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Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen. (Aeschylus)

It's always a little devil this confidence thing, but don't be afraid of painting with passersby looking over your shoulder. Chances are extremely strong that you are a better painter... (Greg Allen)

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. Doubt and fear are the great enemies of knowledge, and he who encourages them, who does not slay them, thwarts himself at every step. (James Allen)

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. (Anonymous)

Self-confidence in itself, is of no value. It is useful only when put to work. (Anonymous)

If you think you could never do something... stop saying it. You just might surprise yourself. (Leo Babauta)

Simple confidence can change perception of both audience and artist. (Jill Badonsky)

Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct. (Darby Bannard)

I like to think of sketching as the calisthenics of painting. The better one can draw, the more confidence one will have when putting down a brush stroke. (Brenda Behr)

If we all have continuous confidence in our creativity, it would become dull and not very inspiring. (Lida van Bers)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail. (Dorothea Brandt)

The most important element in painting is self-confidence. (J. M. Brodrick)

Walk to your easel casually, but with a dollop of arrogance. (Harley Brown)

Real confidence only comes from study and practice. (Harley Brown)

Self-confidence is not hope; it is the self-judgment of your own internal forces in their relation to the world without, which results from the failure of many hopes and the non-realization of many fears. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Love yourself - accept yourself - forgive yourself - and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. (Leo Buscaglia)

It is very true that we seldom confide in those who are better than ourselves. (Albert Camus)

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. (Thomas Carlyle)

The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity. (Carlos Castaneda)

-to Victor Chocquet...
I should have wished to possess the intellectual equilibrium that characterizes you and permits you to achieve without fail the desired end... Chance has not favoured me with an equal self-assurance, it is the only regret I have about things of this earth. (Paul Cezanne)

There's nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn't. (Amy Chua)

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. (Cicero)

If it looks like art, chances are it's somebody else's art. (Chuck Close)

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. (Robert Collier)

The stroke doesn't have to be accurate, but it must be sure. (Tony Couch)

Inevitably, confidence comes from questioning, reevaluation and revision, which includes not only practice of our craft, but talking about it and writing about it. (Nikki Coulombe)

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. (Dante)

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. (Charles Darwin)

Trust your inner confidence, and feed it with hard, dedicated work and determination, and the willingness to fail. That inner confidence is there. It is inside all of us, even when we do not realize it. Do not undermine it. It is one of the most powerful drivers. (Jack Dickerson)

Confidence is the hinge on the door to success. (Mary O'Hare Dumas)

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I am very confident. I look confident. I act confident. I speak in a confident way... (Milton H. Erickson)

Understand and value your own strengths and have the confidence to exploit those strengths. (John Fitzsimmons)

The landscape with its violent, pure colours dazzled and blinded me. I was always uncertain... (Paul Gauguin)

Sincerity is the surest road to confidence. (David Lloyd George)

One's self-image is very important because if that's in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything. (John Gielgud)

Ignorant nerve plus enthusiasm... (Jon Gnagy)

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. (Baltasar Gracian)

Take pride in your work. Take pride in yourself. (Irwin Greenberg)

You have to live in a state of thinking your painting is good, or you couldn't do it. (Roger de Grey)

The more validation I need, the less discernment I have. (Kurt Hanks)

There's a need to feel a great deal of confidence, but you have to be very sensitive to the inward, frightened, timid side of human nature. (Lynn Harrell)

We have to serve ourselves for many years before we gain our own confidence. (Henry S. Haskins)

I have a confidence in my understanding of formal aesthetics and I don't want to be aware of it or make that my problem. (Eva Hesse)

Identifying process lends a certain confidence that's very comforting when things go awry. (Cassandra James)

I've learned what works and what doesn't, which gives me confidence. (Brian Johnson)

No one can be an artist without a little hard kernel of confidence at one's core. (Charlotte Jones)

People exaggerate their confidence in their plans - something we call the planning fallacy... The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence. (Daniel Kahneman)

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. (Helen Keller)

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. (Charles F. Kettering)

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. (Richard Kline)

All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more. (Oskar Kokoschka)

Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, 'I am of no value,' is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. (Dalai Lama)

Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. (Ann Landers)

Step up or simply get stepped on! (John Di Lemme)

I hold it more important to have the players' confidence than their affection. (Vince Lombardi)

Never ask for approval in your work. Life is your own, inspiration is your own, you create alone, and the results are your own – and that's good enough. (David Louis)

The power of suggestion is a tool everyone should learn to use. It runs hand in hand with trusting your intuition and your own unique inventiveness and painting with confidence. (David Lussier)

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. (Peter T. McIntyre)

Keeping concealed is lack of confidence. Get acquainted with who you are as an artist. (Leslye Miller)

It is rare for me not to hit a stumbling point at some time in the drawing. Either I reach a stage where I think it's not going to work or, if up to that point things have been going well, I become nervous about spoiling it. (Clare Money)

The first action of creating art has much similarity with baseball... each spring, in every town, someone who holds the desire - but is less certain if they can get it over the plate - will always volunteer to throw out the first pitch... (Brad M. Moore)

I was discouraged about life, discouraged about people being blind, but I don't think I had a day that I ever questioned creativity. There has never been a day like that. (Louise Nevelson)

Go on - but don't think you can kill my confidence. I've had experts doing it for years. (John James Osborne)

-b.43 BC d.AD 17/18...
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. (Ovid)

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. (Norman Vincent Peale)

It was important that I learn that what I wanted was no different from what other artists wanted: confidence that I could be my own censor, audience, and competition. (Beverly Pepper)

A little humility is not loss of confidence, it is the basis of confidence. (Stella Reinwald)

An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Don't apologize for who you are or the art you create. (CJ Rider)

-Letters to a Young Poet
May you gain more and more confidence in what is difficult and in your solitude among other people. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Being an artist means not numbering or counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, standing confidently in storms, not afraid that summer may not come. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

When I hesitate, I do not paint. When I paint, I do not hesitate. (Jean-Paul Riopelle)

Although a good painting can begin in several ways, it is the understanding and skillful use of painting material that first gives control and confidence to a painter. (Ted Smuskiewicz)

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. (Earl Gray Stevens)

Your confidence and capability depends on what's happening inside your head. (Dan Sullivan)

You rid yourself of the stigma of self-consciousness when you arrive at the point of uninhibited reason. (Robert R. Toth)

Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside. (Brian Tracy)

Self-confidence comes naturally when your inner life and your outer life are in harmony. (Brian Tracy)

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. (Brian Tracy)

Your self-confidence is directly connected to how much you feel you are making a difference in the world. (Brian Tracy)

Developing confidence is like watching the sun rise. First it seems very feeble and one wonders whether it will make it. Then it shines and shines. (Chogyam Trungpa)

There is nothing that saps one's confidence as the knowing how to do a thing. (Mark Twain)

The ladder of success doesn't care who climbs it. (Frank Tyger)

Kindness in words creates confidence. (Lao Tzu)

If you think you're outclassed, you are; / You've got to think high to rise. / You've got to be sure of yourself / before you can win the prize. (Author unknown)

Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. (Virgil)

Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense. (Tennessee Williams)

A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays / And confident tomorrows. (William Wordsworth)


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