Steal This Quote

Inspirational quotes about culture and life from innovative artists

Steal This Quote: Cyril Connolly

By |March 29th, 2020|

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.
— Cyril Connolly, British writer, critic and editor of literary magazine Horizon

Steal This Quote: Toni Cade Bambara

By |March 1st, 2020|

The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.
— Toni Cade Bambara, American author, activist, and documentary filmmaker

Steal This Quote: Mark Twain

By |January 27th, 2020|

Anybody can have ideas — the difficulty is to express them without
squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
— Mark Twain, American author, humorist, publisher and lecturer*
 
* H/T: To Iris Smyles for introducing me to this […]

Steal This Quote: Albert Camus Redux

By |December 29th, 2019|

Through the years, what I have always found at the heart of my sensibility is the refusal to disappear from this world,
from its joys, its pleasures, its sufferings, and this refusal has made an artist of me.
— Albert Camus, Algerian-born French author, philosopher and activist

Steal This Quote: Cesar A. Cruz

By |November 3rd, 2019|

Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable.
— Cesar A. Cruz, Mexican poet, educator and human rights activist

Steal This Quote: Claude Debussy

By |October 7th, 2019|

Works of art make rules, but rules do not make works of art.
— Claude Debussy, French composer

Steal This Quote: Paul Robeson

By |September 8th, 2019|

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
— Paul Robeson, American singer, actor and human rights activist

Steal This Quote: Kurt Vonnegut Redux

By |August 4th, 2019|

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
— Kurt Vonnegut, American author, artist and activist

Steal This Quote: Helena Bonham Carter

By |July 1st, 2019|

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk.
Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea.
How you decorate your home. Or […]

Steal This Quote: Langston Hughes

By |June 2nd, 2019|

Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people — the beauty within themselves.
— Langston Hughes, American poet, novelist, and civil rights activist