"The poetry, the construction of the form of opera, the drama and music smashed together…to me, it’s even more powerful than a cinematic experience," says Opera at Rutgers bass vocalist Curtis Streetman, who performed in "The Rape of Lucretia" at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge.
“In my work, there’s Navajo rugs, Walker Evans, and NASCAR scoreboards.”—Visual Arts Department faculty member and painter Stephen Westfall
“Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic energy striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time.” -Brenda Uelan. Thanks to Painted Bride Quarterly for posting this!
"Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand."—Henry Miller
“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.”—Debbie Millman
“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”—Steven Pressfield, The War of Art.
"I’m melllltinnnnnnnggggg!!!"—Wicked Witch of the West. Uh huh. We sooo get it.
"Creating art is an extraordinarily painful process. Why did you do that unless you’re driven on some deeper level to make yourself feel better?"—Alison Bechdel, graphic novelist. Read an interview with her here.