Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Elliott Carter

 

"I always conceived of composition as an adventure, and each one of my pieces is an adventure in a certain direction. They’re still an adventure."
 
Elliott Carter (born December 11, 1908),
American composer.
 

Quote of the Week: Oscar Pistorius

"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, 'Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes."

Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius (born 22 November 1986), South African sprint runner nicknamed "Blade Runner" because he races on carbon fibre prosthetic blades.

Quote of the Week: Gore Vidal

"There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise."

(3 October 1925 - 31 July 2012)
American writer.

Quote of the Week: Jesse Owens

"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."

(12 September 1913 - 31 March 1980),
American track and field athlete.

Quote of the Week: Nelson Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 18 July 1918), South African politician.

Quote of the Week: Woody Guthrie

"I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I ain't a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns."

Woody Guthrie (14 July 1912 - 3 October 1967), American singer-songwriter and folk musician.

Quote of the Week: David Hockney

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

(born 9 July 1937),
English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer.

Quote of the Day: Nora Ephron

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.”

Nora Ephron (19 May 1941 - 26 June 2012), American film director, producer, and writer.

Quote of the Week: Joyce Carol Oates

 

"Nothing is accidental in the universe -- this is one of my Laws of Physics -- except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity."

(born 16 June 1938), American author.

Quote of the Week: Percy Shelley

"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted."

Percy Shelley
(4 August 1792 - 8 July 1822),  
one of the major English Romantic poets. 

Quote of the Week: Maria Sharapova

"I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova."

(Born 19 April 1987),
Russian professional tennis player.
 

Quote of the Week: Aldous Huxley

 

"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."

(26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963),
English writer.

Quote of the Week: Daniel Webster

 

"Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored."

Daniel Webster (18 January 1782 - 24 October 1852), American statesman and senator.

Quote of the Week: Bill Hicks

"We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free."

(16 December 1961 - 26 February 1994),
American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.

Quote of the Week: Pablo Picasso

"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?"

Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 - 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer.

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