Project your mind into your subject until you actually live in it.
I managed to potter along tolerably well in the morning, sitting in the sun and sketching the old buildings... but in the afternoon, sitting in the shade... with stiff fingers and chilled bones... the water froze in little cakes all over the picture.
(H)ope, be it never so faint, bringeth a gleam into darkness, like a little rushlight that costeth but a groat.
The student learns rules but all the rules in the world never make a picture.
When the flood cometh it sweepeth away grain as well as chaff.
I criticise these compositions by analysis but an illustration cannot be made that way - it must be made by inspiration.
I should like to make myself free to all who care to attend my lectures.
I doubt if there is a single really excellent art school now available in New York.
Don't take my criticisms as iron-clad rules but more as suggestions.
I am of use to the younger artists through the advice and criticism which I give them.
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