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Emily Carr Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Emily Carr

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You always feel when you look it straight in the eye
that you could have put more into it,
could have let yourself go and dug harder.
- Emily Carr

You come into the world alone and you go out of the
world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while
living than even going and coming.
- Emily Carr

The artist himself may not think he is religious,
but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.
- Emily Carr

You will have to experiment and try things out for
yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing.
That's all right, you are feeling your way into the thing.
- Emily Carr

 

Oh, Spring!
I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration.
My old things seem dead.
I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
- Emily Carr

Life's an awfully lonesome affair.
You come into the world alone and you go out of the
world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while
living than even going and coming.
- Emily Carr

Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
- Emily Carr

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I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost,
learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect.
So still were the big woods where I sat,
sound might not yet have been born.
- Emily Carr

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own,
that you don't know in your own soul.
- Emily Carr

The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they
consider is essentially their field.
Men painters mostly despise women painters.
So I have decided to stop squirming,
to throw any honour in with Canada and women.
- Emily Carr

There is something bigger than fact:
the underlying spirit,
all it stands for, the mood, the vastness,
the wildness.
- Emily Carr

Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things,
and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs.
- Emily Carr

It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.
- Emily Carr

I think that one's art is a growth inside one.
I do not think one can explain growth.
It is silent and subtle.
One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
- Emily Carr

Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helter-skelter magnificence.
- Emily Carr

You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting
of a totem for meaning is attached to every line.
You must be most particular about detail and proportion.
- Emily Carr

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha


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