On Ability: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after he grows up.

On good: I asked how can you ever be sure that what you write is really any good at all and
               he said you can't. You can never be sure. You die without knowing whether
               anything you write was any good. If you have to be sure don't write.
                                                                                                                  W.S. Merwin

On chaos: When I begin a piece, I have no preconceived idea of what I will find. I have no
                plan except to create an initial state of disorder and then to impose order on it.
                I find it easier to make order out of chaos than to make something out of nothing.
                                                                                                            Elizabeth Darrow 

On play: What we play is life.
                   Louis Armstrong
              The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play
              instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
                                                                                                            C.G. Jung

On creativity: Why should we all use our creative power...? Because there is nothing that
                      makes people so generous, joyful, indifferent to fighting and the
                      accumulation of objects and money .
                                                                                                             Brenda Ueland

On Depression: In a dark time the eye begins to see.
                                               Theodore Roethke

On life: All the arts we pratice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
                                                                                 M.C. Richard

On Courage: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
                                                                                  Anais Nin

On tools for a lifetime: ...not that everyone will become an artist. It's the only thing that
                                   helps helps them (children) develop as an individual. It gives them a
                                   window into who they are.
                                                                      Ruth Izawa, Japanese-American Artist