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I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing – without the traditional interruption of academic training.
If a portion of a redwood is rotting, the redwood will send roots into its own form and draw nutrients out of itself as it falls apart. If we had redwood-like biology, if we got a touch of gangrene in our arm, then we could just, you know, extract the nutrients and the moisture out of it until it fell off.
I was a bit odd. I read books and wanted to draw and go to art school.
I’ve always been comfortable working with women and I’ve had two happy marriages. Draw what conclusions you like from that.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man‘s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
When I draw something, the incredibly annoying thing is that it doesn’t come out like I pictured.
I’ve never been opposed to nudity. I’ve been opposed to nudity for box-office draw.
I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.
You can write a script, but that’s just a starting point as a cartoonist. The heart of the process comes when you start to draw it, and you work out how to lay the page out, how best to tell the story.
In no way do I want to draw attention to myself.
Every actress has a line she’ll draw, where she’ll say, ‘This I will do and this I won’t.’ For me, everything has to be important to the story and the director has to be able to tell me why.
In a very weak economy, when you say ‘cut government spending,’ what you mean is you’re laying off school teachers and you’re de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don’t pay taxes.
As a storyboard artist, you have to be able to draw anything.
I’ve been out of my comfort zone a lot, and it makes me more vulnerable, but I have to draw the line somewhere, and don’t think I would go skydiving!
I always find the more you can draw on real life characters, people, situations, it works better. Certainly for designing a character, I prefer to draw on real people rather than other guys I’ve seen in movies, rather than ‘here’s my version of Clint Eastwood’ or whoever.
A wonderful quality about America is that we love redemption stories. We’re quick to lash out and assign blame, but we also draw from deep reservoirs of forgiveness.
Mark Ruffalo, aka the Incredible Hulk, is the natural gas industry‘s worst nightmare: a serious, committed activist who is determined to use his star power as a superhero in the hottest movie of the moment to draw attention the environmental and public health risks of fracking.
I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram.
So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and… Wanda Sykes and John Legend… we’re adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that’s the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship.
I was a freshman All-American, and I tore my ACL in the third game. But God has a plan for everything. I had a chance to turn away from Him in that situation or draw closer to Him. I decided to draw closer to Him, and came back stronger from it.
I started out in Scotland, not as a footballer of any note, and I didn’t play to draw the attention of people abroad.
When I drive, I check out everything I see, and just taking in all those observations helps me think. So I draw and write a lot as I drive, and I know that’s dangerous, but I manage to do it off to the side, with my notes on the seat.
I did have wonderful things to draw from, from my own experience and also just from friends and people I’d gone to school with who were very much immersed in this world right now.
I, Maggie, personally cannot tell you that you’re going to save the planet. But what I do know is that we can draw a line to an issue that can conserve what we already have and what’s left in a way that we can actually breathe the air, drink the water, actually grow things in soil – that matters in a real, practical way.
Draw what you see.
The whole thing about acting, the draw for me, is the opportunity to do things you don’t get to do in real life.
A large part of my adolescence was spent doing my very best to draw attention to myself.
I don’t understand that, because I think that what people like most about the show is that they recognize themselves in the characters and their problems, so the more believable the family is, the more we can draw the audience in.
When I draw my caricature self-portrait, I always do a huge smile.
It’s really important to draw the line on what we do as actors.
The best works do not necessarily get to auction. I like to draw, so maybe I give you a little drawing. And then eventually it ends up at auction. And then critics say, ‘Oh, that’s a bad drawing!’ Well, I didn’t say it was so wonderful.
If my kid couldn’t draw I’d make sure that my kitchen magnets didn’t work.
People are always trying to draw simplistic dialectics that can capture things.
As you talk to Heavenly Father and pour out your heart to Him, you will draw closer to Him. Then pause, stop, and listen to the feelings of your heart. Seek to understand the promptings of the Spirit. As you pray sincerely, you will come to feel Heavenly Father’s great love for you.
I like to stay artistic. So I always like to draw or write.
I draw on a lot of cinematic influences like Ingmar Bergman and Wim Wenders, artists who let a story take its time. Comics are a visual medium, and visuals should be allowed to tell some of that story.
Martial arts just normally would not draw me to the box office.
I never have a plan of what I am going to draw.
My 7-year-old daughter is not shy of telling me she can draw better than me, and she’s right.
I try to play the best I can every time I play. But there’s just some folks that seem to draw a little bit of that extra special out of you.
Personal trials are the great equalizer that continues to draw public fascination.
Each drawing that I’ve done, I have found. Meaning, I see a plant I want to draw.
I’m a writer who just happens to draw.
Winning is the easiest thing that I ever did in the NBA, but being able to come to the realization of what it means to compete in this league no matter what – win, lose or draw – was the most difficult thing.
The time has come for us to draw the line. The time has come for the responsible leaders of both political parties to take a stand against overgrown Government and for the American taxpayer.
When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together.
I write and draw from the gut. I often don’t know what my stories are about until they’re done.
I’ve created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky.
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.
