Monday, February 2, 2015

Successful Failures

For today, just two quotes and some pictures:

Stephanie London
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(That's a favorite of mine.) This one's by George Nick, the painter:

"One is usually bewildered by all the sensations of real life. And the impossibility and danger tempts us.... 
Lucien Freud self portrait

... So we struggle like headless chickens flouting madly about at anything to try to succeed...

Ross Blechner, Architecture of the Sky
... That drives us beyond our capabilities and thrills us if we even succeed a little. With dogged practice we bleed and grow.... 

Cy Twombley, "So Says Sarah"

.... We eventually live in a state of constant failure with little sparks of surprises that we do not control or understand and realize we are where we really want to be."

Lennart Anderson, Standing Nude

Onward and upward.
Antonio Lopez Garcia, a still life