Quotes About Illustration

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Hans Christian Andersen
“My life will be the best illustration of all my work.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

Criss Jami
“The ultimate story of success: When a nobody, who has never once in his entire life known the feeling of being remembered or respected, suddenly snaps and becomes a world dictator. On one hand it sounds just, but on the other, it illustrates the reason why a prosperity message has and needs its limitations.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

J.H. Everett
“Inking is meditation in liquid form...”
J.H. Everett, Izzy and the Candy Palace

“The verbal patterns and the patterns of behavior we present to children in these lighthearted confections are likely to influence them for the rest of their lives. These aesthetic impressions, just like the moral teachings of early childhood, remain indelible.”
Esphyr Slobodkina

Banani Ray
“Om is the things, Om is the ingredient, Om is the container and the content of this universe.”
Banani Ray, Glory of OM: A Journey to Self-Realization

James Gurney
“There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.” (p. 12)”
James Gurney, Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It was an irresistible development of modern illustration (so largely photographic) that borders should be abandoned and the "picture" end only with the paper. This method may be suitable for for photographs; but it is altogether inappropriate for the pictures that illustrate or are inspired by fairy-stories. An enchanted forest requires a margin, even an elaborate border. To print it coterminous with the page, like a "shot" of the Rockies in Picture Post, as if it were indeed a "snap" of fairyland or a "sketch by our artist on the spot", is a folly and an abuse.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien on Fairy-stories

Chris Raschka
“I always try to treat the book itself as the artwork. I don't want you to stop while you're reading one of my books and say, 'Oh! What a gorgeous illustration!' I want you to stop at the end of the book and say, 'This is a good book.”
Chris Raschka

J.Z. Bingham
“Before he got too far, he thought he smelled a fire.
No sooner did he blink before he sensed something dire.
He heard a sound and froze, danger tickling his nose.
His ears perked up as tiny cries of capture rose.”
J.Z. Bingham, Isle of Mystery: Eyes of The King

Thomas Henry Huxley
“In Paley's famous illustration, the adaptation of all the parts of the watch to the function, or purpose, of showing the time, is held to be evidence that the watch was specially contrived to that end; on the ground, that the only cause we know of, competent to produce such an effect as a watch which shall keep time, is a contriving intelligence adapting the means directly to that end.

Suppose, however, that any one had been able to show that the watch had not been made directly by any person, but that it was the result of the modification of another watch which kept time but poorly; and that this again had proceeded from a structure which could hardly be called a watch at all—seeing that it had no figures on the dial and the hands were rudimentary; and that going back and back in time we came at last to a revolving barrel as the earliest traceable rudiment of the whole fabric. And imagine that it had been possible to show that all these changes had resulted, first, from a tendency of the structure to vary indefinitely; and secondly, from something in the surrounding world which helped all variations in the direction of an accurate time-keeper, and checked all those in other directions; then it is obvious that the force of Paley's argument would be gone. For it would be demonstrated that an apparatus thoroughly well adapted to a particular purpose might be the result of a method of trial and error worked by unintelligent agents, as well as of the direct application of the means appropriate to that end, by an intelligent agent.

Now it appears to us that what we have here, for illustration's sake, supposed to be done with the watch, is exactly what the establishment of Darwin's Theory will do for the organic world. For the notion that every organism has been created as it is and launched straight at a purpose, Mr. Darwin substitutes the conception of something which may fairly be termed a method of trial and error. Organisms vary incessantly; of these variations the few meet with surrounding conditions which suit them and thrive; the many are unsuited and become extinguished.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, Criticism on "The origin of species"

“Art is the reflection of pure emotion and mind, the nature of sensation. An artist illustrates that.”
Unarine Ramaru

Crystal Woods
“I had a dream about you last night. I was writing a ‘Sex for dummies-Christians That Secretly What to be Porn Stars- 1st edition.’ And you helped me with the illustrations.”
Crystal Woods, Dreaming is for lovers

Richard Brookhiser
“A storyteller, a displaced poet, will absorb reading differently.”
Richard Brookhiser, Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Orhan Pamuk
“An illustration that does not complement a story, in the end, will become but a false idol. Since we cannot possibly believe in an absent story, we will naturally begin believing in the picture itself.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The commonplace books of the old Puritans were invaluable to them. They would never have been able to compile such works as they did if they had not been careful in collecting and arranging their matter under different heads.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Michael Bassey Johnson
“An imperfect creative expression is much more sensible and creative than a grammatically perfect expression without an iota of sense and value in it.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Haruki Murakami
“At 1.30 she left the hospital to do some shopping. Both men were sound asleep. Gentle afternoon sunlight flooded the room, and I felt as though I might drift off at any moment perching on my stool. Yellow and white chrysanthemums in a vase on the table by the window reminded people it was autumn. In the air floated the sweet smell of boiled fish left over from lunch. The nurses continued to clip-clop up and down the hall, talking to each other in clear, penetrating voices. They would peep into the room now and then and flash me a smile when they saw that both patients were sleeping. I wished I had something to read, but there were no books or magazines or newspapers in the room, just a calendar on the wall.”
Haruki Murakami

Daniel Von der Ahe
“If I live...I will live unafraid...I will live so all can see,
I am not ashamed of who I am or what I'm designed to be!"
-The Great Mephisto”
Daniel Von der Ahe, The Fantastic Strange

Zadie Smith
“At a certain point you have to leave childish things behind, and one of the childish things is a sense that 'Wow, I can draw' or in my case 'Wow, I can read'... You feel you have what's called a talent, but as you become an adult, if you hope to make things, you have to give up the preoccupation with talent otherwise you'll spend your life painting beautiful pictures of fruit bowls that look like fruit bowls.”
Zadie Smith

“To demonstrate the nature of one who would enter the kingdom is to use an illustration”
Sunday Adelaja

“The deeper the illustration the strengthened the value”
Sunday Adelaja

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