In kindergarten I had to draw a picture of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I drew a rapper. I didn’t really know what a rapper was or what they did – I just wanted to do it.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved to draw. But my interest in drawing wasn’t encouraged very much.
I never want to draw attention to myself, but that’s all I do.
It’s easy to be quick on the draw when no one has got real bullets.
I remember when I was in school, they would ask, ‘What are you going to be when you grow up?’ and then you’d have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
I did 13-something years of talking to wrestlers and promoters about why they did certain things and why they booked matches a certain way and what they were thinking and whether they were satisfied with the draw. And I got a lot of insight in the business.
People take the little bit of information they’re fed, and they draw a picture of who you are. Most of the time, it’s wrong.
I do all my work by storyboard, so as I draw the storyboard, the world gets more and more complex, and as a result, my North, South, East, West directions kind of shift and go off base, but it seems like my staff as well as the audience, doesn’t quite realize that this has happened. Don’t tell them about it.
If you want to read and you want to draw, that helps you to express yourself.
Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write, and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
It’s a great thing, for someone to feel that they can draw inspiration from you.
Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
Monsters are a departure from ‘reality‘ in a way that allows for a range of fantastic possibilities. I mean this within the world of literature as well as in regards to art. When I sit down to draw, I’m energized by the possibility of creating a monster. That is where I find beauty and pathos.
I don’t think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn’t be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment, and others draw it from extreme sorrow.
I’m just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets.
You can write a little and can draw a little, but there’s necessarily a limitation on both in a comic strip, since it appears in such a tiny space.
I don’t want to write, I’d rather draw.
For you in the West to hear the phrase ‘All men are created equal’ is to draw a yawn. For us, it’s a miracle. We’re starting out at rock bottom, man. But South Africa does have soul.
When God created the world, he didn’t draw a line between Canada and America.
I really like the story of Bardock, Goku’s father. It’s quite dramatic and the kind of story I absolutely wouldn’t draw if it were me. It was like watching a different kind of ‘Dragon Ball’ in a good way, so I thought it was nice.
‘Taxi Driver‘ wasn’t autobiographical in terms of the actual events, but I did draw on my own mental state.
I think I’m most proud of my family right now. I’m more into that then I’ve ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.
When I was a little girl my parents always told me do everything you want in an artistic way. If you want to draw, make a drawing. Just do it. And if you want to play piano, play piano. It was a very free childhood where everything was possible.
The CW is a very fashion-oriented network and they like their stars to look a certain way. I like that, but at the same time, I need Nikita to be toned down a bit. You can’t draw too much attention to Nikita because she’s an assassin.
Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.
Sometimes you have to, as I say, build bridges where you can – but draw lines where you must.
It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.
The conclusion you can draw from these characteristics is that you have an uneven development of class activity and an uneven development of class consciousness in the working class.
I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion.
The tradition that I come from has a great influence on Karnataka. Not just politically – it’s also my social and moral responsibility to draw citizens facing bad governance and lawlessness to a leadership that is capable of delivering good governance and development.
Where there’s water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it’s bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology.
Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society.
It’s a life of five-card draw, and you know what? When God asked me – I’m fine with the card I got. I’m gonna play this.
I’ve had encounters with animals that have been really mystical. I’ve always been really into animals. But the way they appear in the paintings, they come from my mind’s eye more than: ‘I’m gonna draw a dog now.’ It isn’t thought out: ‘Now I’m gonna draw a bird.’ They just appear.
Having an intelligent secretary does not get rid of the need to read, write, and draw, etc. In a well functioning world, tools and agents are complementary.
I’m actually an only child with very supportive parents, so I didn’t have the sibling rivalry to draw from.
Well, I’ve been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid. In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books when I was on the old Lost in Space series.
Rather than deliberately trying to draw something, use something you yourself like and want to draw, and I think the characters that come out of that will really have their own individuality.
I always want to create and do things, or draw.
What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women’s movement.
Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances or shake it up a little bit, I think we’re all pretty close so we draw on real emotion.
Money plays an important role in football, but it is not the dominating factor. When Chelsea play a Carling Cup game in a small city, and it could result in a draw – the excitement, the spirit, the atmosphere – that’s the real beauty of football in England.
Who doesn’t want to draw Batman or Superman? Everyone would like to be able to draw them. I’ve been really lucky when it comes to the characters that I get to illustrate.
Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
‘Dragon Ball”s villains were easy to draw: Piccolo, Freeza, Majin Boo.
You can draw inspiration from anything. If you’re a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you’re casually talking to says something that makes you so mad – you can create an entire scenario around that.
I always thought that you breathe, you eat, you go to sleep, and you draw.
Whatever it is, if you draw, you paint, you’re a carpenter, you play football, the more you do it, you’re a journalist, the more stories you write, the more people you interview and navigate your way through these different personalities to get your story, the better you’re going to get at it. Acting’s no different.
I’m just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that’s my way of thinking.
I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist.
I’m not a communist – I believe in the free market and that entrepreneurs should be allowed to take risks because it creates wealth and jobs, but I draw the line at people risking other people’s money. That’s deplorable.
Wonder Woman is a lot of fun to draw.
