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Notes on Failing

“Talent does not declare itself in an instant.  It is not at the first attempt that one has the honesty to admit one’s inabilities.  How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!…He who has not felt the difficulties of his art does nothing that counts.”                      …

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Making Things Original

“It is all very well to copy what one sees; it is much better to draw what one no longer sees except in memory.  A transformation is effected during which the imagination collaborates with the memory. You reproduce only what has struck you, that is to say what is necessary.”          …

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Simplify, Simplify

“Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes none away…making lines run into each other is not composition.  There must be motive for the connection.  Get the art of controlling the observer, that is composition.”                              …

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Playing it Safe

“I’m always saying to myself: ‘that is not right yet.  You can do better’.  It is rare when I can prevent myself from taking a thing up again…Sometimes it becomes an obsession”                                              …

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