Steal This Quote

Inspirational quotes about culture and life from innovative artists

Steal This Quote: Edwidge Danticat

By |August 23rd, 2020|

Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously …
[Write] knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem,
someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.
— Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist and short story writer

Steal This Quote: Victor Hugo Redux

By |July 26th, 2020|

Revolutions spring not from accident, but from necessity. A revolution is a return
from the factitious to the real. It takes place because it must.
— Victor Hugo, French novelist, poet and dramatist

Steal This Quote: Alice Walker

By |June 7th, 2020|

Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.
— Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, poet and activist

Steal This Quote: Anais Nin Redux

By |May 3rd, 2020|

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
— Anäis Nin, French-born Cuban novelist and short story writer

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