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Non-conformity

 

Conformity is enemy to the soul and the acme of much human ill and pain.
Elle Nicolai

 

I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Marcel Duchamp

 

When I am told I am too old to do something, I try to do it right away.
Pablo Picasso

 

Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it.
Banksy

 

Conformity is the shortest route to a boring life.
Brenda Johima

 

We must first be inspired to take action, and really that is what I think art can do best, it can inspire others to believe in a different reality and take action to work towards that.
Naomi Natale

 

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Rabindranath Tagore

 

Artists are not followers of convention and no rules or rationale applies in the pursuit of artistic fulfilment.
John Cerlienco

 

I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
Raoul Dufy

 

Change is so essential to creativity: a change of tools, size of canvas, location... all feed the creative soul.
Cathie Harrison

 

As an artist, it is central to be unsatisfied.
Lawrence Calcagno

 

Life is ever changing - and so are my paintings.
Peter Heuscher

 

All my work keeps going like a pendulum; it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant.
Lee Krasner

 

One must never forbid oneself anything. One must also be able to go back, one must always be able to change...
Hans Hartung

 

If one discards rules and exploits mistakes, the attainable goal is to have ideas swirling, enthusiasm fired and boundaries stretched as far as possible while maintaining integrity.
Beverley McInnes

 

If some of the greats had followed the traditional ways we would be missing so much fine art.
Gene Black


Whenever I'm asked to identify my best work, or my favorite, my answer has always been the same - 'My next one!'
Ken Danby

 

On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Jackson Pollock


Becoming is superior to being.
Paul Klee


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