Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Václav Havel

"If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed."

Václav Havel (5 October 1936 - 18 December 2011), Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician.

Quote of the Week: Maurizio Cattelan

"... there are three different kinds of revolutionaries: those who want to change things; those who are into the fight but couldn’t care less if things change or not; and those who work following their instinct, responding to a situation in a personal way that can end up having collective results -- and that can affect the world a lot more. That last model is possibly the one I’m interested in most."

Maurizio Cattelan (born 21 September 1960), Italian artist based in NYC.

 

Quote of the Week: Richard Feynman

"Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best."

Richard Phillips Feynman (11 May 1918 - 15 February 1988), American physicist.

Quote of the Week: Jane Birkin

"I'd rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes."

Jane Birkin (born 14 December 1946),

English actress, model, singer and film director.

Quote of the Week: José de Sousa Saramago

"We never consider that the things dogs know about us are things of which we have not the faintest notion."

José de Sousa Saramago (16 November 1922 - 18 June 2010),
Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist and playwright.

Quote of the Week: Agnes de Mille

“Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.”

Agnes George de Mille (18 September 1905 - 7 October 1993),
American dancer and choreographer.

Quote of the Week: Jeff Tweedy

"A piece of art is not a loaf of bread. When someone steals a loaf of bread from the store, that's it. The loaf of bread is gone. When someone downloads a piece of music, it's just data until the listener puts that music back together with their own ears, their mind, their subjective experience. How they perceive your work changes your work."

Jeff Tweedy (born 25 August 1967), American rock music and songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Stephen King

"I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud."

Stephen King (born 21 September 1947),
American author and film director.

Quote of the Week: Michelangelo

"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it."

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(6 March 1475 - 18 February 1564),
Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor.

Quote of the Week: Richard Wagner

"Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813  - 13 February 1883), German composer, primarily known for his operas.

Quote of the Week: St. Vincent

"You can’t apologize your way into people’s hearts... You have to go full force."

Annie Erin Clark (born 28 September 1982), American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs under the moniker St. Vincent.

 

Quote of the Week: Adam Levin

"I feel like a millionaire on the back of an armored jet-ski my samurai girlfriend who loves me is charging at a cartel speedboat to win a game of chicken. Isn’t this the day’s best part? You don’t even have to remember to enjoy it. It enjoys you into itself."

Adam Levin (born 1976), American fiction author and teacher.

 

Quote of the Week: Cicero

"Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow."

Marcus Tullius Cicero, sometimes anglicized as Tully (3 Jan. 106 BC - 7 Dec. 43 BC), Roman philosopher and statesman.

Quote of the Week: David Foster Wallace

"In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness."

David Foster Wallace (21 Feb. 1962 - 12 Sept. 2008), American author.

Quote of the Week: Chögyam Trungpa

"In order to overcome selfishness, it is necessary to be daring."

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
(28 February 1939 - 4 April 1987),
Buddhist meditation master and writer.
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