To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia O'Keeffe

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.
Georgia O’Keeffe


It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.
Joseph Mallord William Turner


Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse


Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.
M. C. Escher


Creativity is all about courage. The courage to stand alone, when nobody else is there.
Brenda Johima


I try to be a truthful artist and show a level of courage. I enjoy that.
Jeff Koons


Without fear and disease, my life would be like a boat without oars.
Edvard Munch


One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity.
Auguste Renoir


The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Auguste Renoir


Leap into the dark, secure in the knowing that wherever your feet touch down will be the right place at the right time.
Burnell Yow!


To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.
Mark Rothko


A man´s level of dignity must always be above his level of fear.
Eduardo Chillida


Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you were taught, or what you were told to see or believe.
Blue Balliett


We artists are the first to see the light at the end of the chaotic tunnels we all live in, and we dare to move toward it.
Eleanor Blair


I believe that to do anything in this world one needs a love for risk and adventure, and above all, to be able to do without what middle-class families call "future."
Joan Miro


An artist can show things that others would be terrified to express.
Louise Bourgeois