Quotes on art


It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

~ Publilius Syrus

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools.

~ Marshall McLuhan

For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.

~ Neil Gershenfeld

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.

~ Mignon McLaughlin

Linus Apparently, he's got a record longer than my... well, it's long.

~ Ocean's Eleven

You're so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I don't give a damn. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on civilian casualties in Vietnam

~ Richard Milhous Nixon

Nothing costs so much as what is bought by prayers.

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

There is something precious in our being mysteries to ourselves, in our being unable ever to see through even the person who is closest to our heart and to reckon with him as though he were a logical proposition or a problem in accounting.

~ Rudolf Karl Bultmann

One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.

~ Robert C. Byrd

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