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1. "If a family is an expression of continuity through biology, a city is an expression of continuity through will amd imagination ? through mental choices making artifice, not through physical reproduction."
Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
2. "I am not a commercial industry creator. I don't believe in making art to make money."
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
3. "Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."
Author: Andy Warhol
4. "Forgiveness. The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this because it is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let's face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds). I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe, more than anything, that this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can't write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself."
Author: Ann Patchett
5. "I watched him carefully. He was making art because he has to, and because he's brave enough to try and make contact, right there on the edge of madness, where he dreams."
Author: Anne Lamott
6. "The making of a whole person and the creation of true individuals can only happen by singing and dancing and making art."
Author: Antony Gormley
7. "The compelling thing about making art—or making anything, I suppose—is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a world of substances. Circe, Nimbue, Artemis, Athena, all the old sorceresses: they must have known the feeling as they transformed mere men into fabulous creatures, stole the secrets of the magicians, disposed armies: ah, look, there it is, the new thing. Call it a swine, a war, a laurel tree. Call it art."
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
8. "I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary."
Author: Barbara Kruger
9. "A lot of what making art is, is just being open, and empty. And putting yourself in the right place for things to, literally, come together."
Author: Bill Viola
10. "Making art in America is about saving one's soul."
Author: Charles Simic
11. "Making art is different for everyone."
Author: China Chow
12. "I can certainly throw out some observation about the process of creating which may be of use. Firstly, it's the best & the worst of worlds, because the only fuel you have to make the fire blaze on the page / screen is the stuff of your own being. An artist consumes his or herself in the act of making art. I can feel that consumption even now, sitting here at my desk at the end of a working day. In order to generate the ideas that I have set on the page for the last 10 or 11 hours I have burned the fuel of my own history. This is, obviously a double-edged sword. In order to give, the artist must take from himself. That's the deal. And it's very important to me that the work I do is the best I can make it, because I know what is being burned up to create. As the villain of Sacrament says: "living & dying, we feed the fire."
Author: Clive Barker
13. "I think it's harder than ever to be an artist. I think that you end up, especially as a middle-aged person, you pay such big consequences for saying, 'I'm just going to devote my life to making art,' or 'I'm going to devote my life to writing novels.' You end up with no resources."
Author: Dana Spiotta
14. "It's true that there are people who live the idea of being an artist, as opposed to the idea of making art."
Author: Daniel Alarcon
15. "Something about making art has to do with overcoming things, giving us a clear opportunity for doing things in ways we have always known we should do them."
Author: David Bayles
16. "...hanging out does not make one an artist. A secondhand wardrobe does not make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, nor even HIV - I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay does not make one witty (you can suck a mile of cock, as my friend Sarah Thyre puts it, it still won't make you Oscar Wilde, believe me), the only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out."
Author: David Rakoff
17. "Why is it we don't intervene in the bureaucracy?" asks Chris Bobel, the gender studies scholar, who has noted that many young activists prefer "DIY activism" – making art, changing their own consumer habits, making their own products rather than buying corporate ones. They tell her, "We don't want to be in bed with the enemy," she says. "That's not where change happens. That's old-school activism. We're all about DIY'". Bobel sighs. "A lot of these activists weren't even registered voters."
Author: Emily Matchar
18. "I think making art is something where you think you know, you also know you don't know and you hope - all these things are in play all the time. I think it's what makes the excitement of creativity for the artist."
Author: Eric Fischl
19. "Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."
Author: Henri Bergson
20. "I suspect you've noticed that making art can be lonely."
Author: Jenny Holzer
21. "I'd rather get back to making art than talk about it."
Author: Jock Sturges
22. "The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art."
Author: Joyce Maynard
23. "Making art has taught me that the tiniest smidgen of progress is something to be cherished."
Author: Julia Cameron
24. "I'm making art.Terra"
Author: Justina Chen Headley
25. "I think a lot of making art is listening to yourself."
Author: Kiki Smith
26. "I like Betsy Ross as a model, too, the quilting bee, sitting around with your friends making art, asking what they think, so that you get the benefit of everyone's opinions and so it's not just about you in your you-dom."
Author: Kiki Smith
27. "Its badness is so potent that it seems to undermine the very idea of literature, to expose the whole endeavour of making art out of language as essentially and irredeemably fraudulent"
Author: Mark O'Connell
28. "I'm not making art, I'm making sushi."
Author: Masaharu Morimoto
29. "Having a collection, taking it out, looking at it, reordering it, and putting it away is creative in itself. It doesn't yield a product, like the results of an art, but is stops time, as making art does."
Author: Molly Peacock
30. "If you make art, people will talk about it. Some of the things they say will be nice, some won't. You'll already have made that art, and when they're talking about the last thing you did, you should already be making the next thing.If bad reviews (of whatever kind) upset you, just don't read them. It's not like you've signed an agreement with the person buying the book to exchange your book for their opinion.Do whatever you have to do to keep making art. I know people who love bad reviews, because it means they've made something happen and made people talk; I know people who have never read any of their reviews. It's their call. You get on with making art."
Author: Neil Gaiman
31. "The silver lining of those years when I was trying to get 'Tinkers' published but couldn't were the years when I had to decide, Why do I want to be a writer? I realized that writing is the thing itself; writing is not a means to publication, writing is not a predicate of publication, so I spent years making art for art's sake."
Author: Paul Harding
32. "Gloria was still talking, something about how shooting people was in a sense safer than making art, in terms of avoiding serious lapses in taste."
Author: Rachel Kushner
33. "You get to keep making art as long as you are willing to make the choices that let you make your art."
Author: Seth Godin
34. "During the '70s I was interested in words and meaning as a way of making art."
Author: Sol LeWitt

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