The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before.

At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself.

Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet.

No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression.

Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?

My interest lies in my self-expression - what's inside of me - not what I'm in.

Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.

The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.

If you copy then it is not self-expression.