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I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph. (Berenice Abbott)

My mind is not a bed to be made and remade. (James Agate)

Somewhere in my head, a private conviction exists that 'Search is the Process' and 'Discovery the Art Form.' (Abe Ajay)

With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice. (Pat Benatar)

certainty, n. When one is mistaken at the top of one's voice. (Ambrose Bierce)

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. (Thomas Carlyle)

Cezanne is one of the most liberal artists I have ever seen... he grants that everyone may be as honest and as true to nature from their convictions; he doesn't believe that everyone should see alike. (Mary Cassatt)

Conviction is the conscience of the mind. (Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort)

Listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering? (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

In the age-old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity's approval. (Gerald R. Ford)

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect; they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. (Jose Ortega Y Gasset)

Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I do not know myself how I paint it. I sit down with a white board before the spot that strikes me. I look at what is before my eyes, and say to myself, that white board must become something. (Vincent van Gogh)

I can give you a definite perhaps. (Samuel Goldwyn)

I am able to make a contribution... Let me repeat my convictions, I can make a contribution to American painting. (Morris Graves)

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions. (Dag Hammarskjold)

It requires a conviction that every people has a unique contribution to give to mankind, and that this they must make or remain sterile, subservient, sallow, and that this contribution they must have commenced to make before they can hope to understand the spirit that informs all great works and inspires all noble living. (Lawren Harris)

I'm not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you're there to do, which is make a movie. (Ron Howard)

If I didn't have a conviction that a serious painter can portray Nature more profoundly than the best colour photography, I'd probably give it all up or go abstract or take up photography. (E. J. Hughes)

It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had enough individuality and courage to stand by his own convictions. (Robert G. Ingersoll)

Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions. (Francis C. Kelley)

If you know the differences between an oak and a poplar, a spruce and a pine, down to the needles... you are able to paint that tree with more conviction, even if done with a few broad strokes. (T. Allen Lawson)

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

The artist must possess at least as much conviction as does his enemy, the dogmatic, mealy-mouthed, anti-art bigot. (Eric Maisel)

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake. (Orison Swett Marden)

The hallmark of courage in our age of conformity is the capacity to stand on one's own convictions. (Rollo May)

-on Norman Rockwell...
His special triumph is in the conviction his countrymen share that the mythical world he evokes actually exists. (Wright Morris)

All of us who write work out of a conviction that we are participating in some sort of communal activity. (Joyce Carol Oates)

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. (Plutarch)

I am certain about what I will never do - but not about what my art will render. (Odilon Redon)

Irony: Don't let yourself be controlled by it, especially during uncreative moments. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

The height of your accomplishment will equal the depth of your convictions. (William F. Scolavino)

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons... (David Seabury)

Whatever a person's mind dwells on intensely and with firm resolve, that is exactly what he becomes. (Shankaracharya)

From the artist there is no conscious effort to find universal truth or beauty, no effort to analyze other men's minds in order to speak for them. His act in art is an act of personal conviction and identity. (David Smith)

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting. (Gertrude Stein)

Do what you think is best for you and follow your dreams. Don't listen to negative comments from anyone else. When you decide on something, just go straight for it and keep at it until you get it. (Princess Tenko)

Be absolutely clear about who you are and what you stand for. Refuse to compromise. (Brian Tracy)

If you stand, stand. If you sit, sit. But don't wobble! (Zen Master Ummon)

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. (Leonardo da Vinci)

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. (Denis Waitley)

The secret of success is conviction and persistence. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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