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“Every artist was first an amateur.”

 

 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.” 
― Chuck Close

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A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.

Charles and Ann Morse

http://www.quotegarden.com/grandparents.html

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“We would also have to say goodbye to the joy of watching this next generation soak up the massive quantities of love their grandmother would have given them, and seeing them learn that there was someone in the world who loved them as much as their parents did: a grandmother who was delighted by all their quirks and who thought they were the most amazing creatures on earth.”

― Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Because all little girls deserve to be protected. Even the daughters of douche bags.”

― Kimberly Wollenburg, Crystal Clean: A mother’s struggle with meth addiction and recovery

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A girl without a mother is like a mountain with no paths; a girl without a father is like a mountain with no streams. 

Kurdish Proverb