To make art, you need a certain discipline. And you need more than that. What else? Here are eight great quotes on discipline plus!

“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

“There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.”– Robert De Niro

“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

“The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him.”– Rachel Carson

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because he has to first forget all the roses that were ever painted.”– Henri Matisse

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

“A work of art is not a matter of thinking beautiful thoughts or experiencing tender emotions. It is a matter of intelligence, skill, taste, preparation, knowledge, discipline and industry; especially discipline.”– Evelyn Waugh

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