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The quiet time that I spend in my studio allows me the opportunity to contemplate the poetic essence of a subject. (Peter Adams)

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Slow down and live in the moment. Take the time to reflect on what you have done and where you are headed. (Jil Ashton-Leigh)

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish. (W. H. Auden)

Observe and contemplate on the hidden things of life: how a man's seed is but the beginning, it takes others to bring it to fruition. Think how food undergoes such changes to produce health and strength. See the power of these hidden things which, like the wind cannot been seen, but its effects can be. (Marcus Aurelius)

There is no contemplation without art. (Vittorio Canta)

Contemplation is the root of awareness and creativity. (Sandra Chantry)

The man incapable of contemplation cannot be an artist, but only a skillful workman. (Ananda Coomaraswamy)

In contemplation of ruins, one contemplates one's future, the fragility of the present, and the futility of the past. (Alexander Creswell)

To gaze is to think. (Salvador Dali)

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. (Peter Drucker)

When the doing is hard, there is more contemplation. When the doing is too hard, very little work is actually produced. When the doing is too easy then there can be much work but there may not be enough thought put into it. (William M. Dupree)

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. (Meister Johann Eckhart)

- The Rock, 1934...
The endless cycle of idea and action, / Endless invention, endless experiment, / Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness; / Knowledge of speech, but not of silence; / Knowledge of words, and ignorance of The Word. (T. S. Eliot)

I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature. (Caspar David Friedrich)

I believe that one thinks much more soundly if the thoughts arise from direct contact with things, than if one looks at things with the aim of finding this or that in them. (Vincent van Gogh)

To Contemplation's sober eye. / Such is the race of Man. (Thomas Gray)

Realism and Naturalism rely mostly on the eye of the flesh. Abstract, conceptual and surrealistic art rely mostly on the eye of the mind. Great works of art rely on the eye of contemplation, the eye of the spirit. (Alex Grey)

There is no art without contemplation. (Robert Henri)

Painting is a means by which certain great people in the past have attained to a maximum of being and self-awareness, and we can increase our own reality by the contemplation of their works. (Francis Hoyland)

I admire people who are suited to the contemplative life. They can sit inside themselves like honey in a jar and just be. (Elizabeth Janeway)

The upheaval of our world and the upheaval in consciousness is one and the same. Everything becomes relative and therefore doubtful. And while man, hesitant and questioning, contemplates... his spirit yearns for an answer that will allay the turmoil of doubt and uncertainty. (Carl Gustav Jung)

The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention. (Dorothea Lange)

The wise man knows how to run his life so that contemplation is possible. (Gabriel Marcel)

True reflection presents me to myself not as idle and inaccessible subjectivity, but as identical with my presence in the world and to others, as I am now realizing it: I am all that I see, I am an intersubjective field, not despite my body and historical situation, but, on the contrary, by being this body and this situation, and through them, all the rest. (Maurice Merleau-Ponty)

True art is made noble and religious by the mind producing it. (Michelangelo)

Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet. (Lewis Mumford)

Never trust a thought that didn't come by walking. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

In this state of absorbed contemplation, there is no longer any question of holding an object in view; the vision is such that seeing and seen are one; object and act of vision have become identical. (Plotinus)

That which is not worth contemplating in life, is not worth recreating in art. (Ayn Rand)

Works of art must persist as objects of contemplation. (Herbert Read)

I can recommend nothing better... than that you endeavor to infuse into your works what you learn from the contemplation of the works of others. (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and there defines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. (Auguste Rodin)

Society develops wit, but its contemplation alone forms genius. (Madame de Stael)

I am a great and sublime fool. But then I am God's fool, and all His works must be contemplated with respect. (Mark Twain)

I benefit from contemplation, but it's a great antidote to that, having someone interesting come into the studio environment to be painted, so that I can experience a little bit of their world. (Stuart Pearson Wright)

Ecstasy is from the contemplation of things vaster than the individual and imperfectly seen perhaps, by all those that still live. (William Butler Yeats)

They only babble who practise not reflection. (Edward Young)

There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. (Lin Yutang)

Blow the candle out - I don't need to see what my thoughts look like. (Emile Zola)