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Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
The Artist yields often to the stimuli of materials that will transmit his spirit. – Odilon Redon
It is through art…and only art that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.
– Oscar Wilde
A piece of cloth is a living thing… If you draw in correctly, every thread has a life of its own. When you weave it, it answers the pattern. When you touch it, it sings. – Hester to Jennet, from The Iceweaver by Margaret Lawrence
Jennet plays as she speaks and as she dances and as she makes love, each note picked carefully out of her memory and placed precisely beside all the others, rising without warning into passionate and fortuitous art, like the making of blue in the air. – from The Iceweaver by Margaret Lawrence
“Art without emotion is like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.”
– Mr. Freeman, from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. – Albert Einstein
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
– Neil Gaiman