Artistic Expression Quotes

Quotes tagged as "artistic-expression" (showing 1-30 of 69)
Anna Katharine Green
“There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.”
Anna Katharine Green

“An artistic person taps into the destructive emotional energy of guilt and shame and the longing to love and be loveable and transforms these powerful emotions into a creative force.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The artistic methods of poetry, painting, photography, and writing share certain commonalities of deep composition: spirit, rhythm, thought, and scenery.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Pain is a crucial part of our reality; it awakens a person from a mental stupor. A person must never be afraid to discover where their pain originates, follow pain to where it emanates from, learn from its messages, and reject the mindless business and busyness of contemporary culture in order to fuel an artistic vision of the self.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A person’s work allows their character to form and provides a creative outlet for their inner world of imaginative thoughts and creative impulses. A person whom fails to find suitable work that allows their soul room to grow will quickly begin eroding into a withered and desiccated being.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“I am an art work in constant progress; I am my own canvas, my own colors, my own brushes and my own inspiration.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“All writers are demonic dreamers. Writing is an act of sharing experiences and offering of an individualistic perspective of our private attitudes pertaining to whatever topics of thought intrigues the author. Writing is a twitchy art, which attempts to employ linguist building blocks handed-down from past generations. Writers’ word choices form a structure of conjoined sentences when overlaid with the lingua of modern culture. Writers attempt to emulate in concrete form the synesthesia of our personal pottage steeped in our most vivid feelings. Writing a personal essay calls for us to sort out a jungle of lucid observations and express in a tangible technique our unique interpretation of coherent observations interlaced with that effusive cascade of yearning, the universal spice of unfilled desire, which turmoil of existential angst swamps us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Witnessing the panoply of beauty in all of nature takes us out of our shell of self-absorption and makes us realize that we are merely bit players in the game of life. Witnessing the majesty of beauty confirms that the real show lies outside us to observe and appreciate and not inside us to transfix us. True beauty charms us into seeing the grandeur of goodness that surrounds us and by doing so, the pristine splendor of nature releases us from wallowing in the poverty of our self-idealization. The bewitching spell cast by the exquisiteness of nature levitates our souls and transforms our psyche. When we see, hear, taste, smell, or touch what is beautiful, we cannot suppress the urge to replicate its baffling texture by singing, dancing, painting, or writing. Opening our eye to the loveliness of a single flower is how we stay in touch with the glorious pageantry of living.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“An author’s operating charter is to unearth embedded symbols that reflect complementary and inconsistent relationships of our collective assemblage, combine harmonizing and contradictory conceptions that motivate us, and delve larger truths out of variable and erratic elements of human nature.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Writing and other efforts to produce an enduring piece of artwork is a gallant response to the prospect of death. Every person knows that they must die, and consequently people build elaborate symbolic defenses mechanism to shield themselves from knowledge of their impermanence. Every person possesses autonomy of the will, the ability to choose how to conduct their life. The freedom to act towards objects is ultimately useless; it provides a person with no sense of meaning and supplies no purpose to life because a mere collection of objects will not transcend their physical demise. An artist does not deny their impermanence but embraces the prospect of their death by laboring to create a monument of their existence that will survive their expiry.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Autobiographical writing stands as lasting memorial for enduring the travails of an earthly life. Writing is an apt technique to score our storyline into the annuals of time. To endure a mortal life is merely a transitory experience whereas writing about how one lived is an internalized exposition of what it means to be human. Writing is an external exhibition injecting the author into the world’s consciousness.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Love, reverence, and adoration, are multifaceted emotions. Similar to a painting by an artist, how we respond to a beautiful woman, nature, and the world that we encounter reveals the spectator and not life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The artistic creation of the poet, painter, photographer, and writer is a reflection of the artist’s inner world. The agenda of consciousness that spurs all forms of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but to portray its inward significance to the creator. A great poem, painting, photograph, and written composition fully express what the creator feels, in the deepest sense, about the distinctively depicted image that captured their imagination.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“You'll find more emotions of words in those crumpled & rolled papers thrown in the dustbin than the edited script you jolted down last night in your folder. More splashes of paints lay scattered around your drawing paint-plate, the brushes equally messed up with their romance with the colours before the actual finishing of a fine portrait. Your draft box breathes more words than the real, grammatically -groomed post on your blog. The room smells more of the combined samples of vividly used tropical, musky, floral essences mixed in different ratios to get the exotic cologne at the end.
Gist is spending that extra cent to obtain a perfect blend. That extra counts to the journey of a masterpiece which later finds itself an identity of an extra-ordinary creation.
You're that 'extra' to me who glorifies my existence and makes me feel like a clone-sister of masterpiece or rather a mistress-piece!!!

