As you stay indoors and social distance, these quotes have the power to inspire you to make something motivational for the world during these difficult times.

Like now, there are times when we are stuck creatively or during the process of producing ideas out of our minds. For some people, they listen to music, watch movies, eat, sleep, or hang out with friends. But none of those saves you time and money like reaching for a notepad you have written inspirational and motivational messages that you are able to read instantly and get you working almost immediately.

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The beautiful quotes in this article carry so much positive force with them, will provide you with the power to clear your head and brain in the process of thinking of and planning on an idea. And making it a reality that is achieved. 

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  • This quote by Dorothea Lange cannot be overlooked: 

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – 

Your art should be created out of the present events taking place at this time in the world when Coronavirus Disease is spreading and the world continues to change. The quote describes how anything you do now determines the regard you get after you stop creating art and how people will remember your legacy.

 

  • These quotes from Johnson Eziefula provides deep insight about who you should be as an artist and your role in society: 

 

“Art is either Revolution and Plagiarism. Be Revolutionary!” 

The quote is explained in his own words; “I’d advise young artists to be true to themselves, self-discovery is a process, grow through it. Don’t try to copy, discover your style, keep researching, combine concepts and content till you discover something particular to you. Don’t get frustrated, neither should you quit, I was once there, still growing and not where I want to be as well. Stay focused and keep making art, you create value and the world needs you.”

“The troubled state of the average individual in the global society of today is fast becoming naturalized, hence my undying quest to spark a change, regardless of how little, call me a rebel within.”

An artist should use their medium of creating art as a platform to represent the voiceless and inspire change in society. Of course, the government might see this as a rebellious act but this is one of those secret elements that have made most Nigerian artists well positioned internationally. However, besides international positioning and recognition, using your photographs, sculptures, etc to depict the suffering of the hopeless and helpless is something to live for as an artist.

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  • You will also find these two quotes from Georgia O’Keeffe really interesting: 

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” 

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American Artist generally referred to as the “Mother of American Modernism”. Her first quote as contained in this article is encouraging you as an artist to express yourself through your art. While she shared her mind with color and shapes, you can do the same in your own way or medium. Basically, you should be more interested in creating artworks that speak for or represent you. Something unique instead of following the crowd. And being a puppet to trends. 

‘’I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.’’

The second quote exposes you to the fact that the most successful artists, entrepreneurs, celebrities have survived and succeeded not because of the absence of fear and the presence of constant confidence. But they got all the domestic fame, money, international recognition, etc because they did not give in to the fear of failure, being irrelevant, stagnant, etc. Also, you should not let the fear of any kind stop you from creating art or doing art in a way that appeals to you. 

Share in the comment section the quote you find most interesting and inspiring. Your personal view and understanding of each quote are welcome.

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