Random quotes

Random quotes. Organizing my How to Say Everything detritus folder.

"Nothing is worse than a good beginning" - Pablo Picasso

"As soon as your mind knows that it's on and it's supposed to produce some lines, either it DOESN'T, or it produces things that are very predictable. You want your mind to wander, that's really what you want to happen." - Paul Simon

"Be regular and [word illegible in my notes] in your life so you can be violent and original in your work" - Flaubert

"I was obessesed with movement and action... I pursued them all my life. I began to fall into patterns. Ultimately... you align everything with your need" AND

"Dramatize means to characterize. I wasn't characterizing, I was doing biblical illuminations... As I began to become aware of drama, I became aware of character." AND

"I got away from a totally abstracted view to a more personalized one. I tried to humanize..." AND

On comparing his own work to Harold Grey: "I've never reached that level of being able to casually- I'm corrupted by my ideal to still have a Wagnerian element enter into every subdued picture that I want to do." - Gil Kane, TCJ interview (this and above three)

"Intention of an artist: to make enough mistakes to be able to receive gifts" - uncredited.


DerikB said…
"Be regular and orderly in your life... so that you may be violent and original in your work." -Flaubert

One of my favorite quotes.
Tom Hart said…
Thanks Derik. If I were so, I'd be able to read my own handwriting!

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