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-South African novelist...
With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self-consciousness was born. I desired to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books. (Peter Abrahams)

Matisse renovates rather than innovates. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Painting has helped me to become more attentive and attuned to the world around me. It is as if I have undergone an 'awakening.' (Jil Ashton-Leigh)

Good art looks new because the artist has recombined something old to make something better. (Darby Bannard)

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. (Margaret Fairless Barber)

I love my old paintings as postulates, as fresh starting points, but I have to destroy them. I have to make a new manifesto. (Georg Baselitz)

Be willing to shed some old habits. Erase what has gone on before. Take risks. Let go! Clear the deck! Jump right into the water! (Mary Todd Beam)

Art is the reordering of nature – the qualities of space and time – in new perceptual and material form. (Daniel Bell)

Creative experience foreshadows a new Heaven and a new Earth. (Nikolai Berdyaev)

Be like the fox / who makes more tracks than necessary, / some in the wrong direction. / Practice resurrection. (Wendell Berry)

Every new painting starts out as a comeback. (Joseph P. Blodgett)

It is not our job to remain whole. / We came to lose our leaves / Like the trees, and be born again, / Drawing up from the great roots. (Robert Bly)

You can't dig a new well by digging the same hole deeper. (Edward de Bono)

I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman. (David Bowie)

An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it. (Robert Bresson)

My sun sets to rise again. (Robert Browning)

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. (Pearl S. Buck)

As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them - to restock the trout pond, so to speak. (Julia Cameron)

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. (Joseph Campbell)

Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching. (Emily Carr)

Painting transports me into another dimension which, quite literally, refreshes parts of the soul which other activities can't reach. (Prince Charles)

-When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times...
Everything is fresh, the essence of realization. (Pema Chodron)

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

When I feel a little confused... the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart. (Raoul Dufy)

So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. (Brian Eno)

Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness. (Northrop Frye)

Let the juices that are stirred into new life flow at this creative bloodletting of our artistic beings. (Zoltan Galos)

The cyclone ends. The sun returns; the lofty coconut trees lift up their plumes again; man does likewise. The great anguish is over; joy has returned; the sea smiles like a child. (Paul Gauguin)

New surroundings have a way of returning attention to areas that may have become rote. (Sara Genn)

Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

-at the end of a rehearsal day...
Astonish me in the morning! (Sir William Tyrone Guthrie)

The sun is new each day. (Heraclitus)

Every generation needs a new revolution. (Thomas Jefferson)

We have defined art as the life form and aesthetic art as the life renewal: the stimulating, animating, agitating, inspiring, inspirational, fermenting, fascinating fanaticising, explosive and outrageous: the renewal of the unknown. (Asger Jorn)

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. (John F. Kennedy)

You have to operate from the sense of everything is new and you're starting again. (Nicole Kidman)

Morning always comes. (Barbara Kingsolver)

I want to be as though new-born, knowing nothing, absolutely nothing... Then I want to do something modest; to work out by myself a tiny, formal motive, one that my pencil will be able to hold without technique. (Paul Klee)

I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month. (Dean Koontz)

Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it. (Ninon de L'Enclos)

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait. (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)

Revolutionary politics, revolutionary art, and oh, the revolutionary mind, is the dullest thing on earth... What a stupid word! What a stale fuss! (Wyndham Lewis)

Every generation renews itself in its own way; there's always a reaction against whatever is standard. (Sol LeWitt)

-on sketching trip with Tom Thomson...
Turning points in my life... the bush, the trails, lakes, waterfalls... moving camp from one wonderful lake to another... the companionship of a great individual, a wonder with canoe, axe and fish line. (Arthur Lismer)

Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly. (James Russell Lowell)

Every morning is a new garden. (Leza MacDonald)

There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous... than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely the lukewarm defense in those who gain by the new ones. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

No great inner event befalls those who summon it not. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

Art is the river that runs through my life. I drink from it as often as I can to refresh myself. (Loretta Marvel)

The way to recover the meaning of life and the worthwhileness of life is to recover the power of experience, to have impulse voices from within, and to be able to hear these impulse voices from within - and make the point: This can be done. (Abraham Maslow)

I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it. (Henri Matisse)

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. (Jim Morrison)

The function of art is to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. (Anais Nin)

A fine artist is one who makes familiar things new and new things familiar. (Louis Nizer)

For I remember it is Easter morn, / And life and love and peace are all new born. (Alice Freeman Palmer)

Once I started reinventing for myself what being an artist was – not going into a studio, but making things on my own terms in response to being out in the world – I started to really enjoy it... I realized that everything else for me was hell. (Cornelia Parker)

Plein air painting renews my 'art spirit' and inspires more creativity in the studio. (Bonnie Paruch)

Do not suppress it - that would hurt you inside. Do not express it - this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it. (Peace Pilgrim)

It's nothing short of a whole new brain... animated by a different form of thinking and a new approach to life. (Daniel H. Pink)

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age. (Frank Pittman)

When artists slip the collar of convention, only then can they roam the forest of new found sites. (Todd Plough)

Throw away those little pieces of paper. Get yourself a big, beautiful canvas. Bring from this nature the most beautiful colors. Find the serene scene within. Find the joy in each corner of your life. Sit still and feel what is within you. Sit still and paint like you have never painted before. (Prem Rawat)

I try to pretend I don't know how to paint, so the experience is new each time. (Charles Reid)

Spin and die, / To live again as butterfly. (Christina Rossetti)

I regularly find myself waking up to art I passed by or simply ignored. (Charles Saatchi)

It's important to do the work that leads to our renewal, clarity and inspiration and then remember to taste it, experience it and let it flow. (Linda Saccoccio)

As the human being feels the paint, new shapes can be created, new colors, new emotions. (Mark Schlesinger)

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I had become a new person; and those who knew the old person laughed at me. The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor. He took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went in with their old measurements and expected them to fit me. (George Bernard Shaw)

-in answer to the question, "Is this the same old Martha or a new and improved Martha?"...
You can say 'new and improved' if you want... But I don't think there was anything quite wrong with the old one. (Martha Stewart)

Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

There's something about standing on the crest of a hill, looking to the horizon, feeling the wind on your face and smelling the sweet smell of freshly turned ground that refreshes your soul. (David Tierney-Kanning)

Renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

The way to be new is to be yourself. (Steve Tourre)

Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits. (Brian Tracy)

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. (Desmond Tutu)

Create each day anew. (Morihei Ueshiba)

A new principle is an inexhaustible source of new views. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. (Marianne Williamson)

It is possible that scientists, poets, painters and writers are all members of the same family of people whose gift it is by nature to take those things which we call common-place and to 're-present' them to us - the world - in such ways that our self-imposed limitations are expanded. (Gary Zukav)


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