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Art quotes for strange people How not to be an artist

How to lay eggs like an artist

Weak art is as easy to spot as certainty when least required.

Rebel Without a Palette

The limitations that define us are the limitations that refine us. ‘Sounds like you live in a bloody diametrically opposed parallel universe to limitation.’

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Artists never get run over crossing roads, because they look, look and look again; one fateful day I forgot to look and was run over by a terrible beauty. ‘So, you’re saying if you get run over crossing roads, your art is probably shit?’

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Art beggars belief, it must be seen in a museum or gallery to be believed.

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Nothing will grow in your imagined garden until watered are its planted seeds. ‘Duh!’

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Talent is man’s intestinal parasite; passion is talent’s intestinal parasite.

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Originality in the arts can be costly, economically, socially, and politically, but only if you get caught. ‘It’s easy to get caught for being original, getting caught for being unoriginal, that takes talent.’

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Elegance is a poetry of the heart; it is an elusive skill of the art.

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It is rarely the case that one’s first ideas are the best; ideas need time to settle in and to be fleshed out.

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‘Truth’ in art is as transient as the transition of time itself.

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TSUNAMI ALERT: All artists dream that one day the creative trickle will become a creative tsunami.

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Over-engineered reasons and under-engineered passions are the ruin of art.

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.