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It is the satisfaction we derive from 'going there' in contrast to the satisfaction derived from 'getting there.' Recreation provides 'the pause that refreshes.' It recreates creators. (Russell L. Ackoff)

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice. (Lord Acton)

In my line of business, there's no better feeling than having a real nice work that you're really satisfied with. (Gregg Allman)

Nothing gives quite the satisfaction that doing things brings. (Sherwood Anderson)

Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle. (Marcus Aurelius)

Art is there for nourishment, not explication. (Darby Bannard)

The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. (David Bayles)

Stopping and starting a painting for me is like being interrupted in the process of making love. Will I be able to go there again? I hate going back into a painting. (Brenda Behr)

I have a sort of inner conviction that for all the possible limitations of my mind and the disturbing effects of my processes, for all the contradicting struggles and failures I have gone through, I have come to something that is in the image of America and the American people of my time. (Thomas Hart Benton)

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying. (Ingmar Bergman)

I am proud only of those days that pass in undivided tenderness. (Robert Bly)

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied. (Julia Margaret Cameron)

-when Casals (age 93) was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day...
I'm beginning to notice some improvement. (Pablo Casals)

I wished to copy nature. I could not. But I was satisfied when I discovered the sun, for instance, could not be reproduced, but only represented by something else. (Paul Cezanne)

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

Do it right or don't do it at all. That comes from my mom. If there's something I want to do, I'm one of those people that won't be satisfied until I get it done. (Ray Charles)

I am easily satisfied with the very best. (Winston Churchill)

Nothing can permanently please, which doesn't contain in itself the reason why it is so, and not otherwise. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. (Salvador Dali)

I get great satisfaction in creating a visual oasis to gaze at for a moment of peaceful escape from the turbulent world. (Evelyn Dayman)

If it doesn't sit right I'm not really saying it. Getting it to sit right is another thing – complicated, time-consuming, wasteful. It comes around to what is contained in 'sitting right.' This is what the picture is about. (Richard Diebenkorn)

Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie. (Lawrence Durrell)

Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

I want an ending that's satisfying... coherent and feels like an ending. I don't like when it just seems to putter out. I mean, life is chaotic enough. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

I suppose what is most gratifying to me is the continual sense of discovery in the painting process, which is one of change and adaptation. (Joan Ashley Evanescent)

It is so easy to delude yourself that you have done a masterpiece! Each time you have to tell yourself, 'I've simply got to do better.' (Ken Flitton)

Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. (Margaret Fuller)

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. (Mahatma Gandhi)

The critics can say stupid things and we can enjoy them, if we have the legitimate feeling of superiority – the satisfaction of a duty accomplished. (Paul Gauguin)

I got rhythm, / I got music, / I got my man – / Who could ask for anything more? (Ira Gershwin)

Without the element of uncertainty... the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. (J. Paul Getty)

The only person you have to please, with your art, is yourself. (Don Getz)

From the satisfaction of desire there may arise accompanying joy and, as it were sheltering behind it, something not unlike despair. (Andre Gide)

I have always liked it, it is still my favorite book. I do not like my writing, but I like this book... I wish I liked my own writing more, but like all of us, I am trapped inside my own skin. (William Goldman)

If a painting of mine suits me, it is right. If it does not please me, I care not if all the great masters should approve it or the dealers buy it. They would be wrong. (Arshile Gorky)

I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect. (Temple Grandin)

Successful men are influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do. (Albert Gray)

Don't settle for yourself at your mediocre level. (Irwin Greenberg)

One cannot demand of art that it pay you in any other way than in the satisfaction of the work itself. (Uta Hagen)

Upon examination, it will be frequently discovered that it was not really the goal that was desired, but the satisfaction that was associated with it. (David R. Hawkins)

-b.1884 d.1949, series "Little Gems" painted in 1940's...
This last group of pictures I shall never forget. In them was the best Higgins quality, a lyrical charm added to his lovely color... He always had, as do most good artists, an instinct that guided his form structure... And he put all he had into this dozen of small canvases... All works of love: love of his simple subjects and of his craftsmanship. (Victor Higgins)

If Heaven had only granted me five more years, I could have become a real painter. (Katsushika Hokusai)

You know your painting is right when you view the universe, select the segments that inspire you, record them and you clearly see what is not there. (Valerie Kent)

I'm not sure what [my latest works are] about but I'm convinced they're the best things I've done and I'm going to the world's best museums with them. (Mark Kostabi)

Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself... Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Dalai Lama)

All lasting satisfactions come from investment of time and effort. (Gary Lanthrum)

One of life's most fulfilling moments occurs in that split second when the familiar is suddenly transformed into the dazzling aura of the profoundly new. (Edward B. Lindaman)

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close / Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. (George Lorimer)

Since I am the creator of the painting and the first real 'viewer' – when I feel satisfied, I put the brushes down and hope that someone else will feel satisfied too. (David Lussier)

When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write. (Norman Mailer)

You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing. (Orison Swett Marden)

It is an enormous satisfaction to be doing something that you really like doing, and it is also a way of recharging my batteries. (Queen Margrethe II)

Creation not destruction brings satisfaction and happiness. (Ian Massey)

Above all, an artist must never be too easily satisfied with what he has done... (Henri Matisse)

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk. (H. L. Mencken)

One day I am satisfied, the next day I find it all bad; still I hope that some day I will find some of them good... (Claude Monet)

Sometimes the remnants of paint produce only a fraction of one and we must be content with it. (Alex Nodopaka)

The painter goes through states of fullness and evaluation. That is the whole secret of art. (Pablo Picasso)

People get satisfaction from living for a cause that's greater than themselves. They want to leave an imprint. (Daniel H. Pink)

At times I come across works of mine which are soundly done and really in my style, and at such moments I find great solace. (Camille Pissarro)

Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will. (Ezra Pound)

A bellyful is a bellyful. (Francois Rabelais)

I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance. But the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased. (Odilon Redon)

Eventually the satisfaction gets greater with each effort. (William F. Reese)

And so a picture emerges that may look quite good for a while, so airy and colourful and new. But that will only last for a day at most, at which point it starts to look cheap and fake. And then the real work begins - changing, eradicating, starting again, and so on, until it's done. (Gerhard Richter)

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. (George Bernard Shaw)

I love an art which allows me to document my place in this mix... This is my past and my future. It has its own logic and finally, its own sense of fulfillment. (Burton Silverman)

-interview, Art of Watercolor, Dec, 2011...
Some paintings burst out of the starting gate but lose my interest over time; others take a while for me to appreciate. I feel best about the ones that require faith in my own instincts while meandering through the labyrinth of uncertainty, poised on the precipice of disaster. (Nicholas Simmons)

The fulfillment of being an artist... is in the doing, or the 'joy of process', and the pleasure and excitement of striving for perfection... (Suzy Smith)

It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. (Wallace Stevens)

There's a big difference between satisfaction and true pride – the latter meaning a deft touch of joy after accomplishing something really good. (Asterio Tecson)

-on learning...
The greater the satisfaction or discomfort, the greater the strengthening or weakening of the bond to behaviour. (E. L. Thorndike)

If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes. (Mark Twain)

Paradise is where I am. (Voltaire)

Preparing for an exhibition in 2000, Jack Madson at last finished to his satisfaction an abstract painting he had begun in 1957. He did so by photographing the original piece, then reworking sections of it by first applying brushstrokes in miniature directly on top of the color photo print, and finally, when he'd solved all of the problems, repainting those portions of the canvas. 'Time means nothing,' he said. 'You've got to get it right, until it looks like it does in your mind.' (Stewart Wachs)

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. (Denis Waitley)

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found. (George E. Woodberry)

Fulfillment is structured in achievement, Achievement is structured in action, Action is structured in thinking, Thinking is structured in knowledge, Knowledge is structured in consciousness. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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