"Seek art from every time and place, in any form, to connect with those who really move you."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Martha Beck 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."Martha Beck on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Martha Beck on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Martha Beck on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Martha Beck on Oscar Wilde
"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
"Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be."