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Emily Carr

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I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.

— Emily Carr

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Life's an awfully lonesome affair. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.

— Emily Carr

#alone #awfully #come #coming #even

Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs.

— Emily Carr

#all things #bored #eternal #eternal love #expected

Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.

— Emily Carr

#love #make #noises #such #sway

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul.

— Emily Carr

#be careful #careful #know #own #paint

I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born.

— Emily Carr

#big #born #dialect #different #half

It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.

— Emily Carr

#feel #raw #wonderful

Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.

— Emily Carr

#dead #feel #fresh #get #go

Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helter-skelter magnificence.

— Emily Carr

#disorder #magnificence #ordered #perfectly

The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.

— Emily Carr

#himself #his #itself #may #religion

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In addition to Klee Wyck Carr wrote The Book of Small (1942) The House of All Sorts (1944) and publiEmily Carrd posthumously Growing Pains (1946) Pause The Heart of a Peacock (1953) and Hundreds and Thousands (1966). On her return to the south Carr organized an exhibit of some of this work and delivered a detailed lecture about the aboriginal villages that Emily Carr had visited which ended with her mission statement:

I glory in our wonderful west and I hope to leave behind me some of the relics of its first primitive greatness. With her ability to travel curtailed Carr's focus shifted from her painting to her writing.

Emily Carr (December 13 1871 – March 2 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".

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