptors and goldsmiths, the best that were in Rome. (Benvenuto Cellini)

My nervous system is very much weakened – nothing but painting in oil can keep me going. (Paul Cezanne)

Survival is triumph enough. (Harry Crews)

I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government. (Alfonso Cuaron)

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change. (Clarence Darrow)

In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection. (Charles Darwin)

Resilience is the maintenance of high levels of positive affect and well-being in the face of adversity. It is not that resilient individuals never experience negative affect, but rather that the negative affect does not persist. (Richard J. Davidson)

I hope to be one of the survivors but, as in painting, there are no guarantees. (Paul deMarrais)

We do this work because we can, and because we have to. It's as essential to our collective survival as reproduction, and it comes from the same ancient place within. (Kim Denise)

But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am mine own executioner. (John Donne)

We live to survive our paradoxes. (Gord Downie)

Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive. (Timothy Ferriss)

I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I'm still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you. (Carrie Fisher)

'Starving artist' is acceptable at age 20, suspect at age 40, and problematical at age 60. (Robert Genn)

To save a life is a real and beautiful thing. To make a home for the homeless, yes, it is a thing that must be good; whatever the world may say, it cannot be wrong. (Vincent van Gogh)

I think that if I were required to spend the rest of my life on a desert island, and to listen to or play the music of any one composer during all that time, that composer would almost certainly be Bach. (Glenn Gould)

Don't be an art snob. Most painters I know teach, do illustrations, or work in an art-related field. Survival is the game. (Irwin Greenberg)

Life's pretty tough... you're lucky if you live through it. (Woody Guthrie)

An artist is not an isolated system. In order to survive he has to interact continuously with the world around him... Theoretically there are no limits to his involvement. (Hans Haacke)

Self-preservation is the first principle of our nature. (Alexander Hamilton)

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. (Josephine Hart)

In truth, we exist and survive, not because of the ego, but in spite of it. (David R. Hawkins)

The greatest threat to our ancestor's survival was lack of food... Until the last half-century, artists celebrated fat, and relegated images of skinny people to their visons of hell. (Deborah Jones)

Surviving means being born over and over again. (Erica Jong)

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. (Franz Kafka)

I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive. (Frida Kahlo)

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. (Nikita Khrushchev)

Certainly, I devote my energy to both telling my personal life story and seeking self-obliteration. However, I will not destroy myself through art. (Yayoi Kusama)

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. (Dalai Lama)

Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival. (Dalai Lama)

Humans are more dependent on learning for survival than other species. We have no instincts that automatically find us food and shelter. (Bruce Lipton)

When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture. (George Lucas)

Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a birth survivor. (Bill Maher)

Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one's life away. (Yann Martel)

Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up. (John C. Maxwell)

Humor is the survival skill that relieves tension, keeping us fluid and flexible instead of becoming rigid and breakable, in the face of relentless change. (C. W. Metcalf)

Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival - to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated. (Gina Mollicone-Long)

People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony. (Marilyn Monroe)

-The Fortten Garden...
A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself. Even with the means, she will find her courage wanting. (Kate Morton)

Other than claiming survival, I'm not sure what – if anything – that entitles me to, other than to reflect, wonder and appreciate it all, and hope that this very discriminating audience finds some interest. (Ned Mueller)

Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act. (Lewis Mumford)

To survive it is often necessary to fight, and to fight you have to dirty yourself. (George Orwell)

The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are. (Amy Poehler)

I could, I trust, starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know. (Ezra Pound)

God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest. (Swedish proverb)

The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual: everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort. (Ayn Rand)

I survived because I still believe I've got something to say. (Lou Reed)

...over time most report feeling stronger for having come through their traumatic experience. (Dr. Robin Rosenberg)

Our survival as a species depends on our ability to recognize that our well-being and the well-being of others are in fact one and the same. (Marshall Rosenberg)

For the creative soul cannot survive on past accomplishments, and so each day the artist must go forth and face his fears and embrace the unknown. (Robert Rosenstein)

Today there is more available money and there are more potential buyers than before. Artists need to see themselves on a world stage and get out of the small town mentality if we are to survive. (Rick Rotante)

Most artists are doing basically the same thing – staying off the streets. (Edward Ruscha)

The artist needs but a roof, a crust of bread, and his easel, and all the rest God gives him in abundance. He must live to paint and not paint to live. (Albert Pinkham Ryder)

Art has the ability to redeem life by finding beauty even in the worst aspect of things. (Roger Scruton)

All creative people should be forced to leave California for three months every year. (Gloria Swanson)

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. (John Updike)

It's not as easy as everyone makes out. To survive you need a tough hide. (Steve Waugh)

Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships. People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition. (Margaret J. Wheatley)

It is through... Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence. (Oscar Wilde)

One can survive anything these days, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation. (Oscar Wilde)

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. (Thornton Wilder)

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace. (Tennessee Williams)

Kill all my demons, and my angels might die too. (Tennessee Williams)

I'm an ambitious self-publicist out of necessity. I've never been one to miss an opportunity because I've never had any illusions about how hard it is to survive as a painter... It's been an extra driving force to be able to prove the sceptics wrong. (Stuart Pearson Wright)

Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)