Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
THE BATTLE of human evolution is going on.
Join no creed, but respect all for the truth that is in them.
There must be investigations in all directions.
Do not be afraid of new prophets or prophets that may be false.
The student must look things squarely in the face, know them for what they are worth to him.
Go in and find out. The future is in your hands.
—Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
Study of a study for The Virgin Appearing to Saint Bernard, Fillipino Lippi.
The studies (drawings) for renaissance paintings I find are often more beautiful than the paintings made afterwards.