If I’m performing with a DJ, it’s all on me to draw the energy. I like the camaraderie of a band.
I guess Twitter is the first thing that has been attractive to me as social media. I never felt the least draw to Facebook or MySpace. I’ve been involved anonymously in some tiny listservs, mainly in my ceaseless quest for random novelty, and sometimes while doing something that more closely resembles research.
I’ve never felt powerful enough to write a true political novel, or deeply knowledgeable enough to draw a character like, say, Tolstoy‘s Prince Kutuzov.
Graphic novels are not traditional literature, but that does not mean they are second-rate. Images are a way of writing. When you have the talent to be able to write and to draw, it seems a shame to choose one. I think it’s better to do both.
What do young, budding artists do, but go to law school? I had creative periods now and again, but it wasn’t until I was practicing law that I really needed a creative outlet. I’d come home from long days at the office and draw, paint, and sculpt from clay, wire – even candy.
When I was a kid, I loved to draw, and I was lucky because I had parents and teachers and grown-ups around who recognised and encouraged that.
I’m trying to illuminate how perilously narrow we draw the concepts of masculinity and sexuality in our male culture – particularly in black male culture – and to help people to see that there’s room enough for everyone.
I have four boys and two girls, and the girls, they typically want you to draw princesses, Tinkerbell, Cinderella, things like that.
We live in capitalism, and capitalism is defined by the production line, and the production line is defined by specificity. If you see yourself as an artist, which I do, then you can’t be limited by that. You can’t let somebody tell you, ‘Well, you can only draw this kind of picture or write that kind of book.’
Remember that although the distinction can be difficult to draw, loneliness and solitude are different.
I loved ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.’ I read it later as an adult, but I loved ‘We Have Always Lived in a Castle.’ And that brings you around to ‘The Lottery.’ You can’t pretend – it’s a lottery in which you draw a name and people die. That’s a short story, but it’s such an incredible short story.
I’m not certain that I draw from any one culture more than others. Many myths and legends of many different cultures are really the same story when you get to the heart of it. They are often cultural cautionary tales about how we should behave and how we should live.
The Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine, is in northwestern India near the Pakistani border, and it is a delightful place to contemplate the draw of faith.
Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way.
For me, who loves to draw and who loves to write and cannot choose between one or the other, the comic is the best form.
If you could draw a picture of the best high school in the world – where all the teachers are wonderful and all the classrooms are beautiful, it would be my high school.
I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job.
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
I was always shouted at by my teacher because I would draw straight on the table in the school.
I like science and I love gym. Oh, and I like art, but I’m really bad at it. I’m just a terrible drawer. I can’t draw a circle. Even with a ruler, I can’t draw a straight line.
Parents are trying to be friends with their kids rather than draw the line and tell them what proper public behavior would be.
I love very much to draw animals.
I don’t draw on my inner life in my work.
I do a lot of work on computers, but I am so practiced in drawing that I can draw it full size, and you can take the measurements off my drawings. It’s like drafting, but it’s a work of art – a really beautiful drawing.
When I’m drawing, I’m drawing with the light, being completely open and creative. I can’t draw in the evening. I need light and I need warmth if it is a summer thing, and I need cold if it is a winter collection. The good thing is that I have houses to go to whenever I’m working. I draw according to the place.
I came to think that nobody from England could draw American comic books, because they were clearly all done by this sort of Mafia, all these guys with Italian and Irish names who had the whole thing sewn up. It was actually seeing a comic book drawn by Barry Smith, who was about my age, and English.
When you are little, you will draw pictures for no reason.
No, I don’t want you to draw any conclusion. I want you to listen to what I just said.
So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered.
I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art.
I used to want to be a children’s writer, because I would have all these great ideas when I was little, and I’d write them and draw them, and turn them into class.
I have breakups that I can credit to every song. In my twenties, I picked people who would create that dysfunction and drama, so I could draw upon it.
You do the best you can, looking at precedent, in trying to anticipate where the Supreme Court is going to draw the balance between the protection of civil liberties and protecting the national security, and in some cases, we guessed wrong.
I told them that free people always had to decide where to draw the line between their liberty and their security. I noted that the attacks would almost certainly push us as a nation more toward security.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
Baseball is meant to be a contemplative game. They play music to draw young people to the game. If young people can’t come to the game without music, then they should stay home.
So many cartoonists draw the same year after year. When they find a style, they stick with it. They don’t mess with innovation, and they become boring.
Well, I didn’t know how to draw very well back then, in the ’40s and ’50s.
All I could do at school was paint and draw and that was the only time I ever passed any exam. It was the only thing I ever got right at school.
Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where to draw the line between what is public and what is private. But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions. What puts someone on guard isn’t necessarily the fear of being ‘found out.’ It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood.
I’ve done a bit of teaching, but I gave it up – I felt uneasy teaching illustration to people who hadn’t yet learned to draw.
I don’t do celebrity endorsements. My work with Conservation International is a good use of whatever celebrity I might have to draw attention to important problems. I have the same responsibility as everyone to reduce consumption and to teach children to respect the environment.
You draw on your own childhood every time you tee it up as an actor.
