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We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker, consultant
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Take no thought for tomorrow; for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Matthew 6:34 Bible,
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To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Auguste Rodin, sculptor
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Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. Proverbs,
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When all else is lost, the future still remains. Christian Nevell Bovee,
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The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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The future is purchased by the present. Samuel Johnson, author
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Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom, author
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I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life. George Burns, comedian
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The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Mary Pickford, actress
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Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin, actor
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The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln, president
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The future comes one day at a time. Dean Acheson, statesman
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The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superflous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art. Pablo Picasso, painter
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Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today. James T. Mccay,
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When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh. Chinese Proverbs,
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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Tomorrow never comes. Proverbs,
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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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The universe never did make sense. I suspect that it was built on a government contract. Robert A. Heinlein, writer
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The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we're ready for it. Arnold Glasgow,
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The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. Source Unknown,
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Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth. Arabic Proverbs,
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We have inherited the past; we can create the future. Source Unknown,
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Whatever your past has been your future is spotless. Source Unknown,
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If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
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I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. William Allen White, editor
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An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist
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The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now. W. Somerset Maugham, playwright
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I desire no future that will break the ties with the past. George Eliot, author
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They gave each other a smile with a future in it. Ring Lardner, comedian
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The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one. John Galsworthy, author
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I don't pretend to understand the Universe -- it's a great deal bigger than I am. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
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The future is the past returning through another gate. Arnold Glasgow,
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We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. Charles Franklin Kettering,
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Not enjoyment, and not sorrow is our destined way, but to act that each tomorrow may find us further than today. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
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When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow. Elizabeth Taylor, actress
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The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow. H. G. [Herbert George] Wells,
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We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. Stephen Hawking, scientist
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I am an artist. I am here to live out loud. Emile Zola, novelist
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If The Beatles or the 60's had a message, it was 'Learn to swim. And once you've learned - swim!' John Lennon, musician
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The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead -- big possibilities. Like the song says, We've just begun. Bruce Lee, actor
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The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist. Novalis, poet
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Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
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Upper classes are a nation's past, the middle class its future. Ayn Rand, writer
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When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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The good days weren't really so good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems. Billy Joel, musician
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There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see. Omar Khayyam, poet
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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. Max Eastman, author
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The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness. Nikos Kazantzakis, writer
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I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it. Ray Bradbury, writer
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Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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The cradle of the future is the grave of the past. Franz Grillparzer,
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Taste! It doesn't exist. An artist makes beautiful things without being aware of it. Edgar Degas, artist
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Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. Isak Dinesen, writer
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Predicting the future is easy. It's trying to figure out what's going on now that's hard. Fritz R. S. Dressler,
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Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today. John Dryden, poet
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The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it. Dietrich FischerDieskau,
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The future is made of the same stuff as the present. Simone Weil, philosopher
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Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising. Vaclav Havel, leader
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For the serious artist does not satisfy needs Anthony Burgess, novelist
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When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso. Pablo Picasso, painter
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There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. Emile Zola, novelist
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Philosophical argument has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that was in me; but my heart has always assured me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be reality. Daniel Webster, politician
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This notion is more clearly understood by asking What do I know?. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer
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I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning... J. B. (John Boynton) Priestley,
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We all need to take great interest in the future because we will spend the rest of our life there. Source Unknown,
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The universe is one of God's thoughts. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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Sooner or later people will learn to recognize your worth Paul Gauguin, artist
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In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist's signature. Carl Sagan, scientist
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The gospel to me is simply irresistible. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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By the street of by-and-by, one arrives at the house of never. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. Anatole France, novelist
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I don't ever look back. I look forward. Steffi Graf, athlete
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I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right. Billy Graham, clergyman
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He that has given today may, if he so please, take away tomorrow. Horace, poet
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Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale. Samuel Johnson, author
