Monday, April 30, 2007

To Flowers


I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

Friday, April 27, 2007

Spirit and Art


Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
~Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Their Own Eyes


The viewer has a mind of their own and eyes of their own and they're going to see it their way, I just hope they look.
~Faith Ringgold

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Slow Comprehension


Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension. ~Joan Miro

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My Own Reality


I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
~Frida Kahlo

Monday, April 23, 2007

Way of Living


There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it. ~Henry Moore

Friday, April 20, 2007

Writing and Performing


Writing and performing should deepen the meaning of words, should illuminate, transfix and transform. ~bell hooks

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Writing


Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it. ~Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Writing Craft


Most people won't realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.
~Katherine Anne Porter

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Reviews


Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, April 16, 2007

Young Writers


Unfortunately many young writers are more concerned with fame than with their own work... It's much more important to write than to be written about. ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friday, April 13, 2007

Balance


Balance does not mean merely balancing the body. Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present - the here and now. ~B.K.S. Iyengar

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Values


Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
~Dalai Lama

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Compassion


Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy. ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Monday, April 09, 2007

Gloriousness and Wretchedness


Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. ~Pema Chödrön

Friday, April 06, 2007

Make A Difference


Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth. ~Roberto Clemente

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Discrimination


There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all. ~Lou Gehrig

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Make Them Hit It


I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. ~Sandy Koufax

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Excel


In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won't be able to do this. ~Willie Mays

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hank Aaron


Trying to throw a fastball by Henry (Hank) Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster. ~Curt Simmons

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Opening Day!


There are only two seasons -- winter and Baseball. ~Bill Veeck