"Surrender. Empty completely. No personality. No perfection. No shows of skill. Fully engage the senses, they are your channels for discernment. Smile. Don't be afraid. Let your abilities and training have their way with you." K. Kain
"The nature of the soft brush and ink does not permit correcting, changing, or retracing a stroke...the hand has to be sure, and coordination of heart and hand is essential...Brushwork is thus the direct expression of the mind in action. Its function is to make visible the invisible." "The Way of Chinese Painting", by Mai-mai Sze, Random House, NY, 1959. (pp 116-117).
A Pablo Picasso story from the Village Voice: There is a great story about Pablo Picasso. Some guy told Picasso he would pay him to draw a picture on a napkin. Picasso whipped out a pen and banged out a sketch, handed it to the guy, and said, "One million dollars, please." "A million dollars?" the guy exclaimed. "That only took you thirty seconds!" "Yes," said Picasso. "But it took me fifty years to learn how to draw that in thirty seconds."