Agnes Denes on Art

So I was on my own—totally. And there’s something good about that. Because not only did you dig deeper into yourself, but adversity—in other words, not getting acknowledgements from outside—brings out the best in you. To react to it and to become better.

~ Agnes Denes / Interview

Mark Twain on Wit

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

~ Mark Twain

Kurt Vonnegut on Art

“The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Jane Smiley on Work

“I believe that you either love the work or the rewards. Life is a lot easier if you love the work.”

~ Jane Smiley

Marc Chagall on Creativity

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing”

~ Marc Chagall

Mary Oliver on Creativity

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

~ Mary Oliver