Words can be a useful adjunct to the visual, providing clarification and reassurance, reminding me  what matters and where making art fits with the rest of my life. These quotes are some of my current favourites:

To live is to leave traces
Walter Benjamin

An artist’s life is adventurous: one new thing after another
Agnes Martin

Art gives shape to life
Shakespeare

An unexamined life is not worth living
Socrates in Plato, Dialogues