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"Don't brush anything under the rug. Don't point fingers or do the blame game. A team is a family, and we're in this together." - Erik Spoelstra

"What skilful limner e'er would choose To paint the rainbow's varying hues, Unless to mortal it were given To dip his brush in dyes of heaven?" - Walter Scott

"The painter puts brush to canvas, and the poet puts pen to paper. The poet has the easier task, for his pen does not alter his rhyme." - Robert Breault

"There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off." - Angela Carter

"Promoting his new book, President Bush visited the headquarters of Facebook. Unfortunately, he spent the whole visit on Farmville, clearing brush." - Conan O'Brien

"The little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush as produces little effect after much labour." - Jane Austen

"Not even pencil or charcoal is needed. Drawing can also be done with a brush. But drawing is a must, if not, no painting can resist." - Raul Soldi

"We develop our beautiful planet in such a way that we brush aside the species... we risk creating a wasteland, where our aspirations will ultimately wither and die" - Queen Noor of Jordan

"The camera will never compete with the brush and palette until such time as photography can be taken to Heaven or Hell." - Edvard Munch

"You pick me up and brush me off and tell me I'm okay, sometimes that's just what we need to get us through the day." - Sarah Mclachlan

"Show business is like riding a bicycle - when you fall off, the best thing to do is get up, brush yourself off and get back on again." - Gilda Radner

"Ideas brush past fleeting and insubstantial as moths. But I let them go, I don't want them. What I want is a voice." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Whatever you feel or think your exact state at the exact moment of your brush touching the canvas is in some way registered in that stroke." - Robert Henri

"Perfect form is the most important thing to have a perfect body, it's impossible to make a painting with a big brush" - Serge Nubret

"To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world." - Alan Cohen

"The adventurer in me felt obliged to testify with a quicker instrument than a brush to the scars of the world." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"[Eventually the] hoopla will die down [and people will] run the same way we brush our teeth-every day, without a fuss." - Jim Fixx

"Do' brush anything under the rug. Do' point fingers or do the blame game. A team is a family, and we"re in this together." - Erik Spoelstra

"Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run" - Steve Prefontaine

"If I were alive in Rubens's time, I'd be celebrated as a model. Kate Moss would be used as a paint brush." - Dawn French

"Life gets so ridiculous, you just have to brush it off like sand and laugh. I think the laughter is good medicine for crap-itis." - Ace Antonio Hall

"All our feelings, like the artist's paints and brush, are ways of communicating and sharing something meaningful from us to the world." - Rollo May

"Kaz's art is a powerful example of discipline and freedom. His classical calligraphy captures the inner movement and stillness of the brush and mind." - Joan Halifax

"I was clinically depressed. I was paranoid. I was agoraphobic. I would have days at a time of not being able to even bathe or brush my teeth." - Byron Katie

"I like to dry brush which is really detoxifying for the skin. Exercise is also really important for me for balance and to get those endorphins going." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or a day. Love's pleasure drives his love away, The painter's brush consumes his dreams." - William Butler Yeats

"The only comfort comes in thinking about how nice it was to know them, and how nice it was to brush against goodness for a season." - Real Live Preacher

"The painter puts brush to canvas, and the poet puts pen to paper. The poet has the easier task, for his pen does not alter his rhyme." - Robert Brault

"No painter's brush, nor poet's pen In justice to her fame Has ever reached half high enough To write a mother's name." - Anonymous

"JEWS-HARP, n. An unmusical instrument, played by holding it fast with the teeth and trying to brush it away with the finger." - Ambrose Bierce

"(I was) happily contended to be climbing the heights and the clouds by the brush method.... rendering the God-spirit in the mountains." - Marsden Hartley

"The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth." - Elizabeth Coatsworth

"Draw with the brush. Carve the form. Don't be carried away by subtleties of modeling and nice pigmentation at the expense of losing the form." - John French Sloan

"Nothing quite delivers the full experience of being out there like floating around soaking up the warmth of the early morning rays with a brush in hand." - Cory Trepanier

"All those Nupboards in the Cupboards they're good fun to have about. But that Nooth gush on my tooth brush.....Him I could do without." - Dr. Seuss

"When I'm tired and therefore indecisive, it can take half an hour to choose the book I am going to have with me while I brush my teeth." - Francis Spufford

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams

"I'd hate to paint with a broad brush, but many Democrats don't feel that we have a crisis in entitlements, and Republicans do." - Dave Camp