I sit down and draw from my lyric book. I sit down and start looking through it and see if there is anything that strikes me that I’ve written.
Drawing is not only a way to come up with pictures: drawing is a way to educate your eye to understand visual information, organizing it into a more hierarchical way, a more economical way. When you see something, if you draw often and frequently, you examine a room very differently.
When I started school, I would draw pictures at the end of my sentences: a house, a flower, a tree, a bird. Whatever was in the sentence, I’d draw it.
If you can draw something from my life that helps, more power to you.
I draw from the crowd a lot.
What I would say to filmmakers, if I may be so bold or so arrogant, is to draw inspiration from other filmmakers, but go to the place in your own gut where everything is nothing. That’s a very Zen thing to say, but that place of nothing is where real creativity comes out of.
You can never draw enough or read enough – reading about architecture, in other words.
For a long time I wanted to draw, but I could never get the proportions right. My still life sketches were the artistic equivalent of someone who has misjudged the space constraints of a postcard, the handwriting shrinking uncomfortably at the bottom.
I practiced drawing all the time and became very interested in it. If I was at a meeting that wasn’t getting anywhere – like the one where Carl Rogers came to Caltech to discuss with us whether Caltech should develop a psychology department – I would draw the other people.
I was blown away by being able to color. Then I started to draw… bringing a blank white canvas to life was fascinating.
People, even independently minded people, do to an extent draw their impressions from what they are told, especially if they are told it incessantly by newspapers.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Only people who can’t draw money need belts.
All my life my priority was football, football, football. I was just fully focused on that and when my kids were born that focus changed gradually. I had something in my life that changed my perspective. You experience something that is more important than win, lose or draw.
When I was very little my mother said I used to draw in the air with my fingers. I needed a pencil. Once I could hold one, I have drawn every day since.
I think comics are faster to draw with a pen and then fill and tone by computer. But my illustrations are all done via computer. I even draw the lines on a tablet.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
My mother was a very big inspiration. She loved fashion. I loved art in school, and I was very good at drawing. I could sit at the table forever and just dream up collections and draw.
Cartooning is for people who can’t quite draw and can’t quite write. You combine the two half-talents and come up with a career.
You always draw inspiration from your family or your parents if they’ve proven to be inspirational. My mother is someone who’s always been inspirational to me.
In acting, you draw so much on your private life.
At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
We have to draw the line someplace with all the pesticides being used by the farmers.
I’m a big fan of ’70s records where artists could draw on whatever influences they wanted.
I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot. In a ski boot. It was the most indirect way to work imaginable, but the potential had us all excited. I started in stop motion.
Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation.
No man e’er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.
I’m a comedian first. I’ve learned how to act. I just draw on life experiences and that’s how I’ve learned. I didn’t take classes or anything. I don’t need no classroom.
You are defined by your ingredients, by the way you touch them, by the flavors you draw from them.
The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical movement is that by and large, in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness dominates the working class. I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class.
I can’t draw. I’m good on the yo-yo, but I don’t draw.
After a long period of not drawing, you have to, like, relearn how to draw. It’s not very fun.
Those of us born into vitalist and expressionist cultures must hope that governments will draw back from shutting down the modernist project of exploring, experimenting, and imagining – of voyaging into the unknown – that has been essential for rewarding lives.
But I couldn’t draw as fast as she requested. Thus, I tried to create the worst abomination of a comic that I could, so as to make her not want comics anymore. That abomination, my friends, was Happy Noodle Boy.
I always thought I’d eventually learn how to draw really well, and despite constant evidence to the contrary, I just kept on trying. If you’re too good at anything, you don’t have to think about the process, whereas I feel like I spend my life with my head under the bonnet, trying to understand how everything works.
What ‘Floating Worlds‘ does draw on is Holland‘s artistry in bringing the past to life in her historical fiction and depicting the people who inhabited that past.
I like a lot of modern art. I like Chuck Close a lot. It doesn’t necessarily directly influence the work I draw on the page.
I always liked creativity, whether it was to draw or sew – any creative assignment I was getting from school, or just on my own.
Some advice: keep the flame of curiosity and wonderment alive, even when studying for boring exams. That is the well from which we scientists draw our nourishment and energy. And also, learn the math. Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language.
I’m interested in all kinds of art. I draw and paint and don’t know how to play the banjo, but I do play the banjo.
When I was acting, I got trained in creating a character as a three-dimensional person. If you’re doing it right you should be able to draw an audience into the character’s world and make them feel their fears.
Reading and writing are connected. I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw.
Respecting other people’s cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It’s indefensible.
It’s embarrassing to be involved in the same business as the mainstream comic thing. It’s still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books – their instant, preconceived notions of what that means.
You have to draw on your unconscious when you make a film – you can’t worry about whether it’s costing a lot of money.
I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I’d have a hairy conniption. I’d just go crazy.
Where do you even draw the line between genres?
Naturally, I’ve always felt more like a writer myself, and I’ve always written. I have people who are writers who’ve been promoting that side of me. I also draw, too. Those things I feel most comfortable in.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on.
