I love this quote by artist Sol LeWitt, from his NY Times obit -
"To the sculptor Eva Hesse, he once wrote a letter while she was living in Germany and at a point when her work was at an impasse. “Stop it and just DO,” he advised her. “Try and tickle something inside you, your ‘weird humor.’ You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool.” He added: “You are not responsible for the world — you are only responsible for your work, so do it. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be.”
Here is another great one from him -
"Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically"
Sol LeWitt passed away a few months ago, but I just discovered these quotes, and his work. A very sad loss - his work and his thoughts are so wise and inspiring. I'm going to pin these quotes up in my studio.