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The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner
What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Vincent Van Gogh
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn't hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away.
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.
Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.
The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
Many museums are drawing audiences with art that is ostensibly more entertaining than stuff that just sits and invites contemplation. Interactivity, gizmos, eating, hanging out, things that make noise - all are now the norm, often edging out much else.
I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer's cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing.
A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
One thing I do personally started 20 years ago. I started meditating, and I know twice a day I can kind of let everything drop. It's just about being quiet, like drawing back the day, and it allows me to have energy.
Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
Jean de la Bruyere
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
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