"People With the Interesting Answers, Are Those Who Ask the Interesting Questions"

 Maxfield Parrish, Daybreak
A few quotes from Art & Fear--Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING. Because learning and growing in our relationships with others and ourselves are accomplished through a number of creative processes, the messages within these quotes are relevant not only to the arts, but to the work we all do, living our lives from one season to the next, facing challenges, discovering insights and inspiration. So I thought I'd offer them for comment or contemplation below. Perhaps you have a few you'd like to add? 

Patricia's Baby Grand, Home, Copyright 2011 D.M. Solis
Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.  ~Gene Fowler

Artists don't get down to work until the pain of working is exceeded by the pain of not working.  ~Stephen DeStaebler

When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money.  ~Oscar Wilde

To see far is one thing: Going there is another.  ~Brancusi

When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college--that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"  ~Howard Ikemoto

The answers you gt depend upon the questions you ask.  ~Thomas Kuhn

When you start on a long journey, trees are trees, water is water, and mountains are mountains. After you have gone some distance, trees are no longer trees, water no longer water, mountains no longer mountains. But after you have traveled a great distance, trees are once again trees, water is once again water, mountains are once again mountains.  ~Zen Teaching

Computers are useless--all they can give you are answers.  ~Pablo Picasso

Over the long run, the people with the interesting answers are those who ask the interesting questions.  ~Bayles and Orland
 Art in a Venice Garden, Copyright 2011 D.M. Solis

Peace and all good,