"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
Henry David Thoreau
"Every artist was first an amateur."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."
"I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good."
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
"Every artist writes his own autobiography."
"The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it."
"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
Charles Horton Cooley
"Great artists suffer for the people."
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
I just moved to Brooklyn a few months ago (signed a 1-year lease on my first apartment alone and these beautiful street murals are that of the Bushwick Collective, a venture started by a long-term Bushwick resident, where walls of surrounding businesses are donated to international artists to express themselves. How beautiful are they? Thank you to Amy Nicole Marietta for taking these photos of me.)
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