Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 23
Studio Larger

I didn't go to school for illustration. I did larger pieces, mostly drawings and paintings, and minored in video, but when I moved to N.Y.C., I didn't have a studio space anymore and downsized to my desk and started illustrating. I started a greeting card company and sold cards all over the city.

- Abbi Jacobson


I have been illustrating Tolkien's books ever since I first read them, long before illustration became my profession.

- John Howe


This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.

- Josiah Royce

Think Some

I think when somebody's painting they don't necessarily... I'm not illustrating what I know. I'm mapping out, like topographically, some terrain I am satisfied with, how awkward that mark is.

- Julian Schnabel


There's no limitation on comics, nothing. From a logical standpoint, how can there be a limitation on comics? You can use any word in the dictionary. You can put them in any order you want to. You can use a vast variety of illustrating styles. People could do all sorts of things.

- Harvey Pekar


I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children.

- Hugh Lofting

Love Always

I love illustrating for other writers because I am given stories I never would have thought of, and my work as an illustrator is always in support of the story.

- Brian Selznick

Process More

Well, everything surprises me about the writing process because illustrating comes much more naturally to me than writing does.

- Brian Selznick

Art His

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.

- Jackson Pollock

Tens Applied

The desire from those abroad to join our ranks is overwhelming. Tens of millions have applied for the limited amount of diversity visas available every year, illustrating the demand and need to maintain this vital path to American citizenship.

- Cedric Richmond

Through Been

I have been doodling since childhood. I have a passion for illustrating but cannot paint or colour for that matter. I illustrate what I am trying to communicate through my writing. My images are like drawings in a science text book.

- Devdutt Pattanaik

Writing Loved

I kept on writing and illustrating, for this is what I did well because I loved it.

- Jean Craighead George

Surface Tract

If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.

- Elizabeth Bowen


I was illustrating, and I was cleaning people's houses; I was doing whatever I could to take care of my kid as a single parent.

- Emil Ferris

Been I Write

I found that I was much more interested in writing and that I didn't like the illustrating at all. I had always been the hardest on myself when I drew and painted. I am not hard on myself when I write. I like what I write, so it is a much happier process.

- Gail Carson Levine

Private Other

I have a private press. I'm a book artist. I publish books of other authors and artists. I do the illustrating. I set the type. I print it myself on my press. I do everything but bind it.

- Gloria Stuart

Doing Chance

I began illustrating children's books because of a growing disillusionment with the sort of work I was doing in the advertising industry. Book publishing offered me the chance to be far more creative.

- Graeme Base

Painting Act

Illustrating is more about communicating specific ideas to a reader. Painting is more like pure science, more about the act of painting.

- Shaun Tan


But when I was a little kid, I was always writing stories and illustrating little books that I would create.

- Patricia Cornwell

News Issue

There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue.

- Paul Conrad


The requirements for illustrating an eight-page story are as different from that of an ensemble-cast mini-series as they are different from a solo ongoing. Whether or not they're named Captain America or Ruby Thursday matters less to me than whether or not their characterization is consistent and actions logical... storytelling concerns.

- Stuart Immonen

Knew Stories

When I started writing and illustrating, I knew little of classic children's literature. My stories came from real life, from my concerns about what was happening in the world.

- Michael Foreman

College About

I guess I never grew up. I was still reading kids' books in high school and college. I was always interested in writing or illustrating children's books, and I started collecting out-of-print books when I was about 10 years old.

- Michael Patrick Hearn