Steal This Quote

Inspirational quotes about culture and life from innovative artists

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 […]

Steal This Quote: W. Somerset Maugham

By |December 26th, 2016|

A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident.
— W. Somerset Maugham, French-born British playwright, novelist and short story writer

Steal This Quote: Shirley Chisholm

By |November 22nd, 2016|

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas.
— Shirley Chisholm, American author, activist and politician

Steal This Quote: Albert Einstein Redux

By |October 23rd, 2016|

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
— Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and humanitarian

Steal This Quote: Brene Brown

By |September 19th, 2016|

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think
we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are
— Brené Brown, American author, scholar and storyteller

Steal This Quote: Edgar Degas

By |August 21st, 2016|

 Art is not what you see, but what you make others see
— Edgar Degas, French artist, painter and sculptor

Steal This Quote: Miles Davis

By |July 17th, 2016|

 When you’re creating your own shit, not even the sky’s the limit
— Miles Davis, American jazz musician, composer and artist

Steal This Quote: Kurt Vonnegut

By |June 19th, 2016|

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic,
and in tough times of my life, I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.
— Kurt Vonnegut, American author, artist and activist

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