"Tired of nagging your kids to hurry up, get dressed, drink their milk and brush their teeth? Here's a radical idea: Don't." - Bruce Feiler

"I live in a small world of gouache and brush and pen and ink. I'd like to explore the world of multiples - etching and prints." - Maira Kalman

"(I was) happily contended to be climbing the heights and the clouds by the brush method.. .. rendering the God-spirit in the mountains." - Marsden Hartley

"I would dearly love to take up the brush again, but I realize that I am an old man and that I cannot set the world afire." - William Wendt

"Grow the lawn and mow the lawn always keep the TV on, brush your teeth and kill the germs, poison apples, poison worms." - Trenton Lee Stewart

"Shave that jaw, brush that hair, tone down the crazy in the eyes, and he would have to fight women off with that crossbow." - Ilona Andrews

"You're asked, 'Do you know kung-fu?' Yeah. That's what we do. We wake up, we brush our teeth, we do kung-fu!" - Maggie Q

"My theory of characterization is basically this: Put some dirt on a hero, and put some sunshine on the villain, one brush stroke of beauty on the villain." - Justin Cronin

"I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work." - John Dyer

"A lip brush is really helpful when applying a red lip because it makes the lines smoother. You can see a bumpy line from really far away." - Gracie Gold

"If your work doesn't speak to people, it's beyond comprehension and risible, but if people engage with it, you become tarred with the brush of populism." - Antony Gormley

"It breaks my heart that I don't see my daughters every day, don't get to hug them and brush their hair." - Angie Harmon

"I don't use a lint brush or anything, and I don't iron, but I could easily pick lint off of someone else." - Courteney Cox

"When I get up in the morning I brush my teeth and go about my business, and if I am going anywhere interesting I take my camera along." - Elliott Erwitt

"I'm obsessed with the Clarisonic brush. It actually makes you feel like you've had a facial. It helps prevent ingrown hairs after shaving, too." - Brad Goreski

"And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same." - Norman Mclaren

"When you have a brush in your hand, inking a beautiful woman is a lot like running your hands over her." - Frank Miller

"I'm not hard on myself - I brush those things off - but there are days when I'm pleased with myself, and days when I think I have elf ears." - Chaley Rose

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, said Browning, and so it has - extended by the length of an artist's brush." - Robert Breault

"You can think of a painter as a trio - the artist, his talent and his muse, the last two always on the lookout for a new brush man." - Robert Breault

"The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper,/ set the clouds/ to one great roof of flame/ above the earth." - Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

"I take the most wrenchingly painful moments of my life, brush them off and present them for the amusement of others. Luckily for me, my childhood was torture." - Aisha Tyler

"Writing the songs and producing the songs and arranging them and recording them is your canvas and your palette and your brush." - Scott Weiland

"I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It's good time management." - Michelle Williams

"It's not really that much of a big deal - you brush it off and you come back. Defeat is the secret ingredient to success." - Conor Mcgregor

"A system of cameras and censors are used along the border and interior to help detect the movement of illegal immigrants crossing through the dense brush." - Timothy Murphy

"If ever a painter wrought a miracle of illusion with brush and pigment that painter was Velazquez in his Las Meninas, at the Prado in Madrid." - Joaquin Sorolla

"They were wrestling with canvases, using violent colors and huge brush strokes. I arrived with gray, silent, sober, oppressed paintings. One critic said they were paintings that thought." - Antoni Tapies

"I think we all ought to be careful about too much generalization on this issue, even as I confess to painting with a pretty broad brush myself!" - John C. Bogle

"I regard photography and film simply as new technical means which painters must absolutely make use of, just as from time out of mind they have made use of brush, charcoal and color. It is certain, however, that photography and film must become as evocative for the sensibility as pencil, charcoal and brush. (1927)" - Kazimir Malevich

"Water conservation goes hand in hand with education. Teaching people that if you literally run the water while you brush your teeth - we go through 602 million gallons a day of waste in the United States because people are used to hearing the water run while they brush their teeth." - Ian Somerhalder

"Her life her life had taken on the shape of a terrible mistake. She hadn't been given the proper tools to make a real life with, she decided, that was it. She'd been given a can of gravy and a hair-brush and told, "There you go." She'd stood there for years, blinking and befuddled, brushing the can with the brush." - Lorrie Moore

