"The art of love is largely the art of persistence."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Albert Ellis on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Albert Ellis on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Albert Ellis on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Albert Ellis on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Albert Ellis on Oscar Wilde
"I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public."
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
"We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today."
"People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change."
"People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection."