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Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading. (M. H. Abrams)

If a job's worth doing, it's too hard. (Scott Adams)

Achievement of any kind is the crown of effort, the diadem of thought. (James Allen)

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. (James Allen)

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. (Sir Francis Bacon)

There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out. (Mikhail Baryshnikov)

Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts. (Jose Bergamin)

What we have earned by the sweat of our brow, we defend with pride. What we have gained by the accident of birth, we guard with prejudice. (Robert Brault)

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. (Claude M. Bristol)

Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves. (Charlotte Bronte)

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

-The Ring and the Book...
Inscribe all human effort with one word, / Artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete! (Robert Browning)

You cannot paint the Mona Lisa by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters. (William F. Buckley, Jr.)

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, and self-sacrifice. (John Burroughs)

Like any other living, growing thing, love requires effort to keep it healthy. (Leo Buscaglia)

The fact is - nothing comes, at least nothing good. All has to be fetched. (Charles Buxton)

We need to put in effort because we want to do it; because it is our privilege and joy to learn, to test ourselves, experiment and experience. (Leanne Cadden)

It is a lifetime effort to come to grips with being an artistic person. (Bill Cannon)

Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia. (Alexis Carrel)

Success is less interesting than struggle. There is great pleasure in the effort. (Willa Cather)

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves. (Lydia M. Child)

A world where nothing is had for nothing. (Arthur Hugh Clough)

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top. (Paul Coffey)

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. (Salvador Dali)

The act of trying keeps me excited, looking, asking questions and learning. (Doug Dawson)

No matter how smart you are, you're smarter if you take the easy ways when they are available. (Daniel Dennett)

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. (Benjamin Disraeli)

It's never crowded along the extra mile. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving. (Albert Einstein)

For us it is just the trying: all the rest is not our business. (T. S. Eliot)

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Every calling is great when greatly pursued. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Much effort, much prosperity. (Euripides)

The one thing that matters is the effort. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

Ultimately, you want a painting to look effortless, not overworked. (Gay Faulkenberry)

Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details. (William Feather)

Few of us get anything without working for it. (William Feather)

The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort. (Felix Frankfurter)

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. (Thomas Fuller)

If one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort. (Neil Gaiman)

To float like a cloud you have to go to the trouble of becoming one. (Robert Genn)

If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all. (Alberto Giacometti)

Nothing is easy to the unwilling. (Nikki Giovanni)

Meet deadlines. Be better than your word. (Irwin Greenberg)

From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth. (Hakuin)

Perspiration can make up the difference between talent and having none. (Andrew Hamilton)

Be a sincere effort never so misguided, to laugh at it is a breach of faith with decency. (Henry S. Haskins)

Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts. (Joseph Haydn)

Do whatever you must to make painting as effortless as possible, because the more you do it, the easier it gets. (Carolyn Henderson)

Do whatever you do intensely. (Robert Henri)

It must be a sign of talent that I do not give up, though I can get nobody to take an interest in my efforts. (Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel)

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. (Napoleon Hill)

What I really like is minimum effort for maximum effect. (Damien Hirst)

The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. (Aldous Huxley)

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. (Samuel Johnson)

When you start coasting, there is only one way to go, and that is downhill. (Dr. Randy Kerry)

You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them. (Jennifer Lopez)

Conscious effort inhibits and jams the automatic creative mechanism. (Maxwell Maltz)

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. (Orison Swett Marden)

Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way. (Orison Swett Marden)

Almost everyone does just enough to get by. Those who achieve spectacular success also do enough to get by; then they add a little bit of extra effort. That little bit of extra effort makes an enormous difference. (Ralph Marston)

The artist begins with a vision – a creative operation requiring an effort. (Henri Matisse)

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts. (Peter McWilliams)

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all. (Michelangelo)

I hope that something will come out of so much effort... (Claude Monet)

-interview by Allison Meier...
Well, this week's peeve might be... when art writers talk about an artist's 'efforts,' meaning their work. It always sounds patronizing to me, like 'I'll give you an E for effort.' How about the artist's 'effortlessnesses' instead? It's certainly something, or at least the appearance of something, that I aspire to myself. (James Nares)

If a man does his best, what else is there? (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

As is the case in all branches of art, success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by dint of hard work. (Anna Pavlova)

People don't realize what they have when they own a picture by me. Each picture is a phial with my blood. That is what has gone into it. (Pablo Picasso)

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster. (Robert M. Pirsig)

Talent counts for much, but effort counts for more. (Carter Ratcliff)

Plein air works require enormous effort as painters fight the constantly changing light and moving shadows, burning sun and glare, rain and wind, bugs, animals and onlookers. (B. Eric Rhoads)

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. (Anthony Robbins)

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them! (Norman Rockwell)

Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious. (Will Rogers)

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. (Jim Rohn)

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin... (Salman Rushdie)

The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition. (John Ruskin)

Establish a habit of effortless effort and releasing the idea of a preconceived outcome. Discipline and courage are essential and can take us farther than sweat and control. (Linda Saccoccio)

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim. (George Santayana)

Artistic effort without failure is life's path never traveled. (Ian Semple)

It is for the superfluous we sweat. (Seneca)

It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficult, that makes man. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties do not have to be encountered and overcome before any decided means of success can be achieved. (Samuel Smiles)

There's no value in digging shallow wells in a hundred places. Decide on one place and dig deep. Even if you encounter a rock, use dynamite and keep going down. If you leave that to dig another well, all the first effort is wasted and there is no proof you won't hit rock again. (Yoga Sutras)

Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts. (Nikola Tesla)

Art is not delivered like the morning paper; it has to be stolen from Mount Olympus. (Wayne Thiebaud)

Every great success is an accumulation of thousands of ordinary efforts that no one sees or appreciates. (Brian Tracy)

If there is some profound method that offers a quick way, we would rather follow that than undertake arduous journeys and difficult practices. But some manual work and physical effort is necessary. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Effort is a commitment to seeing a task through to the end, not just until you get tired of it. (Author unknown)

Sometimes you try to make it happen instead of just letting it happen. (Ken Venturi)

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. (Denis Waitley)

Some people approach artmaking like the San Diego Chargers approach Football, once they know they are going to get paid, effort goes out the window. (Kim Wyatt)


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