Quotes

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
Edward Hopper

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle

There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.
Liv Tyler

My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.
Hedy Lamarr

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka

I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting.
Marc Jacobs

We also maintain – again with perfect truth – that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
Richard Le Gallienne

I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Whitney Houston

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
John Barrymore

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.
Alex Tan

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare

The wheel is come full circle.
William Shakespeare

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
William Shakespeare

Listen to many, speak to a few.
William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.
Marilyn Monroe

If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Marilyn Monroe

I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
Marilyn Monroe

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

The lack of money is the root of all evil.
Mark Twain

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Mother Teresa

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Mark Twain

 

  3 comments for “Quotes

  1. August 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a pleasant thinking, piece of writing is good, thats why
    i have read it entirely

    Like

    • August 31, 2014 at 5:29 am

      Thanks, Leigh. I post a new quote in the upper corner of my blog. When I take that quote down, I add it to this list at the end. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I really like them too.

      Like

  2. dawnhosking
    November 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Inspirational page — super.

    Like

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