Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Ai Weiwei

"I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens', forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life."

(born 1957),
Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism.

Quote of the Week: Thelonious Monk

"A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination."

(October 10, 1917 - February 17, 1982),
American jazz pianist and composer.

Quote of the Week: Ernest Hemmingway

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961),
American author and journalist.

Quote of the Week: Howard Zinn

"No politician who voted funds for war, no business contractor for the military, no general who ordered young men into battle, no FBI man who spied on anti-war activities, should be invited to public ceremonies on this sacred day. Let the dead of past wars be honored. Let those who live pledge themselves never to embark on mass slaughter again."

(August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010),
American military veteran (WWII) and historian.

Quote of the Week: Arnold Schoenberg

"I believe that art is born not of 'I can' but 'I must.'"

(1874-1951),
Austrian composer, music pedagogue, and painter.

Quote of the Week: Sophia Loren

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."

Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934),
Italian actress.

Quote of the Week: Diane Ackerman

"Love is the white light of emotion. It includes many feelings which, out of laziness and confusion, we crowd into one simple word. Art is the prism that sets them free…"

Diane Ackerman (born 7 October 1948), American author, poet, and naturalist.

Quote of the Week: Jean Giraudoux

"Only the mediocre are always at their best."

(1882-1944),
French dramatist and diplomat.

Quote of the Week: John Muir

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."

(21 April 1838 - 24 December 1914),
Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
 
John Muir (21 April 1838 – 24 December 1914), Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
 
John Muir (21 April 1838 – 24 December 1914), Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

Quote of the Week: Anne Frank

"It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."

Anne Frank (12 June 1929 - early March 1945), diarist and Jewish victim of the Holocaust.

Quote of the Week: Caroline Paul

“You can never know anyone as completely as you want. But that's okay, love is better.”

(born 29 July 1963), 
American writer.

Quote of the Week: Marina Abramović

"The hardest thing to do is something which is close to nothing because it is demanding all of you."

Marina Abramović (born 30 November 1946), New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. She has recently begun to describe herself as the "grandmother of performance art." Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.

The hardest thing is to do something which is close to nothing because it is demanding all of you.”
 
Marina Abramović (born 30 November 1946), New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the "grandmother of performance art." Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.
 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Abramovi%C4%87
"The hardest thing is to do something which is close to nothing because it is demanding all of you.”
 
Marina Abramović (born 30 November 1946), New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the "grandmother of performance art." Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.
 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Abramovi%C4%87
 
zengarage.com.au/2013/03/marina-abramovic-and-ulay/

Quote of the Week: Margaret Atwood

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

(born 18 November 1939),
Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist.

Quote of the Week: Billy Corgan

"Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature."

William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. (born 17 March 1967), American musician, producer, lyricist, writer, professional wrestling promoter, tea shop owner, and occasional slam poet, best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.

Quote of the Week: Dr. Steven Greer

"We're reaching the point where the Earth will have to end the burden we've placed on her, if we don't lift the burden ourselves."

(June 28, 1955), American medical doctor and ufologist who founded the Orion Project and The Disclosure Project.
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