"You must first realize the thing completely in your mind. Then grasp the brush, fix your attention so that you see clearly what you wish to paint; start quickly, move the brush, follow straight what you see before you, as the buzzard swoops down when the hare jumps out. If you hesitate one moment, it is gone." - Morris Graves

"This was one of those special occasions when I could actually feel the inner appreciation of the beauty of the moment passing like an electric current through the brush in my hand." - Prince Charles

"Make your face not look like your face by piling on like the heaviest makeup you can find and do it with some kind of brush that won't judge you." - Jenna Marbles

"The point of departure must always be a vision of the truth. The eye is the route of the soul, and the pencil or brush must sincerely and naively reproduce what it sees." - Rosa Bonheur

"Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth. Sweat once in a while. Get plenty of rest. Don't smoke. Laugh more. There are certain tenets to health that are pretty commonsensical and that we all know we should practice routinely." - David Perlmutter

"What joy when the insouciant armadillo glances at us and doesn't quicken his trotting across the track into the palm brush. What is this joy? That no animal falters, but knows what it must do?" - Denise Levertov

"I learned early to keep death in my line of sight, keep it under surveillance, keep it on cleared ground and away from any brush where it might coil unnoticed." - Joan Didion

"I've learnt from experience that a painting isn't finished when you put down your brush - that's when it starts. The public reaction is what supplies meaning and value. Art comes alive in the arguments you have about it." - Banksy

"I spoke it soft, but close enough to brush against her lips. I spoke it quiet, but near enough so that the sound of it went twining through her hair. I spoke it hard and firm and dark and sweet." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Instead of feeling a poverty when we encounter a great man, let us treat the new comer like a travelling geologist, who passes through our estate, and shows us good slate, or limestone, or anthracite, in our brush pasture." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you're using a long brush, you have your arm at full length. Basically, it exaggerates the movement of your body. But I always start far away and end up really close." - Brice Marden

"When I try to brush the road dust off of me and untangle all the wires in my head, I'm usually surrounded by music on a boat. But that's not how I wake up every day." - Kenny Chesney

"Every day you and I walk through God's shop. Every day we brush up against objects of incalculable worth to Him. People. Every one of them carries a price tag, if only we could see it." - John Ortberg

"Strange are the pictures of the future that mankind can thus draw with this brush of faith and these many-coloured pigments of the imagination! Strange, too, that no one of them tallies with another!" - H. Rider Haggard

"I somehow make it through the first month. I dress and brush my teeth when they tell me to. And I experience the hollow feeling of complete loss, which is emptiness." - Holly Goldberg Sloan

"The stuff of thought is the seed of the artist. Dreams form the bristles of the artist's brush. As the eye functions as the brain's sentry, I communicate my innermost perceptions through the art, my worldview." - Arshile Gorky

"Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece." - Kai Greene

"It seems that most of us could benefit from a brush with a near-fatal disaster to help us recognise the important things that we are too defeated or embittered to recognise from day to day." - Alain De Botton

"I always get nervous before a kissing scene. I make sure I always brush my teeth and eat lots of fruit and nice foods rather than garlic. I'm terribly self conscious." - Drew Barrymore

"The truth is we're all probably more creative than we realize, except we spend our lives watching TV or reading somebody else's book. We never pick up a brush and stand in front of our own easel." - Adam Carolla

"Everybody has his own great ideas about what my art should be. But I can do whatever I like and there aren't many constraints to the way I work, whether I'm using a brush with ink or paint." - Raymond Pettibon

"There is joy in feeling the bristles of a quality brush, seeing the richness and lush color of truly good pigment flowing onto the paper or canvas. The cheap stuff just makes for harder work and lesser results." - Gene Black

"I think the tendency to paint composers or styles of music with too broad a brush - for example, identifying composers as writers of "simple" or "complex" music - has become increasingly problematic and is almost never productive." - Michael Hersch

"I"ve learnt from experience that a painting is' finished when you put down your brush - that's when it starts. The public reaction is what supplies meaning and value. Art comes alive in the arguments you have about it." - Banksy

"It's not in the draftsmanship, it's in the man. Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It's in the man. If you want to do it, you do it." - Jack Kirby

"You try to leave and I will hunt you down." Relief poured through her, but she smacked at his thigh with the back of her brush. "Like a rabid dog? Very romantic." - Nalini Singh

"Can I brush your hair?" she asked as she led the way, her disposition doing a 180 on a dime. Kids. Can't live with 'em. Can't eat 'em for lunch." - Darynda Jones

