Quotes that speak to me and maybe to you, too!

Quotes About Humor

Humor is the sunshine of the mind. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.  ~Evan Esar

You can't have everything... where would you put it?  ~Steven Wright

The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed. ~Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

It's true, of course, humor is very important in my life, as you know. That's the only reason for living, in fact. ~Marcel Duchamp

Laughter is the music of the soul. ~Unkown

Life can be wildly tragic at times... but whatever happens to you, you  have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have  got not to forget to laugh. ~Katharine Hepburn

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~Victor Hugo

Laughter can really dissolve the distance between two or more people  because our hearts all speak the same tongue, which is love. ~Dennis Merritt Jones

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. ~Luther

He who laughs, lasts. ~Mary Pettibone Poole

Quotes About Trees and Nature

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~Luther

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. ~Robert Henri

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. ~William Blake

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. ~Willa Cather

Quotes to Inspire

Do  not wait, the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you  stand,  and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and  better  tools will be found as you go along. ~George Herbert

"Failure cannot cope with persistence.." ~Napoleon Hill

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein

Quotes About Love

The end of all wisdom is love, love, love.

We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe

There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. ~Poe

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. ~Unkown

Love doesn't make the world go 'round, but it makes the ride worthwhile.

A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself. ~Josh Billings

Quotes About Daydreaming

"If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?" ~E. Y. Harburg

"Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true" ~F.Y. Harburg

Quotes From Famous Artists

"I have walked this earth for 30 years and out of gratitude want to leave some souvenir"  ~Vincent Van Gogh

Quotes About This and That

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.~Samuel Butler

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ~Anatole France

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 Advise from Chuck Close

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.” ― Chuck Close