Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.
Why do we love the sea It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
Do whatever you do intensely.
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.
Color is only beautiful when it means something.
There is no art without contemplation.
A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw.
Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself.
A Curve does not exist in its full power until contrasted with a straight line.
Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture. A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it.
Art is the giving by each man of his evidence to the world. Those who wish to give, love to give, discover the pleasure of giving. Those who give are tremendously strong.
All real works of art look as though they were done in joy.
Because we are saturated with life, because we are human, our strongest motive is life, humanity; and the stronger the motive back of the line the stronger, and therefore more beautiful, the line will be.
The sketch hunter moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook.