"There is a brotherhood and Sisterhood of painters.  Dead and alive, absent and present, we travel together and keep each other company.  Members of the 'hood are our friends, fellow students and occasional critics.  We find them struggling and we find them triumphant on sunny shores and in quiet bowers.  We honour them with our efforts as they have honoured us.  The phenomenon of the 'hood just doesn't stop.  As far as I can see, it's eternal." -Robert Genn

"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso

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

"Each of us is an artist, capable of conceiving and creating a vision from the depths of our being."  -Dorothy Fadiman

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude."  -Amy Tan

"You teach best what you most need to learn."  -Richard Bach

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”

-Stella Adler

"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."  -Unknown
The following are quotes from "The Wit and Humor of Oscar Wilde"
"Art is the most intense mode of Individualism that the world has known."

"The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself because he is absolutely himself."

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist."

"The originality which we ask from the artist is originality of treatment, not of subject."

"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim."

"It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors."

"The facts of art are divine, but the essence of artistic effect is unity."

"The Artist is the creator of beautiful things."

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