Illustration Quotes

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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

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

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

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

“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

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

“It doesn't matter
how far you go;
I will love you.
Mamoru Suzuki, Happy Birthday!

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 Hudson, Dreaming is for lovers

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

“Inspire someone today. Your action can change that person’s life forever.”
Gellaworks, Amara Bunny loves Spring

Meghan Cox Gurdon
“What we look at determines what we see, and what we see, really see, becomes part of an inner museum of pictures and references, a mental collection that for most of us is not so much curated as acquired in a haphazard way. There is an opportunity with children to show them art and illustration that will furnish their minds with beauty and mystery, symmetry and wonder. The simplest mechanism for this is the selection of picture books that we share with them.”
Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

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

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

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

Christopher de Hamel
“The 'most precious object of the Western world' is now a national monument of Ireland at the very highest level. It is probably the most famous and perhaps the most emotively charged medieval book of any kind. It is the iconic symbol of Irish culture. It is included in the Memory of the World Register compiled by UNESCO. A design echoing the Book of Kells was used on the former penny coin of Ireland (1971 to 2000) and on a commemorative twenty-euro piece in 2012. One of its initials was shown on the reverse of the old Irish five-pound banknote. It has been illustrated on the country's postage stamps. Probably every Irish bar in the world has some reflexion of its script or decoration.”
Christopher de Hamel, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

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

Kate Morton
“Beneath the notebook she found the book of fairy tales. The cover was green cardboard, the writing gold: 'Magical Tales for Girls and Boys', by Eliza Makepeace. Cassandra repeated the author's name, enjoying the mysterious rustle against her lips. She opened it up and inside the front cover was a picture of a fairy sitting in a bird's woven nest: long flowing hair, a wreath of stars around her head, and large, translucent wings. When she looked more closely, Cassandra realized that the fairy's face was the same as that in the sketch. A line of spidery writing curled around the base of the nest, proclaiming her "Your storyteller, Miss Makepeace.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Kate Morton
“As the boat drew nearer to shore, and tiny dots in the distance became seagulls, she opened the book across her lap and gazed at the beautiful black-and-white sketch of a woman and a deer side by side in the clearing of a thorny forest. And somehow, though she could not read the words, the little girl realized the she knew this picture's tale. Of a young princess who traveled a great distance across the sea to find a precious, hidden item belonging to someone she dearly loved.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

“From an illustration in her "Animals of a Bygone Era": a Leptictidium, an extinct rabbit-like animal who left no descendants, says: "Too bad, because we were really cute.”
Maja Säfström

“What do we mean by the term illustration? There is no easy answer. From the Romans to the Enlightenment, the Latin analogy “ut pictura poesis” (as is painting so is poetry) was used by philosophers to suggest a parallel between literature and the fine arts, between visual and verbal modes of communication.”
Robert J. Bezucha, The Art of the July Monarchy: France, 1830 to 1848

Elisa Pierandrei
“In Seta, tinte monocromatiche - la macchia dominante del rosso, insieme ai verdi e al nero - si adattano alla luminosità del paesaggio giapponese, ricco di un' atmosfera irreale, trasmettendo una strana sensazione di... amore, illusione, sogno.

Medium @shotofwhisky”
Elisa Pierandrei

“There are many reasons for the outward appearance of my works of art but the main one is the well-thought-out reason for creating them in the first place, as a consequence, there’s no middle ground when it comes to my style. Either you love it or loathe it, whatever the outcome, both flatter me.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“you can find inspiration in anything if you look at it in the right way, marks and stretch in the walls can be used to discover a new texture, or you can experiment with stones and everyday objects.
it just a matter of finding something that intrigues you visually and figuring out how you can explore these everyday findings and incorporate them into your way of working”
Jonny Wan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When you change you are illustrating the fact that it can be done. And what people need today are illustrations.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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