Noone is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
- Claude Monet
Begin With the End in Mind
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
Put First Things First
I wish to approach truth as closely as possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental qualities of objects.
- Piet Mondrian
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
- Thomas Kinkade
Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
- Auguste Rodin
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Sharpen the Saw
What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
- Winslow Homer