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My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Charles Franklin Kettering,
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The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer
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The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future. Jean Paul, author
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The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions. Steve Rivkin,
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There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past. Jean Rostand, scientist
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The world's a theatre, the earth a stage,Which God and nature do with actors fill John Heywood, dramatist
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Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire. Abbie Hoffman, activist
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We live in what is, but we find 1,000 ways not to face it. Great theatre strengthens our faculty to face it. Thornton Wilder, novelist
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Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less, as I never think about them. Charles Lamb, critic
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The universe is wider than our views of it. Henry David Thoreau, author
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In the artist's recreation of the world we are enabled to see the world. John W. Gardner, educator
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The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone Michelangelo Buonarroti,
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In reality, however, an artist is a product of art Harold Rosenberg, writer
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I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes. George Harrison, musician
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I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll; apart from sex and food and money--but that's all the same thing, really. John Lennon, musician
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If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home. Vance Havner, clergyman
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I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. Patrick Henry, politician
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Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present. Walter Savage Landor, poet
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For a person who lives 100 years in the future, the present comes as no surprise. Viktor Schauberger,
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The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything Antonin Artaud, dramatist
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The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics. Harold Clurman,
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The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled. Denis Diderot, editor
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The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage. Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress
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The novel is more of a whisper, whereas the stage is a shout. Robert Holman,
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Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute. Sir John Mortimer,
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Good drama must be drastic. Friedrich Von Schlegel,
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I would just like to mention Robert Houdin who in the eighteenth century invented the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee - may he rot and perish. Good afternoon. Orson Welles, actor
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The Universe knows itself and expands itself through me. Joan Borysenko,
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I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck. Aleister Crowley, critic
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Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills. Tom Peters, businessman
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In a portrait, I Henri CartierBresson,
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Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. Margot Fonteyn, dancer
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This comes from dangling from the ceiling Michelangelo Buonarroti,
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The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. Pablo Picasso, painter
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A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption. James Thurber, comedian
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I realized that kids everywhere go for the same stuff; and seeing as we'd done it in England, there's no reason why we couldn't do it in America too. John Lennon, musician
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The real truth is that while He came to preach the gospel, His chief object in coming was that there might be a gospel to preach. R. W. Dale,
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Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. Idries Shah, author
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The future is... black. James Baldwin, educator
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It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Yogi Berra, athlete
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All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. William Blake, poet
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The future is as bright as the promises of God. William Carey, clergyman
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You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays. Harrold Hill,
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It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true. Gertrude Stein, author
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For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture. Sarah Bernhardt, actress
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The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions. Sarah Bernhardt, actress
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Idealistic producing is safe. Sensibly projected in the theater, the fine thing always does pay and always will. Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress
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I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect. Vaclav Havel, leader
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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live. Samuel Johnson, author
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Many plays, certainly mine, are like blank cheques. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them. Thornton Wilder, novelist
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Chief Seattle, of the Indians that inhabited the Seattle area, wrote a wonderful paper that has to do with putting oneself in tune with the universe. He said, Joseph Campbell, author
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Nothing is lost yet, nothing broken, and yet the cold blue word is spoken: say goodbye now to the Sun, the days of love and leaves are done. R.P.T. (Robert Peter Tristram) Coffin,
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Like buried treasures, the outposts of the universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times... George Ellery Hale,
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Nothing is accidental in the universe -- this is one of my Laws of Physics -- except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity. Joyce Carol Oates, novelist
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To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. Arnold Bennett, novelist
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I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10 % of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. Berke Breathed,
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In a certain sense every creative person is a reformer, but this does not mean that he must be in his work a propagandist for good roads, shorter hours, and a low tariff. All these are excellent things, but they need not be the concern of the artist. Heywood Broun, journalist
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The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life. W. Edward Brown,
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Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it creative observation. Creative viewing. William S. Burroughs, writer
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In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This inner well, an artistic reservoir, is ideally like a well stocked fish pond... If we don Julia Cameron, author
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The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth. Joseph Campbell, author
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The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. Marc Chagall, artist
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The artist, a traveller on this earth, leaves behind imperishable traces of his being. Francois Delsarte,
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What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one. It's this in-between...this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one -- which is really the realm of the artist. Federico Fellini, director
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The flat sound of my wooden clogs on the cobblestones, deep, hollow and powerful, is the note I seek in my painting. Paul Gauguin, artist
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But I owe something to Vincent, and that is, in the consciousness of having been useful to him, the confirmation of my own original ideas about painting. And also, at difficult moments, the remembrance that one finds others unhappier than oneself. Paul Gauguin, artist
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