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The Artist's Life: A Collection of Quotes

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"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard." — Anne Sexton

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"Find something only you can say." — James Dickey

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"Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. it's the one and only thing you have to offer." -- Barbara Kingsolver

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"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." — Ray Bradbury

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"Inspiration comes of working every day." — Charles Baudelaire

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"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art." — Junot Diaz

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"You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you." — Maya Angelou

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great." — Mark Twain

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"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing." — Georgia O'Keeffe

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"The role of the artist is to not look away." —  Akira Kurosawa

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