"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought."
"Those who desire to give up freedom in order
to gain security,
will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."
"Sitting in front of this monitor, with it's multiple
pop up tool bars, drop down menus, buttons, and arrows and stuff,
is like being on the bridge of the Enterprise, (the starship)
on a journey
to the Unknown Planet, (the future)."
"The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
Henry Van Dyke
"If, facing the paper, your thought is 'I am an artist.', you have no clue as to what to do. If the concepts of your function are, 'I am a shape maker, an entertainer,
an expressive symbol collector' ... then you have an explicit road map."
""The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.""
"We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our
prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most
people would die sooner than think -- in fact, they do so."
"There's an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere."
"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the
suffering of mankind."
Bertrand Russell (Autobiography)
"Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all."
John Maynard Keynes
"He truly lives dangerously who trusts his health to a doctor, his rights to a
lawyer, his money to a banker or his soul to a preacher"
"The world that we see and perceive comes into us through a veil of emotions, thoughts, worries, plans and ideas. As a result, we do not see clearly what is right in front of us, and we often misinterpret what is really there."
"Things are what they really are, not what they seem."
"Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance."
W. Clement Stone
"Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."
"Let us accept the truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views."
"Mistrust those in whom the instinct to punish is strong."
"If I were called upon to define briefly the word 'Art,' I should call it the reproduction of what the senses preceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul."
"I shut my eyes in order to see."
"The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently."
Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) - French artist
"Imagination is more important
"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) - Spanish artist
"My aim is to escape from the medium with which I work. To leave no residue of technical mannerisms to
stand between my expression and the observer. To seek freedom through significant form and design
rather than through the diversion of so-called free and accidental brush handling... Not to exhibit craft, but
rather to submerge it, and make it rightfully the handmaiden of beauty, power and emotional content."
"If you always do what you always did--you'll always get what you always got."
"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to."
"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."
"The more an artist works the more there is to do."
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