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Art quotes for strange people How not to be an artist

Suffering is the new resistance

Sufferers of ‘going through the motions’ should make ‘experimental’ appointments for their recovery potions. ‘Right bloody suffragettes.’

Rebel Without a Palette

Conformity comforts those who lack invention and therapies those messed up by theoretical upbringings.

Rebel Without a Palette

Any old artist can fill the hearth with coals; only the best artists can set them alight. ‘I bet if you get your timing right, Father Christmas gets his beard singed. Ho, Ho.’

Rebel Without a Palette

Only by a leap of faith has art hope of birth. Art gives escapism a bad reputation. ‘I take it you haven’t seen the film “Escape from Colditz”.’

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Life stories told of struggles for artistic authenticity are often more inspiring than the art created.

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Any fool can appreciate beauty; creative people are inspired by poetry. ‘Please hold the beautiful line, I’ll put you through to the appreciation department.’

Rebel Without a Palette

To change the internal status quo, you must disrupt the outer status quo: spend a day playing devil’s advocate with yourself, turn left instead of right, laugh instead of cry, walk quickly instead of slowly, visit an art gallery instead of painting a picture – you get the picture. ‘Yo, wordsmith, you could get ‘time’ for cramming that many of the devil’s hunches into one paragraph.’

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The great thing about art appreciation is that it doesn’t take long. ‘Yeah, you only have to look at art and it’s shit.’

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Failures distort us, they distance us from our core selves; successes align us with our core selves.

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Oil paint was invented to smooth over life’s wrinkles.

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.