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The more you create, the more you become the truly unique human being you are called to be. (Cristina Acosta)

The friction of inspiration against imagination creates the spark of unique visions. (David Allio)

It is vital for artists to nurture and protect that which will make their vision unique. (Jane Fulton Alt)

If you have ambitions to go beyond your dreams, you should not seek to copy others' styles, but rather aim to acquire the fundamentals of the timeless principles of academic school, which is a prerequisite for the development of your Uniqueness as an Artist. (Igor Babailov)

Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it. (Tallulah Bankhead)

Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique. (Elizabeth Bowen)

-on the Impressionists...
They quietly fashioned a new way of painting and made impressionism as a movement unique in the history of art up to its time. (Richard J. Boyle)

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. (Charlotte Bronte)

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike. (Thomas Browne)

Everything is normal. It's just that some normal things are weirder than other normal things. (Steven Karl Zoltan Brust)

Every person born in this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique and every man or woman's foremost task is the actualization of his or her unique, unprecedented and never recurring possibilities. (Martin Buber)

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. (Coco Chanel)

And now for something completely different... (John Cleese)

Creators care nothing for their systems except that they be unique. (Leonard Cohen)

Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness. (Doug Coupland)

All cases are unique and very similar to others. (T. S. Eliot)

Different times of year, the humidity - all make a scene unique from the time before. I've painted a particular field dozens of times, and each one is different. (Peter Fiore)

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. (Neil Gaiman)

Within the strokes of various artists we see the reason they are able to keep at it - their strokes are unique and this fact makes them feel unique. (Cesar Girolamo)

-to Agnes DeMille, in Dance of the Piper...
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. The world will not have it. (Martha Graham)

Commandment Number One of any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different. (David Grayson)

-In a Time of Googling, Grow Where You Are Planted
As far as we are complete as persons and artists, we express what is important in our lives. Sometimes that is drawn from the local, and sometimes from the remote and exotic. If we are considered Regionalists, then let us be so by our own free will. Let others categorize us as they want, but let us be as unique as we choose to be. (Gary John Gresl)

It is a perception that each of us is unique in the universe and yet shape, form and color remind us we are elements in nature – that we are all connected. (Andrea Harris)

We are no more alike under the skin than we are on top of it. (Henry S. Haskins)

I narrow-mindedly outlawed the word 'unique.' Practically every press release contains it. Practically nothing ever is. (Fred Hechinger)

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again. (Hermann Hesse)

Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural. There is no single face in nature, because every eye that looks upon it, sees it from its own angle. So every man's spice-box seasons his own food. (Zora Neale Hurston)

Always paint what you feel like painting, even if it makes no sense. There is only one person in the entire world who can see like you - so don't squash that. (Melissa Jean)

Each piece is unique and takes its own time to be realized. I am not concerned with the quantity, but only that they communicate my understanding of life and my craft at that particular time. (Sharon Knettell)

The one big gift each artist gives to the world is his or her uniqueness. We are all existentially alone, yet we try to reach out to others through our art, our writing or our music. (Brian Knowles)

What we do comes from a unique well... we are the filter for an experience that is unlike any other filter in the universe. (Mary Lapos)

Your hopes and dreams, as well as your perception of the world around you, come through in your work and make it unique. (Nita Leland)

We, as a society, can't tolerate very much difference. (Doris Lessing)

Our secrets are really our uniqueness... and very hard to shed. (Kim Fancher Lordier)

You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman. (Max Lucado)

What can possibly be more unique than looking at what everybody else sees and seeing it with an eye that has never come before on this earth and will never come again? (Mary Madsen)

A new painting is a unique event, a birth, which enriches the universe as it is grasped by the human mind, by bringing a new form into it. (Henri Matisse)

It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else. (Henri Matisse)

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. (Margaret Mead)

The painter, being concerned only with giving his impression, simply seeks to be himself and no one else. (Claude Monet)

One is too taken up with all that one sees and hears in Paris, however strong one is, and what I do here [in Etretat] will at least have the merit of being unlike anyone else, at least I believe so, because it will simply be the expression of what I, and only I, have felt. (Claude Monet)

-Anne of Windy Poplars...
It was really dreadful to be so different from other people... and yet rather wonderful, too, as if you were a being strayed from another star. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

-The Forgotten Garden...
We're all unique, just never in the ways we imagine. (Kate Morton)

How glorious it is – and also how painful – to be an exception. (Alfred de Musset)

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

-to her house guests...
Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn. It will never be just like this again. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

You're an original, an individual, a masterpiece. Celebrate that; don't let your uniqueness make you shy. Don't be someone other than the wonder you are. Every star is important to the sky. (Douglas Pagels)

You look at a petal falling to the ground and it means something different from all the other petals you've ever seen. And you file that away in your mind. As an artist I come to grips with these images. (Harold Paris)

Art demands that we use our own unique view. We try to shake our uniqueness to be accepted, yet it is this very alienation which made all the great artists. (Todd Plough)

No two visions are alike. Those who reach the heights have all toiled up the steep mountains by a different route. To each has been revealed a different panorama. (Albert Pinkham Ryder)

As we begin to recognize and familiarize ourselves with our unique perceptions we become potently creative. If we take our visions and wonderment for granted we have less a chance of developing them deeply... (Linda Saccoccio)

The art of Emily Carr is... the art of eliminating all but the essentials... and then setting these down in the starkest, most compressed form. She had no wish to paint, or to describe in words, the things around her as other people saw them. (B. K. Sandwell)

We can never measure up to others, just as they can never measure up to us. We each have individuality, uniqueness, distinctiveness that is God-given. (Linda Schmidt)

The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists. (Artur Schnabel)

You are you and that is true, there's no one in the world who's you-er than you. (Dr. Seuss)

Each artist comes to the painting or sculpture because there he can be told that he, the individual, transcends all classes and flouts all predictions. In the work of art, he finds his uniqueness confirmed. (Ben Shahn)

-Solitude of Self...
Nature never repeats herself and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen. (Wayne Thiebaud)

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. (Henry David Thoreau)

You contain within yourself a unique combination of talents and abilities which, properly identified and applied, will enable you to achieve virtually any goal you can set for yourself. (Brian Tracy)

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. (Brenda Ueland)

None but himself can be his parallel. (Virgil)

There is an ingredient in a painting that only you can put into it. It is your personal reaction to the subject, rather than a report of the facts that are apparent to everybody. (Robert Wade)

I passionately hate the idea of being 'with it.' An artist has always to be out of step with his time. (Orson Welles)

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to to do with the fact that other people want what they want. Indeed, the moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want, and tries to supply the demand, he ceases to be an artist, and becomes a dull or an amusing craftsman, an honest or a dishonest tradesman. (Oscar Wilde)

A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone. It doesn't struggle to be different from a rose. It doesn't have to. It is different. And there's room in the garden for every flower. (Marianne Williamson)


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