Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Philippe Halsman

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"This is the essence of a work of art: that you never touch bottom. If a picture has for everybody exactly the same meaning, it is a platitude, and it is meaningless as a work of art. The same is true for a portrait: if it is not rich in character and meaning, it is a poor portrait."

Philippe Halsman
(2 May 1906 - 25 June 1979), Latvian-born American portrait photographer.

Quote of the Week: Dave Eggers

dave-eggers-quote"When we pass by another person without telling them we love them it’s cruel and wrong and we all know this. It is no way to live, to wait to love. But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them."

Dave Eggers (born 12 March 1970), American writer, editor, and publisher.

Quote of the Week: Rumi

mawlana_rumi"Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet."

Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī),
(30 Sept. 1207 – 17 Dec. 1273), Persian poet, Islamic jurist, theologian, and mystic.

Quote of the Week: Pina Bausch

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"I am more interested in what moves people, than how they move."

Philippine "Pina" Bausch
(27 July 27, 1940 – 30 June 2009), German modern dance choreographer

Quote of the Week: Ali Akbar Khan

ali-akbar-khan"If you practice for 10 years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist -- then you may please even God."

Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 - 18 June 2009), Indian classical maestro
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Quote of the Week: William Gibson

gibson-quote"The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it."

William Gibson
(born 17 March 1948), American-Canadian writer.

Quote of the Week: Meryl Streep

meryl-quote"I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can't imagine eschewing one for the other."

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep
(born 22 June, 1949), American actress

Quote of the Week: Georgia O'Keefe

okeefe-quote"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way...things I had no words for."

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe
(15 November 1887 – 6 March 1986), American artist.

Quote of the Week: Kanye West

kanye-quote"In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don`t ever want me to say 'I'm great'?"

Kanye Omari West (8 June 1977), rapper, producer, author and singer.

Quote of the Week: Yves Saint Laurent

yves-saint-laurent"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it."

Yves Saint Laurent
(1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), Algerian-born French fashion designer.

Quote of the Week: Miles Davis

miles-davis"My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."

Miles Davis
(26 May 1926 – 28 Sept. 1991), American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

Quote of the Week: Renzo Piano

renzo-piano"Architecture is, is a science, is technology, is geography, is typography, is anthropology, is sociology, is art, is history."

Renzo Piano
(born 14 September 1937), world renowned Italian architect.

Quote of the Week: Helen Mirren

helen_mirren"All you have to do is to look like crap on film and everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress. Actually, all you've done is look like crap."

Dame Helen Mirren
(born 26 July 1945), multi-award-winning English actress.

Quote of the Week: Chris Martin

chris-martin"Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you're obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant."

Chris Martin (born 2 March 1977),
English singer-songwriter and instrumentalist of the band Coldplay.

Quote of the Week: Sylvia Plath

sylvia_plath"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."

Sylvia Plath
(27 Oct. 1932 – 11 Feb. 1963), American writer, poet, and children's author.

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