I’m a self trained, autodidactic artist, so all I was ever trying to do was to draw as realistically as possible – but that’s what comes out, because I don’t really know how to draw! I think when I draw characters, I’m able to reduce them down to little marks that capture the most distinct elements of them.
I think ECW itself was a gimmick. I think getting the audience to chant ECW was really something. I don’t care if you draw 70,000 people in a dome for Wrestlemania – nobody chants WWE.
When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight.
It’s not hard to look at our own world and draw parallels between 9/11, for example, and how Muslims are viewed or treated by North American culture since then. Just to see the way fear can breed hatred and intolerance for people who aren’t the same as us – and that’s certainly part of what’s at the heart of ‘Descender.’
There are two ways to go about it. You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and make two perfect eyes as neat as can be. Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it. Like I did. Give it character.
I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn’t have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupy my time.
Now, as Global Ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation, which brightens the lives of poorly children, I visit hospitals and tell stories to the young patients. Sometimes I read. Sometimes I draw.
I used to play chess when I was a kid and participate in national-level tournaments with the geekiest guys. This one time, I was losing terribly, so I batted my eyelashes and flirted as I asked for a draw. My dad just couldn’t believe it. He thought, ‘What have I created, a floozy?’ But it worked!
It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way are revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain, I would be helpless. Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets.
I like to write and draw everything with sharpies. I even got one with my own name on it!
The same basic tools we’ve used for thousands of years to connect with people, to draw them in and to hold their attention will always work, even if we’re telling our stories 140 characters at a time.
I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I’m stunning. But I’ve gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I’ve put on, the more success I’ve had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
Now is the time to draw a clean, clear, bright line and say if you are engaging in speech over the Internet you do not have to check with your lawyer or your accountant. You are a free American, and you have the opportunity to engage in free speech over the Internet.
I cannot recall a period when I did not draw; and at school, the studies that were distasteful to me, mathematics and grammar, were retarded by the indulgence of teachers who were proud of my drawing faculties, and passed over my neglect of uncongenial subjects.
I wish I could draw.
When I started drama school, theatre was the main draw. I never had any movie star notions. Not that there were family ties to the theatre, either.
I’m a spoilt brat. I thought I was just going to walk in and make movies. But I’d been my own boss for so long that all of a sudden to be facing a roomful of people who were niggling over every little scene… I just thought I’d go back and draw my comics and have a happy life.
The faces people make when they are photographed and the face they have when you draw them are very different.
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
If I had unlimited funds, wall space and storage, I would collect a lot more things, like ‘Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Star Wars,’ science fiction stuff, autographs, and prop guns and weapons. I have to draw the line somewhere.
Failures are much more dramatic than successes, and people like drama. I think this is why automobile races draw such crowds. People expect spectacular crashes, which we tend to find more interesting than cars just racing around the track. The same is true of bridges, buildings, or any structure or machine.
I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing.
I played football. I played trumpet. I could draw.
Always say ‘no pun intended’ to draw attention to the intended pun.
I’d learned enough about circuitry in high school electronics to know how to drive a TV and get it to draw – shapes of characters and things.
Not very many people can draw who are illustrators today.
I like art; if I could just draw pictures all day, I would, but I can’t; I’m horrible. I practiced at it, still didn’t get better – gave it up. I’m good with words, though, so I write music, poetry; sometimes I just journal in my phone.
If you want to draw comics, you really have to love to draw, as you will be spending many hours sitting down with a pencil or pen in your hand.
I draw cinematic and photography and art references from everywhere. That’s part of my job. So yes, you watch films, you see artists for palettes, photographers for mood.
Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close.
‘Whale Talk’ is a tough book, but it is also a compassionate book about telling the truth and about redemption. I didn’t draw the tough parts out of thin air; they are stories handed to me by people in pain.
When I was doing stand-up, I was about twenty, and I really think that that’s a little too young. I didn’t have a whole lot of life experience to draw on.
Everything can be grist for the muse. Sometimes, writers draw on personal experiences. ‘Ghoul’ was just that.
I never really read comics. I bought them, and I would draw them.
All artists draw from their lives, except they mask it and camouflage it… which is the smarter way to do it.
I feel like the one insight that’s extremely comforting to me about the world is that we all share the same pool of emotion that we draw from.
We don’t think of them as acting, but we take on certain characteristics based on where we function, and those relationships draw out aspects of who we are as people. And that’s what acting is. Different parts draw out different parts of your nature.
The real power of comics is writing as you draw.
When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that’s all right.
It’s self-soothing for me to draw. So if I’m upset, drawing makes me less upset.
Well, I definitely have an artistic side to me as well. I write, I act, I draw. With that artistic mind I have, a lot of doors have opened for me. I can try to pursue, like – if it’s something using my writing skills, maybe a book. Or maybe if it’s my drawing skills, some clothing designs.
On the red carpet, I need to be protected. When I wear a Chanel dress, I feel like I’ve earned the right to be there. And Karl Lagerfeld is so poetic, such an intelligent man. I like the way he has the power to draw attention.
