Bravery is feeling fear but doing the thing anyway.
—Jennifer Donnelly in The Wild Rose
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.