Monday, September 20, 2010

My Hero's

Artists, creatives, visionaries and line-steppers are among my favorite hero's. My mentors have legacies I marvel at. Here are a few...

Pablo Picasso,
"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else."
"You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea."
"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."
"The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense."
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
"Action is the foundational key to all success."
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."

Amelia Earhart
"I want to do it because I want to do it."
"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

"My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes."
"No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves."

Salvador Dali
"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."
"I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous"
"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."
"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali."
"When I was three years old, I wanted to be a cook. When I was five, I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambition has done nothing but grown, and now I only want to be Salvador DalĂ­ and nothing more."

Antoni Gaudi
"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator."
He may not be as quotable but his work speaks for itself Click to link

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