I used to take Sharpies and draw on my pillowcases, and then go to sleep on them and wake up with red marker from the drool all on my face.
I’m still shy – I’m no good at my children’s parent-teacher conferences, and I’m slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There’s nothing that I’m too scared to have a go at.
The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority.
You see, I don’t draw from life at all, but I do look out of my window a lot.
I’ve just always loved really good projects. The things that draw me into a new project have very little to do with genre and have more to do with the characters I’ll be playing, the people I’ll get to work with and things like that.
Peoria is such a seemingly quintessential American city, and I had always wanted to draw on that in either my fiction or in nonfiction. The Midwest is also a landscape that I have always been infatuated with, perhaps because it’s the first one I can truly remember.
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw as a child and still do.
Everyone can draw when they’re five. Most of us lose the ability.
I’ve been really lucky to have had my fair share of relationships over the years and experiences to draw from. But I would say that I generally am not the one doing the heartbreaking.
I went to the Capitol and came to court specifically to draw attention to the problems of the world that directly affect my state of mind and my physical body and to offer a way to clean up the world. This is my intent.
Hopefully, we can build bridges, but we also have to draw lines.
I had a penchant myself for doing several things at once. I wanted to draw, write, speak.
It’s a real gift to be able to have the works of brilliant, great people to learn from and build from. It gives you so much more to draw on, and then you don’t have to be all about three-chord pop songs. I don’t really like that kind of writing.
For me, drawing is a question of death and life. Every day I draw, I write, I do something.
I find it always pleasurable talking with young people, particularly those aspiring to be writers, out of nostalgia, and because I’ve always felt that we oldies can learn so much from them and draw from them inspiration in our flagging and rickety years.
I can’t draw a stick person. I can’t play a musical instrument. But I’ve always had a knack for making money.
Nobody cared about swimming. You could draw a crowd for basketball.
As a filmmaker, I believe in trying to make movies that invite the audience to be part of the film; in other words, there are some films where I’m just a spectator and am simply observing from the front seat. What I try to do is draw the audience into the film and have them participate in what’s happening onscreen.
Back before I entered primary school, I liked to draw, even though I was a brat. I especially liked animals and vehicles, and I drew that sort of thing constantly.
There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it; that by so much the more we are possess’d of it, by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
I always go back to theatre. It’s probably where I’ll draw my last breath.
One of the things you have to be able to do, as a comic strip artist, is to draw things repeatedly from a variety of angles, so you need references, and you find the best picture you can.
My parents made no money whatsoever, but they really knew how to see, as artists. So a big adventure might be, on a hot, dreadful day with no place to go, to go out and draw our chickens with pastels. My parents gave me a sense of wonder.
You’ll probably get three horses and you have to draw a good buckin’ horse. That’s mighty tough.
I tried to draw people more realistically, but the figure I neglected to update was myself.
It just comes out of my subconscious. If you asked me to draw you a doodle, I couldn’t do it.
Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon Network are cartoon fans. I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons, and the only difference between them and me is they don’t know how to draw.
The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw.
Excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over again. You can hit a half-court shot once. That’s just the luck of the draw. If you consistently do it… that’s excellence.
I think you have to draw from any character and bring it to yourself as much as possible.
I want to show how much fun you can have drawing… parents and children can draw together as a wonderful shared activity.
I have a lot of real life experience that I can draw on. And I think that shows in the characters that I play because I’m always trying to find somebody – or find characters to play that I can identify with on a personal level or relate to. And I think it makes for a little bit more of an honest portrayal.
We wanted to draw a line between public life and private life.
I am not political. It is not my job. But I would be happy if politicians could read my work and draw some conclusions from it.
A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Our decision-making is better when we draw on the collective knowledge and unvarnished opinions of the group.
I always listen to music while I draw.
I’ve always been a happy-go-lucky person. I haven‘t got any dark tales, I didn’t draw on my own past, I’m from a very normal stable background and had an amazing childhood, and I haven’t got any complaints really.
There’s something fascinating about watching artists draw.
You can’t play a guy who’s just a snake, because what do you draw on?
My sketchbook is not sacrosanct, and my children would draw on one page while I drew on the other. It was something we shared.
I rarely draw myself, in general, and if I do, I tend to do little cute manga-esque, almost bite-sized drawings of myself.
I think marriage is one of those things that writers draw on, one of those emotional reservoirs that go way back.
As much as I know people love the method and what you can draw out of yourself, a lot of acting is very imaginative.
There isn’t a line that you can draw between the air and your body. We are the environment.
I like to paint pictures with words, ’cause I can’t draw for anything.
I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw.
And you finally get to a consensus, where you get a sense of what really ought to be done, and then they give it to me and then I draw it. I mean draw it in the sense, the philosophical sense.
My affliction has been… I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.
Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.
For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.
I think we internalise a great deal. Music can draw that stuff out of even the hardest person.
We must draw on the unique strengths of the Japanese economy, seek an open and cooperative approach with our international partners, and intelligently exploit the promise of new growth areas.
We are all born artists. If you have kids, you know what I mean. Almost everything kids do is art. They draw with crayons on the wall.
