"I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on." Mark Rothko (25 Sept. 1903 - 25 Feb. 1970), Latvian-born, American painter.
Quote of the Week
"Grief is, in a sense, the bill that comes due for love." George Saunders (born 2 December 1958), American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children's books.
"There are moments that I've had some real brilliance, you know. But I think they are moments. And sometimes, in a career, moments are enough." Dennis Hopper (17 May 1936 - 29 May 2010), American actor, filmmaker and artist.
"The point is that you can't just flash it. You have to have a face that goes with it. There has to be some emotion behind it..." Ronnie James Dio (10 July 1942 - 16 May 2010), American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter.
"I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be." Joan Didion (born 5 December 1934), American novelist and essayist.
"It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do." Lena Horne (30 June 1917 - 9 May 2010), American singer, actress and dancer.
"As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag." Patti Smith (born 30 December 1946), American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist.
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll (27 Jan. 1832 - 14 Jan. 1898), English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.
"The devil follows me day and night, because he is afraid to be alone." Francis Picabia (22 January 1879 - 30 November 1953), French painter and poet.
"When I'm not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It's a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity." Maria Irene Fornes (born 14 May 1930), Cuban-American playwright.