Inspirational quotes about culture and life from innovative artists
Don’t forget — no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
— Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian contemporary fantasy writer, poet, and musician
Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad
and are shut up on rooms where they stare at the walls all day.
Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.
— Meg Chittenden, American mystery and children’s book […]
Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
— Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst
Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind, born out of struggle
between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality, in our mind.
— Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor and textile artist
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and journalist
Art is soft power, and an often used, but poorly understood, part of effective change-making.
— Kate Goodall, co-founder and CEO of Halcyon
We know what we are, but not what we may be.
— William Shakespeare, British playwright and poet
The art of a people is the true mirror to their minds.
— Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India, activist and writer
There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
— Ursula Le Guin, American author, illustrator and poet