"Discourse may want an animated No To brush the surface, and to make it flow; But still remember, if you mean to please, To press your point with modesty and ease." - William Cowper

"I've been trained in dancing and I used to be quite good, though I am a bit rusty right now. But I could probably brush up in a couple of months." - Brittany Murphy

"Yes, I'm too mad to punish you right now. We'll talk about it when we get home. Go brush your teeth, comb your hair, put on dry clothes, and get the guns. We're going to Wal-Mart." - Ilona Andrews

"A new friend is always a miracle, but at thirty-three years old, such a bird of paradise rising in the sage-brush was an avatar. One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly" - Henry Adams

"One wanted, she thought, dipping her brush deliberately, to be on a level with ordinary experience, to feel simply that's a chair, that's a table, and yet at the same time, It's a miracle, it's an ecstasy." - Virginia Woolf

"It was titillating to brush up against the enigma of mortality, to steal a glimpse across its forbidden frontier. Climbing was a magnificient activity, I firmly believed, not in spite of the inherent perils, but precisely because of them." - Jon Krakauer

"We must offer ourselves to God like a clean, smooth canvas and not worry ourselves about what God may choose to paint on it, but at each moment, feel only the stroke of His brush." - Jean-Pierre de Caussade

"In counting gifts, to one thousand, more, I discover that slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my life." - Ann Voskamp

"When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. Women face childbed and the scrubbing brush, revolutionaries keep their mouths shut in the torture chamber, battleships go down with their guns still firing when their decks are awash." - George Orwell

"I knew the past wasn't real. It was only an idea, and the thing I'd wanted to touch, to brush against, the feeling I couldn't name - it just didn't exist. It was only an idea, too." - Nic Pizzolatto

"The British government has urged its citizens to abstain from alcohol at least two days a week. Or to make it easier to remember, whenever they brush their teeth." - Conan O'Brien

"It is a dear and lovely disposition, and a most valuable one, that can brush away indignities and discourtesies and seek and find the pleasanter features of an experience." - Mark Twain

"The pictures were painted directly through me, without preliminary drawings and with great power. I had no idea what the pictures would depict and still I worked quickly and surely without changing a single brush-stroke." - Hilma af Klint

"A writer's voice is not character alone, it is not style alone; it is far more. A writer's voice line the stroke of an artist's brush- is the thumbprint of her whole person- her idea, wit, humor, passions, rhythms." - Patricia Lee Gauch

"Light is my inspiration, my paint and brush. It is as vital as the model herself. Profoundly significant, it caresses the essential superlative curves and lines. Light I acknowledge as the energy upon which all life on this planet depends." - Ruth Bernhard

"Motherhood is given the brush-off in our society. 'Oh, I'm just a mom,' you hear women say. 'Just' a mom? Please! Being a mom is everything. It's mentorship, it's inspirational, it's our hope for the future." - Sally Field

"When you are pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen, brush the honey off your nose and spruce yourself up as best you can, so as to look Ready for Anything." - A A Milne

"We have lit upon the gentle, sensitive mind And lost the old nonchalance of the hand; Whether we have chosen chisel, pen or brush, We are but critics, or but half create." - William Butler Yeats

"Myths are stories about people who become too big for their lives temporarily, so that they crash into other lives or brush against gods. In crisis their souls are visible." - Anne Carson

"I've learned not to look a gift horse in the mouth. Why you would want to look any horse the mouth considering how infrequently they brush is beyond me." - Robert Mankoff

"[Answering the question 'If you had caused the end of the world, what would you do?'] I would try to fix it. I would go to bed on time and brush my teeth." - Quvenzhane Wallis

"We should have a way of telling people they have bad breath without hurting their feelings. Well, I'm bored. Let's go brush our teeth. Or, I've got to make a phone call. Hold this gum in your mouth." - Brad Stine

"You want to paint? First of all you must cut off your tongue because your decision takes away from you the right to express yourself with anything but your brush." - Henri Matisse

"You hold in your hand the camel's-hair brush of a painter of Life. You stand before the vast white canvas of Time. The paints are your thoughts, emotions and acts." - Wilferd Peterson

"The poet must work with brush and paper,but this is not what makes the poem. A man does not go in search of a poem - the poem comes in search of him." - Yang Wanli

