LeAnne Martin
Christians in the Arts

Monday, April 23, 2007

About Art, Writing, and Living

For today’s post, I’m sharing some favorite quotations about art, writing, and living. Hope they inspire you today.

As an artist, you have the job of working out whatever is given you to work out.
--Robert Hass

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
--Andre Gide

We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
--Madeleine L'Engle

All writing is a form of prayer.
--John Keats

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
--W.H. Auden

I write with intensity, discipline and constancy, because this is the work that calls me, the vocation of my heart.
--bell hooks

Personal essayists converse with the reader because they're already having dialogues and disputes with themselves.
--Phillip Lopate

Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.
--Kurt Vonnegut

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
--Kenneth Hildebrand

Never lose a holy curiosity.
--Albert Einstein


Crystal Miller said...

I love these quotes!Thank you!

Hope you can post more in between your great interviews.

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

Thanks, Crystal! I love quotations and have a ton of these just waiting to be posted. I'm adding to the collection all the time.

Thanks for reading and for commenting.


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