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Whether or not your work was included in this show should not discourage you from continuing your artistic pursuits. (Jane Fulton Alt)

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year. (Joseph Barbera)

-New York Times, 1985...
I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, 'To hell with you.' (Saul Bellow)

-Dear James: Letters to a Young Illustrator...
If you send your work to the magazines, you may be in for a shock. You may get a rejection note. The worst kind. A printed form. And probably you will be shattered. Shattered. (R. O. Blechman)

-on Edouard Manet...
Manet... still endeavored to show in the Salon, and was bitterly disappointed when he was rejected. (Richard J. Boyle)

-advice to writers...
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. (Ray Bradbury)

Do not take rejection personally... Every time you feel you've failed or have bruised feelings, crowd those thoughts out of your head with a personal moment that works... The art world is a series of daily adjustments... (Harley Brown)

Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. (Albert Camus)

I think all great innovations are built on rejections. (Louis-Ferdinand Celine)

The effects of rejection can either kill your muse or change your life. (Jane Champagne)

Well I've seen your flag on the marble arch and love is not a victory march, it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah. (Leonard Cohen)

If you can't paint, paint Big. (Audrey Flack)

It is necessary to put yourself out for rejection, and accept that you will be rejected. (Robert Genn)

We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way. (Earl G. Graves)

Early on get rid of the idea of rejection, so that you can receive rejection over and over again. (George Green)

Galleries are going to reject you, people are going to say insensitive things about your work, critics are going to ignore you and family members are going to plot to steal your painting time but you have to pick yourself up and go back at it. (Cathie Harrison)

-on Caravaggio...
Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius. (Robert Hughes)

I really wish I was less of a thinking man, and more a fool who's not afraid of rejection. (Billy Joel)

Rejection can disappoint you, depress you and may even stop you in your tracks... learn not to take rejection so personally... if you're honest with yourself and believe in your work, others will too. (Bev Jozwiak)

My rejection letters have been more encouraging lately. (Bev Jozwiak)

Rejection is part of the job description for anyone in the arts... one must have a sense of purpose... of where you want to go with your art, and no one decides that but you. Seek relevance instead of approval. (Jackie Knott)

Rejection is God's protection. (Mark Kostabi)

Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

My rejection at the Salon brought an end to my hesitation [to settle in Paris] since after this failure I can no longer claim to cope... alas, that fatal rejection has virtually taken the bread out of my mouth. (Claude Monet)

Painting has been a smiling mistress to many, but she has been a cruel jilt to me; I did not abandon her, she abandoned me. (Samuel Morse)

Oh, great reviews are the worst. They mislead you more than the bad ones, because they only fuel your ego. Then you only want another one, like potato chips or something, and the best thing you get is fat and bloated. I'd rather just refuse, thanks. (Chazz Palminteri)

As long as I keep getting rejected, I know I must be doing something right. (Suzanne Partridge)

-The War of Art
Evolution has programmed us to feel rejection in our guts. This is how the tribe inforced obedience, by wielding the threat of expulsion. Fear of rejection isn't just psychological; it's biological. It's in our cells. (Steven Pressfield)

Learn to eat rejection – it will make you stronger. (Bob Ragland)

-attributed...
If you can't make it good, make it big. (Paul Rand)

Success is buried on the other side of rejection. (Anthony Robbins)

-about a work he created that was so realistic, he was accused of creating the work from a mold...
How painful it is to find that my figure can be of no help to my future... how painful to see it rejected on account of a slanderous suspicion! (Auguste Rodin)

Coping with rejection is an important skill to learn and understand when navigating the Art World. Rejection and disinterest is the rule, not the exception. (Paul Russo)

There is a large degree of trust in working creatively... people are so defined by their work, it becomes very personal: you reject an idea, you're rejecting a person. (Nina Sadowsky)

Artistic rejection is like taking cod liver oil; they say it's good for you, you know they're right, but it can be still tough to swallow. (Ian Semple)

How you react to rejection is important. It is not the rejection of others that truly affects us, the problem occurs when... that rejection by others causes us to 'reject' ourselves. (Chris Tyrell)

Constant acceptance breeds complacency and mediocrity. Rejection breeds determination and ultimate success. (Robert Wade)

Rejection is the natural course of things. (Eric Walters)

Rejection is a speck, like a bit of unwanted debris, imbedded like a pebble in our psyche, and it stays there niggling away and undermining our self-confidence until we feel strong enough to pull it out. (Janet Warrick)

Many days you will want to give up because of rejections and failures. Passion to be an artist will help you prevail where others fail. (Jack White)


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