Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of a genius. Love, love, love: that is the soul of genius. Friedrich Nietzsche
To be nobody but yourself. In a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you somebody else…means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. EE Cummings
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. Vincent van Gogh
There is within each of us a vital resource that lies largely untapped-the creative imagination. When that imagination is explored and experienced, it becomes a never-ending resource with which to creatively address the problems and issues that affect daily life. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton