Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Natalie's Inspiring Quotes part 1

Hello! For those who do not know ...or can't tell, I am a HUGE quote person. I have decided to compile a list of quotes that inspire me. A lot have to do with art and creation, but there are some that deal with life and love and other themes as well. I hope they can move you as they have moved and helped me.....and please, if there are quotes that speak to you, share them with me! I would love to have more in my collection! And who knows what is going to spark some inspiration!

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." ~Morrie
When waging war on the battlefield of creation vs. destruction, the warrior often finds that there are those in his or her company whose patience and rigor falters in the face of a seemingly indefatigable foe. but for every hundred of those fallen disgraced soldiers, there are one or two true brothers and sisters who will fight at our side until the end of time; and it is them that we honor and adore....i heard a good quote recently that went something like "the darkest shadows follow those who carry the brightest light." be buoyant, sister-clown. eyes open, mouth wide, eyebrows up! ~ Drew Gilbert

Life is about living to create and do; about making the world a better place as you go throughout it. Happiness, therefore, is a by-product, and is not something to be pursued. Do what you are meant to do with your life, and happiness will come.~ George Bernard Shaw

It has not been definitively proved that the language of words is the best possible language. And it seems that on the stage, which is above all a space to fill and a place where something happens, the language of words may have to give way before a language of signs whose objective aspect is the one that has the most immediate impact upon us. ~ANTONIN ARTAUD

 The genius of clowning is transforming the little, everyday annoyances, not only overcoming, but actually transforming them into something strange and terrific. It is the power to extract mirth out of nothing and less than nothing. ~Grock

The clown has great importance as part of the search for what is laughable and ridiculous in man. We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us and which society does not allow us to express. Jacques Lecoq

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. ~ Oscar Wilde

Let the world feel the full weight of who you are ~ Steve Snyder 

Words were the decoration on the skirts of action. ~ Meyerhold. 

I have spent the day mixing greens and yellows with blades of grass, threads from my shirt, and sticks, and how I am beginning to feel I have found my own uniqueness in my own art. ~Van Gogh

Keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hur can perhaps answer. ~Rilke

"When we are on stage, we are in the here and now."

"The eye is the window of your soul."

"Love art in yourself and not yourself in art."

"Bring yourself to the part of taking
hold of a role, as if it were your own life. Speak for your character in your own person. When you sense this real kinship to your part, your newly created being will become soul of your soul, flesh of your flesh."

to be continued....

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