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No wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before. (James Truslow Adams)

When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion. (Fred Astaire)

Rip off the greats, and the goods as well. Mimick and make it your own. Try and err. (Leo Babauta)

The true method of knowledge is experiment. (William Blake)

Life is 'trying things to see if they work.' (Ray Bradbury)

It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. (Anthony Burgess)

The Law of Probabilities: the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. (Jack Canfield)

You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That's all right, you are feeling your way into the thing. (Emily Carr)

I love fools' experiments. I am always making them. (Charles Darwin)

We can be creative and generate new breakthroughs, if we're willing to work with ideas from the pool of history – both distant and more recent – despite the potential for our experiments to fail. (Doug Dawson)

Experiment, experiment, experiment - until it finally flows from within you. It is a hard road. But the result is also a deep inner satisfaction. (Jack Dickerson)

What works for one artist doesn't necessarily work for another - try anything and everything and go with what works for you. (Paul Dixon)

My best work is always done... when I'm experimenting. If I stop experimenting I feel it just becomes a drudgery. (William Dobell)

I always say that I'll have a go and see whether the poem works and if it does, then fine. (Carol Ann Duffy)

A theory can be proven by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory. (Albert Einstein)

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Try things against your grain to find out just what your grain really is. (Irwin Greenberg)

Allow yourself to make mistakes and experiment, freeing yourself from the obligation to produce a saleable work every time. (Carolyn Henderson)

To pry into the secrets of this world, we must make experiments. But experiment is a clumsy instrument, afflicted with a fatal determinacy which destroys causality. (Banesh Hoffman)

-on his war art...
I was doing something that the officials or art commission probably didn't consider important... I was experimenting with different kinds of realistic art, impressionism and the more decorative compositions of different forms of painting, which took away from the earlier photographic realism that I was doing. (E. J. Hughes)

As you can see, at my age – 48 – Art is still one big experiment. (E. J. Hughes)

As painting well is difficult, there will be some failings along the way. The element of experimentation is part of creativity, so results are not completely predictable. (Marvin Humphrey)

Regard everything as an experiment. (Corita Kent)

With experimentation comes surprise and discovery. (Kim Lee Kho)

-after years of painting exclusively outdoors...
I've started to experiment [in the studio] with texturing the canvas, building up the surface with large brushes, palette knife or fingers. I want to say more in my art. (T. Allen Lawson)

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering. (Aldo Leopold)

We experiment and copy and ultimately find our own way to put paint on the canvas. (Kim Fancher Lordier)

In experimental art, men are given the exact specifications of coming violence to their own psyches from their own counter-irritant or technology... But the counter-irritant usually proves a greater plague than the initial irritant, like a drug habit. (Marshall McLuhan)

The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of 'how to do.' The salvation of photography comes from the experiment. (Laszlo Moholy-Nagy)

How and when to try new things and to what degree are critical... Too soon and too radical a change and you may not master anything or develop a style. (oliver)

Experimentation keeps new ideas rising to the surface. (Joseph Orr)

To stay fresh, I constantly experiment... (Jim Pallas)

I don't think it's necessary for artists to have any formal training in painting or art history, but I do think it's essential to continually experiment with different subject matter, types of paint and methods of painting. (Ron Parker)

I have never made radically different experiments. Whenever I wanted to say something, I said it the way I believed I should. (Pablo Picasso)

If it's not broken, tinker with it till you find out how it works. (Bob Proctor)

Only when you free yourself to be a mere beginner again, which implies experimentation, do you progress to the next level of excellence... (Stella Reinwald)

I didn't think; I experimented. (Wilhelm Roentgen)

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. (Will Rogers)

Art, like life, should be free, since they are both experimental. (George Santayana)

Art is realm of thought experiments that quicken, sharpen and sweeten our being in this world. (Wendy Steiner)

I would say to any artist: 'Don't be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.' (Edward Weston)

Art flourishes where there is a sense of nothing having been done before, of complete freedom to experiment; but when caution comes in you get repetition, and repetition is the death of art. (Alfred North Whitehead)

Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings. (Edward O. Wilson)


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