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Picnic Quotes

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The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles,
and from that moment he is following the dark rapids
of an underground river which may sometimes flow so
near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly

Related topics: Art

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

 

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion,
which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed
so that a hundred years later,
when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
- Novalis

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

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

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

The highest art is always the most religious,
and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
- Abraham Lincoln

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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