Gifts at Changing The Present

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"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."

Duke Ellington

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."

Emile Zola

"I don't like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life."

Frank Stella

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way -- things I had no words for."

Georgia O'Keeffe

"Creativity takes courage."

Henri Matisse

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."

Hopi Indian Saying

"Art is never finished, only abandoned."

Leonardo da Vinci

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Pablo Picasso

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."

Paul Gauguin

"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it."

Robert Motherwell

"There is no must in art because art is free."

Wasilly Kandinsky

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up."

Pable Picasso

"The secret of art is love."

Emile Antoine Bourdelle