"Every experience deeply felt in life needs to be passed along. Wheather it be through words and music, chiseled in stone, painted with a brush, or sewn with a needle, it is a way of reaching for immortality." - Thomas Jefferson

"Somebody can paint with a fine brush like Monet and do millions of little dots or somebody can splatter it up there like Kandinsky or Jackson Pollock and go "Yep, that's art." That's okay." - Patrick Wilson

"They are travelling cheaply, with that touch of indolence and occasional luxury that comes only from having real resources. They live in Levis and sunlight. Sometimes they brush their teeth in streams." - James Salter

"If we fall into the trap of painting all Muslims with a broad brush and imply that we are at war with an entire religion, then we are doing the terrorists' work for them." - Barack Obama

"We learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off - then we go forward, with the presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens." - Barack Obama

"I just figured, for the most part, mainstream networks stopped using [mistress word]. Those are small brush fires. The election made me realize we've got forest fires that we collectively need to be focused on." - Paula Broadwell

"Everybody has a direct view of the person "behind" the art, so there is going to be a certain amount of awareness of who is making songs. But I like paintings where you can see the brush-strokes." - Jeffrey Lewis

"I really didn't know much about theater. After I signed on, I started reading a lot of Sam Shepard plays just to brush up on my history and do some research." - Taissa Farmiga

"I deserve to be chained by night in a church basement without company o' cassette player if I'm not man enough to ask you for the teeniest, slightest brush of oral-muscular affaction." - Tom Robbins

"How could I possibly join them on to the little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush, as produces little effect after much labor?" - Jane Austen

"One of the very few things that I do every single day is put on fragrance. If I'm not wearing makeup ... I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume." - Blake Lively

"I have seldom known a man cunning with his brush who was not simple with his tongue; or, indeed, any skill in particular that was not allied to general stupidity." - Thomas Hardy

"Love everybody. If they do you wrong or they brush you the wrong way it's OK, you don't have to hold on to that, you can still love them from afar; you don't have to really deal with them." - Chris Johnson

"There is much meaning in the word endure. For example, when dealing with unstable human feelings and uneven pathways in life, without endurance to hold you up, you may fall into a pit in the brush." - Zicheng Hong

"Can I brush your hair?" she asked as she led the way, her disposition doing a 180 on a dime. Kids. Ca' live with "em. Ca' eat "em for lunch." - Darynda Jones

"When we were little girls sitting between those knees that served like locks, when they came with that brush or comb, you got ready because they would inevitably get to the kitchen, the nape of the neck..." - Johnnetta Betsch Cole

"A painter knows what to do by the tug of the brush as it pulls through a mixture of oils, and by the look of coloured slurries on the palette." - James Elkins

"In the morning I get out of bed, I brush my teeth, I wash my face, I get dressed in the clothes I like best. I want to be good to myself." - Matthew Dickman

"I always enjoyed school, and I enjoyed being focused on learning - and I know that sounds nerdy, but there were so many wonderful elements of going to school with just girls. I wouldn't brush my hair." - Stacey Farber

"Once a year my back will go out and it'll be... it's like a sciatic thing and it's the smallest thing. Like I could be leaning over the sink to brush my teeth in a weird way and it happens." - Kevin James

"On my desk, I always have a lemon or a lime drying. I love the fragrance. Also, a Staedtler eraser, a brush for the eraser and a pencil sharpener." - Maira Kalman

"I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off... Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be. I love my body; I'm healthy, I work out." - Khloe Kardashian

"Being a role model is cool and a great honor. I'm grateful to be considered one and will live up to that title by encouraging kids to eat their Wheaties and brush their teeth often." - Jennette Mccurdy

"Solving climate change is a complex topic, but in a single crude brush-stroke, here is the solution: the price of carbon dioxide must be such that people stop burning coal without capture." - David J C Mackay

"Computers are another tool for the creative artist - just as a flat or filbert brush is. But there was a time when I left a jar of medium open by my work station for that painterly smell." - Donald Lambert

"I do make my own brushes and have done so for many years. I'm constantly refining the designs, trying new materials, re-configuring other brushes - all in my never-ending quest for the perfect brush." - James Nares

"When you don't know how to pick up a brush, you don't know anything; at that moment you're an artist. I'll simply say, 'If you know less, you're better off as an artist." - Milton Resnick

"I can't beleive I'm here to tell the tale, this was my first brush with death, and God must have been looking after us and obviously, it wasn't our time." - Samantha Fox



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