Vincent Van Gogh, Wheat Field in the Rain, 1889
A favorite instructor used to hand out a copy of this quote at the beginning of every semester.
"This is a record of your time. This is your movie. Live out your dreams and fantasies. Whisper questions to the Sphinx at night.Sit for hours at sidewalk cafes and drink with your heroes.
Make a pilgrimage to Mougins or Abiquiu. Look up and down.Believe in the unknown for it is there. Live in many places. Live with flowers and music and books and paintings and sculpture.
Keep a record of your time. Learn to write well. Learn to read well. Learn to listen and talk well. Know your country, know the world, know your history know yourself.
Take care of yourself physically and mentally. You owe it to yourself. Be good to those around you
and do all of these things with passion. Give all that you can.
Remember, life is short and death is long."
- Fritz Scholder
Speaking in Dallas, TX 1985