Have you ever felt less than motivated to finish out your workday? We are fortunate that we can create our work schedule. The downside is that we have to be self-motivated to accomplish everything that needs to get done on a daily basis. I want to share with you these 25 inspirational quotes for the working artist to help you when you need a boost.
We are all human, and we all have great days and bad days.
I would like to think that I am a working machine, but now and then I get grounded back to reality. Every day will not go as planned. Somedays I am filled with energy ready to conquer the world and other days it feels like I am wondering around accomplishing nothing.
I have found the power in words to help me keep motivated and focused. When I need a boost, I go to this list to help create a spark. I hope that they will help you as well.
25 Inspirational Quotes for the Working Artist
“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.” ~ James McNeil Whistler
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tuto
“Inspiration comes and goes, creativity is the result of practice.” ~ Phil Cousineau
“The reason that art (writing, engaging, and all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can’t tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there’d be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map.” ~ Seth Godin
“The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.” ~ Pablo Casals
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your comtemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ~ William Faulkner
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas
“It is good to love many things, therin lies true strength, and whosever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“To be an artist is to believe in life.” ~ Henry Moore
“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” ~ Neil Gaiman
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~ Booker T. Washington
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way,” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.” ~ Joss Whedon
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
“Don’t Try To be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.” ~ Arthur Freed
“Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with the box.” ~ Twyla Tharp
“Don’t wait around for other people t be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” ~ Alice Walker
“Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be critized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~ Scott Adams
“To be an Artist is to believe in life.” ~ Henry Moore
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