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May 29, 2001

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”
Mark Twain
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“In my studio I’m as happy as a cow in her stall. That’s the only place where everything is all right”
Louise Nevelson
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“There was never a genius without a tincture of insanity.”
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“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Twyla Tharp
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May 26, 2001

“I have come to an unalterable decision -- to go and live forever in Polynesia. Then I can end my days in peace and freedom, without thoughts of tomorrow and this eternal struggle against idiots.”
Paul Gauguin
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“The important thing is not what the author, or any artist, had in mind to begin with but at what point he decided to stop.”
D. W. Harding
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“There were dozens of lakes, many of them not on the map. For identification purposes we gave them names. The bright sparkling lakes we named after people we admiredů to the swampy ones, all messed up with moose tracks, we gave the names of the critics who disparaged us.”
Andrew Y. Jackson
“You cannot govern the creative impulse; all you can do is to eliminate obstacles and smooth the way for it.”
Kimon Nicoliades
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May 25, 2001

“The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.”
Ken Olsen
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“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
Muhammad Ali
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“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”
Paul Strand
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“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”
Diane Arbus
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May 16, 2001

“I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.”
Miles Davis
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“Great artists need great clients.”
I. M. Pei
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“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
Franklin P. Jones
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“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
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May 11, 2001

“The ‘refined’, the ‘rich, the professional do nothing’, the ‘distiller of quintessence’ desire only the peculiar, and sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous is today’s art. And I myself, since the advent of cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my head. The less they understood, the more they have admired me! ... Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand meaning of the word. ...I am only a public clown, a mountebank. I have understood my time and exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But, at least, and at last, it does have the merit of being honest.”
Pablo Picasso
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“I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture.”
Claude Monet
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“During the Renaissance, when they wished to imitate Immortal Greece, they produced Raphael. Ingres wished to imitate Raphael, and became Ingres. Cezanne wished to imitate Poussin, and thus became Cezanne. Dali wanted to imitate Meissonier and THE RESULT WAS DALI. Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
Salvadore Dali
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“Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.”
Lionel Trilling
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May 06, 2001

“Pictures of roads can be great metaphors for life’s journey. We don’t remember where it started. We can’t see where it ends. We can only look and enjoy what is around us.”
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“A cop stopped me for speeding. He said, ‘Why were you going so fast?’ I said, ‘See this thing my foot is on? It’s called an accelerator. When you push down on it, it sends more gas to the engine. The whole car just takes right off. And see this thing? This steers it.’ “
Steven Wright
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“Art for art’s sake makes no more sense than gin for gin’s sake.”
Somerset Maugham
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“Art for art’s sake, Money for God’s sake.”
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May 02, 2001

“It’s just seeing - at least the photography I care about. You either see, or you don’t see. The rest is academic. Anyone can learn how to develop. It’s how you organize what you see into a picture.”
Elliott Erwitt
(More like this in: Inspiration, Photography) .:link:.
“If people only knew as much about painting as I do, they would never buy my pictures.”
Edwin Landseer
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“I find there is a ledger where my heart used to be.”
Steve Hummer
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“I don’t like to write. I don’t care what the fuck happens after I write. Once I’ve gotten the story in my mind, the rest is just pain. And to cure the pain, we put it together between covers and call it The Great Shark Hunt and sell 100,000 copies at fifteen dollars apiece. It helps ease the pain.”
Hunter S. Thompson
(More like this in: Hunter Thompson, Writing) .:link:.
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