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Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence – a reconcentration... tearing away the veils that fact acquires through time. (Francis Bacon)

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. (Alexander Graham Bell)

What I'm after is that state of concentration in which everything flows to and from the work. Then, when I walk into my study, I bring this kind of energy with me, readying me to focus inward. (Andrea Hollander Budy)

It takes 100 per cent of your attention and focus, backed up with years of drawing experience, to train yourself to paint what you see. (Steve Childs)

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time... (Charles Dickens)

Look that nothing live in thy working mind, but a naked intent stretching into God. (Dionysius)

- The Brain That Changes Itself...
We often praise 'the ability to multi-task.' While you can learn when you divide your attention, divided attention doesn't lead to aiding change in your brain maps [lasting changes]. (Norman Doidge)

Concentration is the secret of strength. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles. (William Feather)

The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster. (Lucian Freud)

-on Tom Thomson...
The subject of painting seemed to absorb him to the exclusion of every other interest. This is one reason why his progress was so phenomenal... He did what so few are able to do, concentrate on one thing. (a friend)

To be concentrated means to live fully in the present. (Erich Fromm)

The activity at this very moment must be the only thing that matters, to which one is fully given. If one is concentrated, it matters little what one is doing. The important, as well as the unimportant things, assume a new dimension of reality, because they have one's full attention. (Erich Fromm)

You must first realize the thing completely in your mind. Then grasp the brush, fix your attention so that you see clearly what you wish to paint; start quickly, move the brush, follow straight what you see before you, as the buzzard swoops down when the hare jumps out. If you hesitate one moment, it is gone. (Morris Graves)

Concentrate on a single feature – as, build all toward one eye – make all lines lead toward that eye. (Robert Henri)

Drawing from reality my work became intuitive and interpretive... it demands an absorbing concentration and takes you away from a self-conscious, arbitrary style into work that is really your own. (Beth van Hoesen)

The freer the form, the more concentration you require. (Tom Hudson)

Nothing more wonderfully concentrates a man's mind than the sure knowledge he is to be hanged in the morning. (Samuel Johnson)

Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Concentrate on your motivation... and the thought of what about the scene made you stop to look. (Richard K. Kaiser)

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. (Ray Knight)

Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to accomplishment. (Michael Korda)

To concentrate implies bringing all your energy to focus on a certain point; but thought wanders away... Whereas attention has no control, no concentration. It is complete attention, which means giving all your energy, the energy of the brain, your heart, everything, to attending... (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

What is the difference between attention and inattention? What is attention and what is concentration? ...Attention has no centre. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

A man will be effective to the degree that he is able to concentrate! Concentration is not basically a mode of doing but above all a mode of Being. (Lawrence LeShan)

Who knows how many artists fail because the light that shines through them is defracted in a thousand directions and not concentrated in a single beam? (Eric Maisel)

You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment. (Maxwell Maltz)

To be an artist means to never avert one's eyes. (Marcus Claudius Marcellus)

I have the attention span of a 2-year-old. I like to jump from project-to-project. (Reba McEntire)

The artist works with a concentration of his whole personality, and the conscious part of it resolves conflicts, organized memories, and prevents him from trying to walk in two directions at the same time. (Henry Moore)

I just try to concentrate on concentrating. (Martina Navratilova)

The joy of life is born of concentration. When you are having a cup of tea, the value of that experience depends on your concentration. You have to drink the tea with 100 percent of your concentration. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Whatsoever you are doing, be absorbed in it so utterly that the mind thinks nothing, is just there, is just a presence. And more and more totality will be coming. (Osho)

Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention. (James Arthur Ray)

The very act of creation requires such focused concentration that vast areas of knowledge may be completely overlooked. Well, so what? There is no evidence that generalized skills are in any way superior to specialized brilliance. (Tom Robbins)

The greatest definition for concentration I ever heard is, 'Wherever you are, be there!' (Jim Rohn)

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces. (Marilyn vos Savant)

One type of concentration is immediate and complete, as it was with Mozart. The other is plodding and only completed in stages, as with Beethoven. Thus genius works in different ways to achieve its ends. (Stephen Spender)

If you don't concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Concentrate: you can't have it all. (Twyla Tharp)

When you feel concentrated within the intensity of making paintings, you know exactly what you are doing. (Luc Tuymans)


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