After being in a studio, working on games stuff, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I wish I could just sit in my room for a week and listen to music and draw by myself.’
There’s no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw.
It is a great delusion in those whose understanding has been darkened by self-love, to think that there is any obedience in the subject who tries to draw the superior to what he wishes.
On the Internet, news is consumed a la carte. If someone shows up on the main page of a website and doesn’t see anything of interest, they leave. This negatively impacts ad revenues. The solution on the Internet is to pack news websites full of things that will draw people in, regardless of whether they are news or not.
Since I liked to draw, I entered a design-oriented high school.
I had never really thought of myself as a writer; any writing I had done was just to give myself something to draw.
Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.
Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories.
Sometimes I draw blanks.
I really wanted to be a cartoonist, and I was in 4th or 5th grade and I would bring my drawings in, and I’d look around, and everyone could draw better than me. Everyone. My drawings were just awful. So that’s why I had to write.
Basically with everything, I choose my criteria based on what can be easy. If I made the real world the setting, I’d have to draw looking at reference materials for stuff like buildings and vehicles. When you do that, people complain even if it’s just a little bit off.
I look at life, the experiences I’ve had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us.
Being able to draw means being able to put things in believable space. People who don’t draw very well can’t do that.
I love to draw people’s faces. I do that all the time.
My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw.
There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.
I oftentimes say that I design my collections off my phone. I’m in a group chat with my team in Milan. I copy and paste. I draw. I look at trends. I don’t really have an assistant. It’s a modern way of working. I don’t know if it’s sustainable, but it’s how I do it.
As for waxing, I’ve never waxed in my life and I never would. I’m extremely Welsh, so I draw the line at removing body hair.
I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
I love being an illustrator because I get to read really great stories, work with amazing people, travel and see places I never would’ve seen. And I get to draw all the time.
As I get older, I want to draw on my experience to make roles better. I see that in the older women who inspire me – their experience makes them better.
All artists get better with age. The more you draw, the better you’re going to get.
If you were to make a commercial, or do a magazine ad that says ‘let’s get ready to rumble’ to draw attention to your product, you’ve stolen my property.
Inevitably I draw on my own relationships when I write, so if I’m writing about a fight between a husband and his wife, of course I’m going to think about a recent fight with my husband. Or if I’m writing about sisters, of course I’m going to think about my sister.
I cannot draw to save my life, and I’m not a big art scholar, but I worked with many designers throughout my career – in theater, in dance, costume designers, set designers, and I have a lot of artist friends and I do photography, and I think it’s kind of in my life.
I am always coming up with architectural metaphors when I think about writing. But I think one of the things that draw us to literature is that it gives us this very attractive illusion that there is meaning in the world – things connect.
I’ve never played for a draw in my life.
We must draw on our early roots and remind people why the Labour party was created and who it sought to represent. We have never been a sectional party promoting self-interest, but instead a force for engaging self-reliance and self-determination.
I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them.
I’m a cartoonist. I write and draw comic books and graphic novels. I’m also a coder.
My whole life was absorbed with my art. I was known by my schoolmates as the kid who could draw.
The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.
With the World War II era, there’s so much written material to draw on. When you go back to the 14th century, you have to imagine more.
I would draw a really sharp distinction between creating and producing. I think that they’re very different things.
A film’s success does not depend on box office collection and the number of days it was screened but on the amount of satisfaction an actor can draw from it.
The story drove the book. That had a very seminal effect on the way I saw writing and storytelling. If you can set a character in a story that is compelling and has a backbone, you draw people in.
I like to write and draw and paint, and my mom’s an artist, so I think I get caught up in thinking, ‘I’m afraid it’s gonna be bad,’ and it’s hard for me to start sometimes.
Like any other actor, I draw on life experience.
For me, the blank page to draw on is a window to adventure.
It’s important to begin a biography or any book or story with something to draw the reader in.
I really want to feel that I’m in a very balanced and good place in my life. And I do feel that. But I think it’s always important to learn and draw little bits of inspiration from wherever we can.
Open a magazine from the 1930s and ’40s and look at the illustrations in it. There’s nobody alive that could touch the way they could draw back then.
It’s not the act of arrogance to draw, it’s humbling – you must use your God-given talent. And of all the people I sketch, in most cases I feel I have to measure up to the subject.
I think people should be given a test much like driver’s tests as to whether they’re capable of being parents! It’s an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That’s just work that’s too hard.
I probably have the most fun thinking up original vehicles. I usually consider details such as how to get into them and where their engines are. When you draw a real-world car, you have to obtain some references. I’d hate to have someone point out that I’m wrong. But if it’s something I invented, I can have it my way.
I’ve felt depressed many times in my life, so I can draw on those times in my life when I need to.
I used to draw cartoons. I’d just show them to some of my friends, expecting that they were going to appreciate them, that they were going to enjoy reading them.
It’s the only way I think I’m ever going to walk away from the game, is to go ahead and say I’m going to, and then I’ve got to. There’s no turning back now – win, lose or draw.
You see, anything I imagined, I could draw.
Everything I do is very visual and very aural, so I don’t read music, and I draw as much as I write out lyrics.
I believe in a ‘give us this day our daily bread‘ sort of thing. And what I draw from that is, I try not to stock my refrigerator for groceries for the week, cause I might not live to see the full week.
The secret to a long-lasting relationship is perpetually imagining the worst. It’s a world view tracing back to my Eastern European ancestry and one I draw upon regularly.
We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.
I think when you’re writing songs, it’s impossible to not draw on personal experiences, whether it be traveling or girls or anything. Just emotions.
I draw whatever hits me.
I like to draw from experiences in my past, but that alone is quite hard and complicated, because I don’t want to say anything incriminating or too offensive, but I want to give people an insight into my life and how it was.
I always knew how to draw a crowd.
Generally I draw every day just to keep my hand in. I draw while I’m sitting on the Tube or in restaurants. Just doodling things and people I see.
I don’t think you can set up a computer to do a strike zone on a guy who’s 6-foot-5 and then a guy who’s 5-8. Where does it draw the line? One guy stands tall, and another squats down, and it changes the lines. Nah. I still love the umpires; they do a great job. I don’t have a problem with any of that.
I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found.
That’s what I’ve been trying to strive for – to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension.
I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood.
The best place to find material is in real life. I’ve always maintained that it’s not until the mid-20s that you have enough of a life to draw from. There’s nothing better for a comic than to go through some bad stuff – and some good stuff, like getting married.
The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution.
I always start drawing any job by planning out to some degree the locales and trying to nail the characters. If they’re existing characters, I’ll draw them several times on rough paper just to get a feeling for them. The ideal when you’re drawing a comic is to have everything in your head, not to have to refer to notes.
You draw on whatever’s relevant to the part you’re playing; it makes it more personal.
I don’t really listen to bassists – not anymore. When I was younger, I listened to those guys and was trying to figure out everything they did. Nowadays, I draw inspiration from everybody.
I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power. I mean just to draw attention, because then people get involved on a personal level.
I draw, paint, crochet, sew, embroider – anything productive I can do with my hands while watching Netflix.
I would often draw in my sleep. That alone made for twice the work… I couldn’t use the weird stuff I drew while dozing off, so I’d end up having to draw it all over again.
I like to draw, produce paintings, do something with my fingers – but I am very normal, down-to-earth person.
Little islands of human happiness, peace, and prosperity are so exceptional at this point in history that I’m not even sure we can draw lessons from them.
I still close my eyes and go home – I can always draw from that.
I used to love to draw. I didn’t want to go to art class because I felt that would be too corny when I was young, but architectural drafting was the cool thing to do because there was more precision. It taught me a lot about building and structures and doorways and frames and windowsills.
When children draw or do rudimentary painting, the whole human being develops an interest in what is being done. This is why we should allow writing to develop from drawing.
In our own time it has been seen… that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
When you draw or paint a tree, you do not imitate the tree; you do not copy it exactly as it is, which would be mere photography. To be free to paint a tree or a flower or a sunset, you have to feel what it conveys to you: the significance, the meaning of it.
If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.
My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I’ve heard about him.
Policymakers can draw much from ‘The Need for Roots’: such clear prescriptions as that employers ought to provide an adequate vocational training for their employees, education should be compulsory and publicly funded, and include technical as well as elementary education.
Broadway shows in New York draw two times the attendance of all New York sports teams put together.
So, when the special effects are at the service of the story and draw you into it, that is really the magic.
It’s not hard to draw from within yourself to play someone protective of her daughter. I have animals and I’m a daughter, sister, wife, aunt and friend, and I can be fiercely protective.
In Hollywood, for me, it’s all about the movie stars and the singers. Baseball players don’t draw too much attention; we’re low key. I’m good with faces and sometimes bad with names, but I’ll walk up to somebody if I know who they are… show them some love.
I never wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a book illustrator. I used to hurry home from school and draw.
I think that for some people faith is good – they have something to draw to.
When I’m writing, I’m constantly thinking about myself, because it’s the only experience I have to draw on. And I don’t see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that’s why the fans are there.
The imagination is part of the arsenal that actors draw from.
If we look at the fact that record covers are essentially advertisements for the music, we acknowledge a function and purpose to draw in the prospective buyer.
There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage, and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.
I found myself compelled – like this weird, shameful compulsion – to draw cute animals.
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.
I guess Surrealism has a draw for me because it’s an unknown world. It’s a world of subconscious. Some things you can’t really get your hands on very easily. Things that are kind of nebulous and they feel like they’re not completely formed. You have to feel your way through that.
I’ve been pretty lucky – or slothful – in that I’ve never been a ‘career builder.’ I take the jobs that come along that feel right, and that’s left me fairly open to all genres, really. But with ‘Caprica,’ the complex, dark and very smart script was the draw.
The only time people get pressured into doing reunions to make more money is when the current lineup is underperforming. And by bringing back the other guy, it increases their draw.
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
You know, I like playing music and playing guitar, and I like to draw, so I thought I would end up just probably barely making a living, or probably having to have some other job, but being involved in one of those things that I really like to do. But that didn’t work out like that.
Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact.