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Irving Stone on an Artist Without Ideas

“An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.”–Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy


Pearls from artists* # 247

* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on. 242 more words

An Artist's Life

A Lust for Life by Irving Stone

A definitive biography on one of the most celebrated artists of all time.

A Lust for Life is a beautifully written biography that brings alive the life of, perhaps, one of the greatest painter in history- Vincent Van Gogh. 277 more words


Clarence Darrow and the defense of thought against ignorance

Clarence Darrow has long been a hero of mine, ever since reading Irving Stone’s now-out-of-print biographical novel Clarence Darrow for the Defense when I was boy. 800 more words

Overland Passages

Francis E. Walter Dam

Location: Francis E. Walter Dam (Bear Creek, PA)
Book: ‘Lust for Life’ by Irving Stone


Quoth the Raven

Inspired by the past 3 days, I thought I might share a few other favorite quotes! I have 28 pages worth of them on Goodreads, so this might take a while. 261 more words