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Art is a lie that tells the truth

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A writer is someone who pays attention to the world.

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“Artists do not own the meaning of their work.”

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One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling… which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking and feeling, fantasy and judgment…. I believe that we think much more with the instruments provided by our culture than we do with our bodies, and hence the much greater diversity of thought in the world.

Thinking is a form of feeling; feeling is a form of thinking.

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Alma Thomas on Creativity

“Creative art is for all time and is therefore independent of time. It is of all ages, of every land, and if by this we mean the creative spirit in man which produces a picture or a statue is common to the whole civilized world, independent of age, race and nationality; the statement may stand unchallenged.”

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Suzi Gablik on René Magritte

“Inspiration is the moment when one knows what is happening. In general, we do not know what is happening.”

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To be an artist, it helps to be persistent, obstinate, and determined. These are the things that enable an artist not to banish but to outwit the doubts that will come from many directions.

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“How can you be an agent of change? I have seen in my own life how you can build on small actions if you stick with it. As a novelist, if you look at a 400-page book, and you want to do it in a short time, it’s not going to happen. It’s through the routine of doing it every single day, paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence, and word by word, you end up building that book. And in the same way, bringing about the change you want to see — what small change can you do? You have to do it every day. It can’t be like, Oh I voted now I can let them figure it out for the next four years. You basically have to keep the pressure on constantly. It can never stop. The minute that you have your eye off the steering wheel — then somebody’s out to get you.”

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The naked eye! Can an eye ever have clothes on?

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Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.

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