Do you want to increase your discipline and your devotion? Here are a dozen inspirational quotes to help you do just that!

“People think I am disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”– Luciano Pavarotti

“I had what it takes to make a good artist: sensitivity and tremendous willpower.”– Alice Neel

“I wasted a lot of time just by dreaming of what I was going to do, rather than working. But that is natural of young people.”– Raphael Soyer

“To control the fire is not to kill it. There is beautiful tension in all creation between letting go and forming, the pushing and pulling of color and sound and everything imaginable.”– Janet Morgan

“An artist has to train his responses more than other people do. He has to be as disciplined as a mathematician.”–Wayne Thiebaud

“The scholar specialized in any field will find that the more he knows, the more he will have to learn.”– Alberto Giacometti

“The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, in a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning.”– Paul Gauguin

“For a long time I limited myself to one color–as a form of discipline.”– Pablo Picasso

“Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul. Thus I have passed blindly many things which belong to real life.”– Max Beckmann

“You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas and keep it living and real.”– Edouard Manet

“Painting is a self-disciplined activity that you have to learn by yourself.”– Romare Bearsden

“I’ll take weeks doing watercolor studies I may never use. I’ll drop them on the floor and walk over them. But the communion that has seeped into the subconscious will eventually come out in the final picture.”– Andrew Wyeth

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