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Re: a little OT: seeking a quote about making art

This may not be the one you're looking for, but it's close:

"Listen, it's really pretty simple. If there's a thing, a scene, maybe, an
image that you want to see real bad, that you need to see but it doesn't
exist in the world around you, at least not in the form that you envision,
then you create it so that you can look at it and have it around, or show it
to other people who wouldn't have imagined it because they perceive reality
in a more narrow, predictable way. And that's it. That's all an artist
does." - Tom Robbins


Beth Lee
Tallahassee, Florida

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Subject: [BKARTS] a little OT: seeking a quote about making art

Hi all - 
This isn't specifically related to book arts, but I am hoping "someone" in
the greater community will be able to help me.  I am looking for a quote I
read a few years ago about making art, but I can't remember the wording, nor
who it was by, though it was by someone well known.

The gist of it, however, was that the things we create are those things we
can't NOT create...or something like that...we create what and when our
inspirations pressure us to.

Does that sound familiar to anyone?  

Thanks for any help.  

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