I love using quotes. There is just something about them, the way they are written, the strength of few words so succinctly combined. Quotes make the reader think, not only about the words, but about the source. They are simple phrases that pack a punch! I love to include them under the signature of my email, scrawled across the board, or branded to the bottom of my parent communications.
This week I thought I would include a list of my Top 10 Inspiring Quotes for the Art Room:
1. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
2. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso
3. “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse
4. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
5. “Art is what you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol
6. “I paint self-portraits because I am the person I know best.” -Frida Kahlo
7. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Ghandi
8. “Be yourself, because those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.” – Dr. Suess
9. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs
10. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” – Michelangelo
I know this is only the tip of the iceberg, so please share:
What quotes do you use to inspire students and how do you implement them into your classroom?