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There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. (George Matthew Adams)

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. (Henry Brooks Adams)

On the island of Monhegan, Robert Henri and George Bellows are reported to have had a contest to see who could make the largest number of oil sketches in a single afternoon. (Eunice Agar)

What a comfort just to know / One just one somebody out there / Can play along somewhere somehow / Now it's all written down... (Tony Anony)

Let us grow together, enjoy together... (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations. (Mikhail Bakunin)

Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me. (Toni Cade Bambara)

-Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking...
Artists come together with the clear knowledge that when all is said and done, they will return to their studio and practice art alone. Period. That simple truth may be the deepest bond we share. (David Bayles)

Every little action creates an effect: We are all interconnected. (Yehuda Berg)

Well, we're grasping for two things at once. Partly for communion with others - that's the deepest instinct in us. And partly, we're seeking security. By constant communion with others we hope we shall be able to accept the horrible fact of our total solitude. (Ingmar Bergman)

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are. (Wendell Berry)

None of us is as smart as all of us. (Kenneth Blanchard)

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself. (Pierre Bonnard)

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. (Bono)

Respect your fellow human beings, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. (Bill Bradley)

In those years Picasso and I said things to each other that nobody will ever say again, that nobody could say any more... It was rather like a pair of climbers roped together. (Georges Braque)

There's a powerful transformative effect when you surround yourself with like-minded people. Peer pressure is a great thing when it helps you accomplish your goals instead of distracting you from them. (Po Bronson)

No one is contained by his own skin, but shares his birth, living and death with others... (James Brooks)

The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them. (John Buchan)

Society is a partnership... in all art. It becomes a partnership not only between those who are living but between those who are dead and those who are to be born. (Edmund Burke)

We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death. (Leo Buscaglia)

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. (George W. Bush)

When you follow your bliss, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. (Joseph Campbell)

Neither Imperial Russia, nor the Russia of the Soviets needs me. They don't understand me. I am a stranger to them. I'm certain Rembrandt loves me. (Marc Chagall)

The only way forward is in the direction of a common passion, for nothing in the universe can ultimately resist the cumulative ardor of the collective soul. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

-Civilization...
We are part of a great whole. All living things are our brothers and sisters. (Sir Kenneth Clark)

It's easier to be creative if you've got other people to play with. (John Cleese)

If we are privileged to explore our new horizons with other painters through brush, paper and pigment, we are truly blessed. (Michele Cooper)

We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness. (Ram Dass)

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community. (Dorothy Day)

It's as though we have a higher agenda when we're all working on something together. It seems less selfish, and represents a more noble cause: that we're trying to present the beauty of the world in a similar spirit. (Donald Demers)

There is a wonderful kinship of spirit among those who paint outdoors. While alone, a person can feel very insignificant or very important, but one thing I always feel is one with God and nature. It brings immense joy. (Lorna Dockstader)

Brother sun and sister moon, / I seldom see you, I can't hear your tune; / Preoccupied with selfish misery. / Brother wind and sister air, / Open my eyes to visions pure and fair, / That I might see the glories around me. (Donovan)

And I continued to involve the community of the arts school in themselves... one way that art could do that was to actually reflect the environment that we were in, which included the people that were in it. (Joe Fafard)

Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return. (David Fontana)

Those who work more abstractly have a tendency to cut down those who work more realistically, and those... We need to find a way to make peace amongst ourselves if we think the world will understand us or what we do... We would do well to work together in unity and respect. (Jane Freeman)

Someday we'll find it, that rainbow connection, the lovers the dreamers and me. (Kermit the Frog, Muppet)

If I perceive in another person mainly the surface, I perceive mainly the differences, that which separates us. If I penetrate to the core, I perceive our identity, the fact of our brotherhood. (Erich Fromm)

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. (Mahatma Gandhi)

As a community of artists, we might just keep safe each other's love affair. (Sara Genn)

Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves. (Phyllis George)

-from memoir of Theo's bereaved wife...
In thought I am living wholly with Theo and Vincent, oh, the infinitely delicate, tender and lovely [quality] of that relation[ship]. (Johanna van Gogh)

Gauguin says that when sailors have to move a heavy load or raise an anchor, they all sing together to keep them up and give them vim. That's just what artists lack! (Vincent van Gogh)

Artists have a uniform will to create, to invent methods to match visions, and the concentration on the artistic goal to be achieved against all obstacles. (Robert Goldwater)

We were not meant to do this all alone. We live in community. We all seek community. And yet, we hold back in fear - every fear imaginable holds us back. It takes a village. (Mary A. Gravelle)

Be a brother (or sister) to all struggling artists. (Irwin Greenberg)

A gathering of like-minded souls is a wonderful thing. (Hap Hagood)

There's a kindred spirit in artists, and friendships to be made. I even married one, very gladly... (Shirley Harding)

Through art, mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men. They are the bonds of a great Brotherhood. Those who are of the Brotherhood know each other, and time and space cannot separate them. (Robert Henri)

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never. (Hermann Hesse)

Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand. (Billy Joel)

We all have different insights and experiences to draw from and in the sharing we all grow from the experience. (James Kay)

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. (Helen Keller)

Creativity is a life journey that we do with all fellow creators. Dead or alive is besides the point, since arts are eternal. The creative process is the same regardless of classification... and by skinny dipping the soul in the same creative waters we join the 'hood. (Nader Khaghani)

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe. Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole. All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings, and deeds are listened to by all that is. (Serge Kahili King)

People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. (Dalai Lama)

It benefits all artists to help one another - it raises the whole profession. (T. Allen Lawson)

We are now a tribe of likelihoods. (John Leonard, critic)

No-one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. (Halford E. Luccock)

You're more likely to slip up when you're trying to accomplish your goals by yourself. It may be that you don't have an outer support system in place to help you maintain focus and provide the external encouragement everyone needs. (Lauren Mackler)

Let each of us dream of a community of artists and work to make that dream a reality. (Eric Maisel)

-The World of Perception, 1948...
Everyone is alone and yet nobody can do without other people, not just because they are useful... but also when it comes to happiness. (Maurice Merleau-Ponty)

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. (Michel de Montaigne)

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. (John Muir)

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

We are the creators and creatures of each other, causing and bearing each other's burden. (Nisargadatta)

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. (Sandra Day O'Connor)

We have a stake in one another... what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart, and... if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done for the people with whom we share this Earth. (Barack Obama)

The creative process is my catalyst for change; through it, my work is less about me and more about us. (Haruko Okano)

We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through the unfolding puzzle of life. (Sara Paddison)

Work bears a particular mark of man and of humanity, the mark of a person operating within a community of persons. (Pope John Paul II)

There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community. (M. Scott Peck)

Birds of a feather flock together. (English proverb)

I like the idea of the museum world and the university-academic situation where artists talk to each other or where artists or art students study with artists. (Ad Reinhardt)

-on Claude Monet...
Without him I would have given up. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

The great renewal of the world will perhaps consist in this, that man and maid, freed of all false feelings and reluctances, will seek each other not as opposites, but as brother and sister, as neighbors, and will come together as human beings. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Sincere art brings us together, the brotherhood and sisterhood of mankind. (Yaroslaw Rozputnyak)

There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise. (Rumi)

Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence. (Carl Sandburg)

Even the weak become strong when they are united. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. (Charles Schulz)

Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves and then we have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. (Charles Schulz)

Artistic relationships enrich life's fabric and provide a wealth of validation, encouragement and new perspectives. (Winston Seeney)

A work of art is static; and its value and its weakness lie in being so: but the tuft of grass and the clouds above it belong to our own travelling brotherhood. (Freya Stark)

It was an unusual studio, where its members without conscious effort or charitable impulse – but rather with a spontaneous spirit of good will – inspired each other. It was where we learned that the best returns came from the mutual sharing of our various abilities. (Haddon Sundblom)

Brothers in Art: a friendship so complete. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. (Nikola Tesla)

Morandi suggests we are all single in this world, hoping for independent repose. But our best opportunity for a community of excellence depends upon a collection of enlightened individuals. (Wayne Thiebaud)

Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. (Howard Thurman)

In our age the common religious perception of men is the consciousness of the brotherhood of man – we know that the well-being of man lies in the union with his fellow men. True science should indicate the various methods of applying this consciousness to life. Art should transform this perception into feeling. (Leo Tolstoy)

This family has no outsiders. Everyone is an insider... All are to be held in the incredible embrace of the love that won't let us go. (Desmond Tutu)

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

We are here to help each other through this thing, whatever it is. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

The rubbing of like-minded brains is such a wonderful feeling. (Annette Waterbeek)

Answer that you are here – that life exists and identity, that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. (Walt Whitman)

Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together. (Ron Wickersham)

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin. (Oscar Wilde)

Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind. (Marianne Williamson)

The shared connections of art have the power to expand the human spirit and to touch and heal hearts which can then touch and heal our world. (Joyce Wycoff)

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats)


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