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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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