I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York.— Thomas Kinkade
The most uplifting Thomas Kinkade quotes you will be delighted to read
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life.
It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.
The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings along to someone else.
I believe a radiant, light-filled tomorrow should be normal to the experience of living.
Thankfulness can reduce stress in your life by making you more content with who you are and what you have. If you make a habit of accepting every circumstance gratefully and assuming there is a purpose in it, you'll be relieved from the worry and anxiety that go with being resentful and dissatisfied.
Romance makes a radiant sunrise out of every moment.
Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life.
Our most important legacy will be the contributions we make to the lives of other human beings.
Somewhere out there is a unique place for you to help others - a unique life role for you to fill that only you can fill.
My paintings always feature trails that dissolve into mysterious areas, patches of light that lead the eye around corners, pathways, open gates, etc.
Beautiful objects, ideas, even beautiful people all share the power to lift the spirits and motivate creativity while at the same time soothing the soul.
The most important key to a more romantic life: you have to be willing to pay attention
Surround yourself with the kinds of input that are uplifting, that expand your mind and settle your spirit.
The act of contributing to the lives of others is its own reward.
A servant's heart is a greater motivator than financial gain.
I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer.
It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting.
It's when I let myself get little that I tumble head over heels into joy.
There's been million-seller books and million-seller CDs.
But there hasn't been, until now, million-seller art.
Love is the stepping stone to new beginnings.
My joy burns brighter when I tend to the glowing hearth fires of home.
The disintegration of the culture starts with the artist.
Im on a crusade to turn the tide in the arts, to restore dignity to the arts and, by extension, to the culture.
Beauty is found in anything that delights the senses, nourishes the soul, fires the imagination.
Quiet time and solitude are vital to helping me keep perspective.
I consider myself fortunate to have so much quiet built into my profession. I spend long hours by myself at my easel. And while I work, I think-of the future, of my loved ones, of God's goodness and the many exciting opportunities that surround me. I ponder the challenges I face, the needs of others, the direction my life is going.
Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'
I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.
I was always the kid who could draw. I had this talent, and it was the one thing that gave me some kind of dignity in the midst of my personal environment.
My life shines with God's radiant blessings when my heart is the color of joy
To be romantic is quite simply to allow yourself to fall in love with life - all of life - and experience it fully, openly, passionately, and purposefully
Each of us is a small part of God's plan.
I'm a small part. I create paintings that are being used by God.
I grew up in a broken home. My dad was out of the home when I was five years old. I never knew him very well.
The more you give yourself to others, the more joy and peace will flow into your own life.
We have found a way to bring to millions of people an art that they can understand.
I try to create paintings that are a window for the imagination.
If people look at my work and are reminded of the way things once were, or perhaps, the way they could be, then I've done my job.
It's a simple liberating reality - the best things in life are mine for the choosing.
People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.
When I find my focus and keep my balance- I find that all is right with my world.
A painting has a lot of advantages over other forms of communication.
Unlike a movie, you don't have to put it into a machine and turn it on. It's just there every day. It's not limited by the element of time. It's a constant part of the home.
I love audio books, and when I paint I'm always listening to a book.
I find that my imagination really takes flight in the painting process when I'm listening to audio books.
Cherish the people who make up your home, and you'll notice the hearth fires burn brighter than ever before.
The power of prayer is like turning on a light as it illuminates God's purpose for our lives. There is no greater connection to knowing His will other than the word.
A piece of art is a compact form of the universe.
The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.
I am really the most controversial artist in the world.
With whatever talent and resources I have, I'm trying to bring light to penetrate the darkness many people feel.
The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting.
Every conversation, every cuddle, aver kiss and caress, even every disagreement, adds another brushstroke to the picture of home you paint with the days and hours of your life.
We all have romantic nature of one kind or another buried somewhere in our hearts.
It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.'