- Shonali Dey (Shon Alley)”
Shonali Dey

Amanda Lee
“She trembles when she thinks of everything her quilrs must know about her”
Amanda Lee, Wicked Stitch

“Writing is an effort at truth telling, but each person’s version of truth and his or her means of conveying it are unique. Writers’ talent and styles vary widely. Talent is more than merely raw ability; it also includes the quality of a person’s education, their knack for creativity, curiosity, openness to new ideas, personal experiences, and willingness to devote the time and self-discipline to their chosen field of interest. A writer’s style reflects the beating of a wild heart, the fire, and restless force to inquire. Writing style is ultimately a product of personality, praxis, and cultural history. Writing styles change throughout history because human knowledge increases with each passing era. New styles in writing and other forms of artistic expression must reflect changes in human comprehension.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Every act of art is a good faith attempt to arrest time – the motion of life – and make contact with other human beings.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“All forms of art must contribute to the discursive dialogue regarding the composition of the malleable human condition.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Storytelling gives form to the metal dialogue of the mind and in doing so, reveals our self-fiction. Memory and imagination fills part of the space and time dimensions that we live in. We use memory and imagination to write stories in order to bridge our fear of nothingness and offset our trepidation of paddling into the river of insanity. We write into the heart of darkness and flirt with oblivion in order to ascribe meaning to our lives and to immortalize the people who we love.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A person writes similar to how a blind person uses brail. We grope along the palpable corridors of the mind’s organic texture to locate an escape route from a world of obscurity. In our wintry moments, we seek to escape coldblooded suffering. We labor to build a cozy mental environment that we can occupy in peace, a warm hearth to snuggle up against with comforting thoughts. We seek inspiration while immersed in the hothouse of nature. We write stories in an effort to construct a theater where we can shock ourselves into realizing the miracle of living.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We do not use writing exclusively to attain perspective upon our self-referential human existence. We dedicate our essayistic existence to witnessing the variegated acts of life. Our craniums serve as a personal planetarium, a full-dome personal theater where we can replay video and audio educational films documenting our scented and tactile observations. We feature recollections of evocative experiences, vivid daydreams, and frightful nightmares. A vast array of scientific visualizations and artistic depictions supplement our personal slideshow, knowledge we employ to frame our evolving self under the celestial sky and navigate our earthy existence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Language is an exploratory tool. Linking observations and thoughts in an orderly fashion is the business of a philosopher. A writer is constantly reshaping layers of their inner world by reconnoitering their thoughts, opinions, emotions, observations, and sentiments. Through an act of self-will, a writer builds a sincere world that attends the influx of the spirit. Investigating a person’s innermost feelings on paper allows a person to dispel their fears, expand the depth of their soul by thoughtfully enduring pain and sufferings, spread love and compassion, quantify personal expectations of a mortal being, and face death without remorse and regret.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Art is long. Life is short, but it deserves our attentive devotion. Embrace life. No person has a monopoly on wisdom. Despite the plethora of written books and e-books covering virtually every imaginable subject, advances in human knowledge and changes in the physical environment will cause recurrent alterations in the human condition that writers are uniquely able to express, explain, explicate, and elucidate. The complexities of human life demand humanistic persons to explore and offer guidance and solace to troubled souls. The world is not in the need of any more corporate entities devoted to milling money. What the world needs is writers, singers, poets, and philosophers whom can expand upon the universal desire to display an intense and absorbing respect for life and honor the principles of truthfulness and charity in human relations. I wish for every person to cull the lyrical prose from their stroll in the meadow of life and express the vivacity of their inner daemon in whatever artistic methodology stirs their imagination and voices their uniqueness. I call upon each person to use logic, intuition, and imagination to share all their adventures in this world of rocks and stones, earth and sky, sunshine and rain. Splash it out there for everyone to witness your appreciativeness of nature’s glory, verification of your meaningful existence demands that you settle for nothing less.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Magdalena McGuire
“The worst thing an artist can have is too much freedom.”
Magdalena McGuire

“Art needs to be Alive! Not only to be seen but also to be feel”
Lyza Sahertian

“My identity rests solely on my two most precious masterpieces; my daughters.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Art reveals the inner psyche of the artist. It take a certain type of hardiness for a creative person to share their works to the public.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

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