Quotes

Expressions full of meaning or beauty, favorite or simply very interesting sayings, concepts, thoughts, ideas, understandings, notions, opinions, views, believes, intentions, and ideals.

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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."— Edgar Degas

We live in a world of abstraction, a world of bureaucracy and machinery, of absolute ideas and of messianism without subtlety.


Albert Camus

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.


Friedrich Nietzsche

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.


Willem de Kooning

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.


Thomas Paine

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.


Henry Miller

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.


John Cage

Nothing is accomplished by writing a piece of music.
Nothing is accomplished by playing a piece of music.
Nothing is accomplished by hearing a piece of music.


John Cage

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.


Simonides of Ceos

Oh yes things exist like the echo
When you yell at the foot
Of a huge mountain


Ikkyu

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." (English translation from German)

"Man muss noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden Stern gebären zu können." (Original German, Deutsch)


Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.


Daniel Boorstin

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.


Werner Heisenberg

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.


Niels Bohr

Two mirrors facing each other. There is no image in between.


Zen Saying

I insist on your freedom.


Jack Kerouac

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.


Ray Manzarek

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