Steal This Quote

Inspirational quotes about culture and life from innovative artists

Steal This Quote: Edgar Degas Redux

By |November 12th, 2017|

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very different when you do.
— Edgar Degas, French artist, painter and sculptor

Steal This Quote: Albert Camus

By |October 15th, 2017|

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
— Albert Camus, Algerian-born French novelist, journalist and philosopher

Steal This Quote: Bruce Lee

By |September 3rd, 2017|

Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man
the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.
— Bruce Lee, Chinese-American martial artist, actor and teacher

Steal This Quote: Steven Pressfield

By |July 23rd, 2017|

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?”
Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.
— Steven Pressfield, American screenwriter, novelist and author of The War […]

Steal This Quote: Bertolt Brecht

By |June 25th, 2017|

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
— Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and theatre director

Steal This Quote: Joan Didion

By |May 15th, 2017|

The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it,
useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. 
— Joan Didion, American novelist and journalist

Steal This Quote: Eugene Ionesco

By |April 16th, 2017|

The arts are man’s most useless … and essential … activity.
— Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright and king of French avant-garde theater

Steal This Quote: Maya Angelou Redux

By |March 19th, 2017|

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin — Find some beautiful […]

Steal This Quote: Neil Gaiman

By |February 26th, 2017|

Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do…
Now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could’ve dreamed.
— Neil Gaiman, English author, playwright, screenwriter and graphic novelist

Steal This Poem: Louise Driscoll

By |January 3rd, 2017|

Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart,
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!
Think still of lovely things that are not true.
Let wish and magic work […]