“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder”

E.B. White

“I’m a full-time believer in writing habits…You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is simply something that has to be assisted all the time by physical and mental habits or it dries up and blows away…Of course you have to make your habits in this conform to what you can do. I write only about two hours every day because that’s all the energy I have, but I don’t let anything interfere with those two hours, at the same time and the same place.”

Flannery O’Connor

“One Egyptian word for sculpture was actually “he who keeps alive.””

— Gombrich

“Wherever there is first hand experience, searching passionate interest in things, and the translations of the experience into new and coherent forms, the shapes and colors of which are determined by the unique personality of the maker, there is art.”

— Thomas Craven