There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Congratulations offer more potential than cash. The amount of available cash is limited, but managers have an unlimited supply of congratulations. It's important to pay people fairly, but managers also should heap on congratulations and feed people's souls.
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat.
A painter is always overjoyed when anybody pays any attention to him at all, puts him in any category, calls him anything - as long as they call him something.
Nothing is as empowering as real-world validation, even if it's for failure.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer.
At first you can stand the spotlight in your eyes. Then it blinds you. Others can see you, but you cannot see them.
I am known in parts of the world by people who have never heard of Jesus Christ.
Exposure and attention make a work famous - the more you talk about it, the more attention it gets, the more validity it achieves.
I never know what to tell young people when they come here. It could never happen for anyone they way it happened for me. It was all an accident.
My reputation has grown slowly.
I have been sent more ridiculous press notices. People are frequently comparing my work with Van Gogh... I do hope I do not get bloated and self-satisfied. When proud feelings come I step up over them to the realm of work, to the thing I want, the liveness of the thing itself.
No dealer, curator, buyer or critic, or any existing combination of these, can be depended on to produce a reputation that is more than a momentary flurry.
Not all, but too many of the best writers, composers, and artists of our time begin to be acclaimed only when they no longer have anything to say and take to performing instead of stating.
One is also reminded of how, in art, the tortoise so often overtakes the hare.
I'm making some of the greatest art being made now. It'll take the art world ten years to get around to it.
As you become known, the demands on you are such that you get less and less time to do the things you want to do. But if there are no demands, then that means nobody wants to read what you're doing anyway, so you're stuck.
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