Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mark Twain - Humor

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow." ~ Mark Twain

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mark Twain on Satisfaction



I decided it was time for a little humor and wit, so here goes some more Mark Twain quotes.

"If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes." ~ Mark Twain

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sending Messages

"We spend our time sending messages to each other, talking and trying to listen at the same time, exchanging information. This seems to be our most urgent biological function; it is what we do with our lives." ~ Lewis Thomas

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Communicating Respect

"You must tell people about nature and respect it so the people who look at your paintings know what to do with it." ~ George Buytendorp

Monday, August 25, 2008

Beyond Language

"Good art has everything you need to know about it in the work, not on a wall label. Art is here to take us beyond language." ~ Darby Bannard

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Communicating Vision

"Painting is a way of communicating vision and experience so that it reaches beyond a single moment in time. What fills our hearts and spills over must be shared." ~ Stormy Bailey

Saturday, August 23, 2008

THE SKILL AND THE WILL

"When it comes to winning, you need the skill and the will." ~ Frank Tyger

Friday, August 22, 2008

Playing the Cards

"Each player must accept the cards life deals: but once they are in hand, one must decide alone how to play the cards in order to win the game." ~ Voltaire

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What You Think

"If you think you are beaten, you are; / If you think you dare not, you don't! / If you'd like to win, but think you can't, / It's almost a cinch that you won't." ~ unknown

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Look Like A Winner

"Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory." ~ Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Quitting

"A quitter never wins and a winner never quits." ~ Napoleon Hill

Monday, August 18, 2008

Energy and Effort

"In order to win, we pay with energy and effort and discipline. If we lose, we pay in disappointment, discontent, and lack of fulfillment." ~ Maya Angelou

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Struggle

"Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win." ~ Bernadette Devlin

Friday, August 15, 2008

Victory

"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more." ~ Louis L'Amour

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Reactions

"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate." ~ Donald Trump

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Those Who Win

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." ~ Richard Bach

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Staying Motivated

"Most people can stay motivated for two or three months. A few people can stay motivated for two or three years. But a winner can stay motivated for thirty years – or as long as it takes to win." ~ Anonymous

Monday, August 11, 2008

Picture Yourself Winning

"Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be." ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Interpreting the Mood

"Nature suggests the mood, the painter interprets and records it." ~ Don Grieger

Friday, August 8, 2008

Feelings of Grandeur

"One paints from nature not in order to copy, but to express feelings of grandeur."
~ Georges Vantongerloo

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Look Deep Into Nature

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dream Amid Nature

"A bit of advice, don't copy nature too closely. Art is an abstraction; as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it and concentrate on what you will create as a result." ~ Paul Gauguin

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Representing Nature

"I have not tried to reproduce nature; I have represented it." ~ Paul Cezanne

Monday, August 4, 2008

Impressions on the Soul

"The mountain teaches stability and grandeur, the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man." ~ Orison Swett Marden

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Art as Adventure

"Each piece created, whether good, better, less than, or best, is at that moment in time a "first", a new adventure." ~ Margaret Stone

Friday, August 1, 2008

Audacity

"Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity." ~ G. J. Danton