Pearls from artists* # 245
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
Just as a puppy dog strives to become nothing but simply a dog and as thoroughly a dog as possible, one has to grow into art as the mode of existence for which one’s heart and lungs were made, as the only appropriate option. If one chances upon art from the outside, it ends up being nothing but a bad disguise, and life, in its unshakeable honesty, takes it upon itself to tear off this masquerade.
The Poet’s Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke, edited and translated by Ulrich Baer
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Posted on April 26, 2017, in An Artist's Life, Art in general, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes, Studio and tagged "The Poet's Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke", art, Rilke, Ulrich Baer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.