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Words of Wisdom

Words are beautiful, no? They're inspiring, they're confusing, and some might even say they're tough. At Through the Lens we believe the right words can change the course of a life, or at the very least, a day. Below are a few of our favorite quotes; spoken by some of the most forward-thinking and brilliant minds to ever grace the planet. We hope you'll find them inspiring and just maybe they'll improve your day.

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” - Auguste Rodin

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. - Thomas Merton

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.”  - Neil Gaiman

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” - Albert Einstein

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” - Jean-Luc Godard

‎”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” - Steven Pressfield

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” - Andre Gide

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” - Magdalena Abakanowicz

“A piece of art is never a finished work. It answers a question which has been asked, and asks a new question.” - Robert Engman

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.” - Goethe

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.” - Martha Graham

“I will be an artist or nothing!” - Eugene O’Neill

“The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.” - Pablo Casals

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” - Edgar Degas

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
- Mother Teresa

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