quote by Agnes Martin

I once taught art to adults in a night course. I had a woman who painted her back yard, and she said it was the first time she had ever really looked at it. I think everyone sees beauty. Art is a way to respond

— Agnes Martin

Most Powerful Back Yard quotations

Mathematics is not something that you find lying around in your back yard.

It's produced by the human mind. Yet if we ask where mathematics works best, it is in areas like particle physics and astrophysics, areas of fundamental science that are very, very far removed from everyday affairs.

Back yard quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs." And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.

Back yard quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me every day after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.

Late February, and the air's so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it's strawberry season- shortcake, waffles, berries and cream will be penciled on the coffeeshop menus.

If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!

Back yard quote A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to yo
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

It took some time before the public learned that to appreciate an Impressionist painting one has to step back a few yards, and enjoy the miracle of seeing these puzzling patches suddenly fall into one place and come to life before our eyes.

The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.

Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.

I loved every minute of my childhood - sunbathing on the fire escape, digging for buried treasure in the back yard, pulling alewives out of the sand... Then it was all taken away from me. I came back every summer to visit my father until I was 18, but I was always the outsider.

Back yard quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

I classify Sao Paolo this way: The Governor's Palace is the living room.

The mayor's office is the dining room and the city is the garden. And the favela is the back yard where they throw the garbage.

What smells so? Has somebody been burning a Rag, or is there a Dead Mule in the Back yard? No, the Man is Smoking a Five-Cent Cigar.

I was in the back part of the bunker, so I had to carry the whole bunker. It was probably 20 yards.

Back yard quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

You go where the work is. It can be in my own back yard, Israel, Spain, or Yugoslavia. We may have the greatest technical efficiency in the world, but our artistic values are not necessarily the best.

Imagination without knowledge leads no farther than the back yard of primitive art, the child's scrawl on the fence, and the crank's message in the market place. Art is never simple.

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best.

Back yard quote Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.

I would sacrifice 1,000 yards rushing to win a Super Bowl.

But I want to be the first back to have back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons.

The hardest shot in golf is a mashie at 90 yards from the green, where the ball has to be played against an oak tree, bounces back into a sandtrap, hits a stone, bounces on the green and then rolls into the cup. That shot is so difficult I have made it only once.

It is the music which makes it what it is;

it is the music which changes the place from the rear room of a saloon in back of the yards to a fairy place, a wonderland, a little comer of the high mansions of the sky.

Back yard quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

The stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yard! America's chickens are coming home to roost!

Back yard quote Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way.
Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way.

Shoot you on the front porch and knock you to the back yard.

I could throw a pass to a spot as well as anyone who ever lived - But that's a God-given talent. I could never stand back and flick the ball 60 yards downfield with my wrists like Dan Marino does.

Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother, he was raised in a silent household, on some level, had a father who potentially was not around and he learned what he knew by himself in the back yard, with bugs and animals. He's not comfortable being a supervisor and that's his problem.

Back yard quote No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your str
No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.

At USC, if you're running back there, and you do gain you over 1,500 yards, people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones.

Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard.

The roofs are shining from the rain, The sparrows twitter as they fly, And with a windy April grace The little clouds go by. Yet the back yards are bare and brown With only one unchanging tree- I could not be so sure of Spring Save that it sings in me.

Back yard quote The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards y
The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.

I started by hacking around the back yard in Richmond.

The basketball coach cut me within two days, so I was back in the pool.

I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards, but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn.

A dog came to my door, so I gave him a bone, the dog took the bone into the back yard and buried it. I'm going to go plant a tree there, with bones on it, then the dog will come back and say, "Shoot! It worked! I must distribute these bones equally for I have a green paw!"

Back yard quote At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.

It was a great place to grow up. There were always kids around in our neighborhood. We had a basketball hoop in the back of our house, a little front yard where you could get touch football games going. I know you think of it as a big city, but it was fun for me to grow up in New Orleans. I remember it as a very normal childhood.

A cow peacefully grazing fifty yards away received one of the bullets in her back. She had nothing to do with the quarrel all the same.

You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids. We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours.

My interest in science was excited at age nine by an article on astronomy in National Geographic; the author was Donald Menzel of the Harvard Observatory. For the next few years, I regularly made star maps and snuck out at night to make observations from a locust tree in our back yard.

After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back anteroom opening from the yard; and there, retiring into a corner, called up before his mind's eye a vast amphitheatre of faces over which a dusky curtain had hung for many years.