“Play writing, like begging in India, is an honorable profession.” Moss Hart (1904-1961) in Act One
“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamer of dreams.” Arthur O’Shaughnessy “Ode” (quoted in the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” William Faulkner (1897-1962)
“The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.” Max Eastman
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski. (1920-1994)
“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make then come back again.” Henri Cartier Bresson
“A pure artist is not egotistical and does not imprint self in what’s created. Rather a pure artist, in a pure act of creation, goes out of self and becomes what is created.” Thomas L. White, Ph. D., Shakespeare Scholar working as a tech writer in a coal powered electric plant.
“We live in different worlds of thought and perception.” “The poet sees a beautiful sky; the sailor sees the forecast of a storm.” Evelyn Underhill in “Mysticism”