Reaching Out For Your Own Portrait

How you can reach out to paint your own portrait



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A great nation deserves great art. - Art Delage

The painting has a life of its own. - Jackson Pollock

Art is the signature of civilizations. - Beverly Sills

Imagination is intelligence having fun. - George Scialabra

One does not marry art. One ravishes it. - Edgar Degas

Imagination means nothing without doing. - Charlie Chaplin

An art thief is a man who takes pictures. - George Carlin

A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination. - Arthur Pinero

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. - Douglas Horton

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. - Don Marquis

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. - Dale Carnegie

Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years. - Sheila Ballantyne

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. - Raymond Mortimer

It is the starved imagination, not the well-nourished, that is afraid. - E.M. Forster

A really well made buttonhole is the only link between art and nature. - Oscar Wilde

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

A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last. - Helen Rowland

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. - Charles F. Kettering

The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow. - Kurt Vonnegut

Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. - Gunter Grass

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Wishes and fears are illusions, Dil Bahadur, not realities. You must practice detachment. - Isabel Allende

A half finished shawl left on the coffee table isn't a mess; it's an object of art. - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons. - Fred Saberhagen

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination. - Cornelia Funke

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villains. - George R.R. Martin

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. - Vicki Baum

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. - Seth Godin

The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy. - Lionel Trilling

An expert problem solver must be endowed with two incompatible qualities: a restless imagination and a patient pertinacity. - Howard Eves

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. - John F Kennedy

Every act of perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination. - Gerard M. Edelman

When it began, cubism was a sort of analysis, which was no more painting than the description of physical phenomena was physics. - Juan Gris

Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need. - Tom Robbins

Fantasy has a dark side to it. It also has a light hemisphere - the power of the human imagination to keep going, to imagine a better tomorrow. - Tim O'Brien


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