Every year, I pick a quote that inspires me.  I write it at the beginning of my Planner so it’s there to inspire me all year.  Here are a few quotes for you to choose from but feel free to find your own.  If you do find some good ones, please share them in the comments.  Thanks!

“Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” Leonardo da Vinci

“How would an artist with any self-worth act? Act that way.” Julie Cameron

Georgia O’Keeffe quotes:

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

“The artwork labors to create itself. One must only not interfere.” Joyce Carol Oates

“Look not to far afield…Answers lie within. What lies behind us and what lies before is are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Henry Stanley Haskins

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” Erma Bombeck

“Bury doubt under wonder.” Ruth Radlauer

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Pablo Picasso

“Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from.” Jodie Foster

“Don’t let anyone build your world for you. They always build it too small.” Holly Dean

“Everybody should have a chance at a breathtaking piece of folly.” Elizabeth Taylor

“Life begets energy. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” Sarah Bernhardt

“At the center of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu

“When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” Joseph Campbell