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Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline. (Theodor W. Adorno)

Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments, every rose has a thorn. (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

When anyone can produce dreck or publish gibberish, and not only get away with it but be celebrated for it, the discipline is no longer a discipline, and it will get no respect. (Darby Bannard)

Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It's the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation - do what's right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It's central, in fact, to civilisation. (Roy F. Baumeister)

Painting is a self-disciplined activity that you have to learn by yourself. (Romare Bearden)

Your job is to control yourself. Your job is to discipline yourself. Your job is to deal with everything in life with affection, love and kindness. (Yogi Bhajan)

Before something can become a habit it must first be practiced as a discipline. (Kenneth Blanchard)

In the great artist you see daring bound by discipline and discipline stretched by daring. (Robert Brault)

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

What is before me and what is inside of me governs all. (Henry Casselli)

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it. (Miguel de Cervantes)

It's a true test of discipline to remain in control and to not let the temptation of color force unwanted decisions. (Scott L. Christensen)

If you don't make things happen for you, then things will happen to you. (Robert Collier)

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. (Stephen R. Covey)

One should become the master of one's mind rather than let one's mind master him. (Nichiren Daishonin)

As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Genius is the capacity for receiving and improving by discipline. (George Eliot)

If we do not discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us. (William Feather)

-on Willem de Kooning...
Like bodies these canvases are subject to both discipline and incontinence, to the utmost athletic control, and to fumbles, spurts, accidents. (Andrew Forge)

It is essential... that discipline should not be practised like a rule imposed on oneself from the outside, but that it becomes an expression of one's own will; that it is felt as pleasant, and that one slowly accustoms oneself to a kind of behaviour which one would eventually miss, if one stopped practising it. (Erich Fromm)

Active valour may often be the present of nature; but such patient diligence can be the fruit only of habit and discipline. (Edward Gibbon)

One factor that makes a good and successful artist, is discipline. It's the essence of the whole thing. And sadly, many young artists today lack that quality. (Irwin Greenberg)

Art is the only discipline where saying less means more. (Andrew Hamilton)

Self-discipline without talent can often achieve astounding results, whereas talent without self-discipline inevitably dooms itself to failure. (Sidney Harris)

It is when we start to discipline our mind that we discover how many undisclosed relationships it already has. (Henry S. Haskins)

Art is work like any other discipline, and most artists and would-be artists and art lovers need to realize that. (Heidi Hehn)

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. (Napoleon Hill)

It takes discipline and an objectively self-critical attitude about one's own work to reach a high level of achievement, and it's easy to fall short of the mark. (John Hulsey)

The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore. (C. Joybell C.)

Discipline provides a constancy which is independent of what kind of day you had yesterday and what kind of day you anticipate today. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence. (Franz Kafka)

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. (Immanuel Kant)

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; / If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim, / If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster / And treat those two impostors just the same: /... Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, / And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son! (Rudyard Kipling)

Discipline: doing what you have to do, and doing it as well as you possibly can, and doing it that way all the time. (Bob Knight)

We artists tend to be lone wolves in our work. No one tells us to go to the studio. We just go... The work itself is a quiet pursuit, alone in the studio or on site... And that takes discipline. (Jackie Knott)

But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it. (Karl Lagerfeld)

I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline. (Jack LaLanne)

Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. (Dalai Lama)

Painting as a discipline is an intelligent pursuit. (David Leffel)

It doesn't matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline. (Harvey Mackay)

An artist's fine goal is to manifest a well-nigh heroic self-discipline, carefully attending to all that concerns him. (Eric Maisel)

The discipline necessary to make good work should not exclude the potential for 'free and spontaneous un-thought knowing' to occur. Unconscious impulses, following one's feelings, and the use of intuitive judgments are essential elements in the organic development of the drawing. (Mick Maslen)

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself. (Phil McGraw)

Do we not find freedom along the guiding lines of discipline? (Yehudi Menuhin)

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing. (Henry Moore)

Discipline is admired in opera singers, engineers, dancers, pianists or brain surgeons but, for some peculiar reason, when a painter is undisciplined, it is considered creative, new and innovative, or even genius. Usually, it is just bad painting. (Patricia Moran)

You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. (M. Scott Peck)

Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world - to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want. (Ayn Rand)

It's so easy to be undisciplined. And to be disciplined is so against my character, my general nature anyway, that I have to strain a little bit to keep on the right track. (Robert Rauschenberg)

Control is never achieved when sought after directly; it is the surprising result of letting go. (James Arthur Ray)

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. (Tony Robbins)

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. (Jim Rohn)

With self-discipline most anything is possible. (Theodore Roosevelt)

This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away. (Rumi)

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately. (John Ruskin)

Discipline - both mental and physical - is crucial... We have to create our own standards of discipline. (Anna Deavere Smith)

Apply the same disciplines in the studio as you would apply outside. Think about editing information and making the composition interesting. (Len Sodenkamp)

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind. (Edmund Spenser)

Discipline is creating the situation. (Shunryu Suzuki)

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

You don't get into the mood to create – it's discipline. (Twyla Tharp)

Over time, as the daily routines become second nature, discipline morphs into habit. (Twyla Tharp)

An artist has to train his responses more than other people do. He has to be as disciplined as a mathematician. Discipline is not a restriction but an aid to freedom. It prepares an artist to choose his own limitations... (Wayne Thiebaud)

Mental discipline of directing and choosing ones thoughts, of letting go of the ones that do not serve the process is of utmost importance. (Helena Tiainen)

- The Power of Discipline...
Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them everyday, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor. (Brian Tracy)

The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one's own intimate sensitivity. (Anne Truitt)

The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. (William Arthur Ward)

A work of art is not a matter of thinking beautiful thoughts or experiencing tender emotions (though those are its raw materials), but of intelligence, skill, taste, proportion, knowledge, discipline and industry; especially discipline. (Evelyn Waugh)

Duty is what one expects from others – it is not what one does oneself. (Oscar Wilde)

Painting is as difficult as brain surgery. It's not that relaxing. But that's the discipline. (Jamie Wyeth)

It may take a little self-discipline - be simple, be kind, stay rested. Attend to your own inner-health and happiness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. (Zig Ziglar)


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