Quotes on Motivation

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Think anew.” – Abraham Lincoln, as quoted by Captain Kirk

“Repetition is the death of art.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“I had followed Impressionism to the utmost limits and was forced to come to the conclusion that I could neither paint nor draw. I had reached a dead end.”
– Pierre Auguste Renoir (Bruno Scheider’s book, p. 68)

“Two roads diverged in a wood, And I —
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost

“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s.” – William Blake

“I passionately hate the idea of being with it;
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.” – Orson Welles

“Art is not a mirror. Art is a hammer.” – Bertolt Brecht

“Art is not the truth, but a lie that allows us to approach the truth” — Picasso

“The majority is always wrong.” -Henrik Ibsen

“No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus

“Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.” – Ecclesiastes 11:1

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – stolen

“A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.” – Robertson Davies

“I do not know what I may appear to the world;
but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore,
and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
– Isaac Newton

“In every revolution, there’s one man with a vision.” – Captain Kirk, in “Mirror, Mirror”

“One should always be a little improbable.” – Oscar Wilde

“It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.” – Isaac Asimov