„Poems are never finished - just abandoned“

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„A book is never finished; it's abandoned.“

—  Gene Fowler American journalist 1890 - 1960
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„Art is never finished, only abandoned.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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„I often find poems hand written in old abandoned notebooks.“

—  Dermot Healy Irish writer 1947 - 2014
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—  Frank O'Hara American poet, art critic and writer 1926 - 1966
Why I Am Not a Painter (l. 24-28) (1976).

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„A painting is good if it is not finished. Just like ideas. Finished ideas are dead... Everything is floating, just as in life – also life will never get ready. (translation from Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018)“

—  Gerrit Benner Dutch painter 1897 - 1981
version in original Dutch (citaat van Gerrit Benner, in het Nederlands:) Een schilderij is goed als het niet af is. Net als bij ideeën. Ideeën die af zijn, zijn dood.. .Alles vloeit, net als in het leven – dat komt ook nooit klaar. Quote of Gerrit Benner, in: Gerrit Benner, G. Westenberg en E. van Dooren , Harlingen 2005, p. 4; as cited in Lucht in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850 https://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Catalogus_Lucht.pdf, Antoon Erftemeijer; catalogue of Frans Halsmuseum Haarlem, 2014, p 45

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„Never abandon imagination“

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„Love never abandons hope.“

—  Silius Italicus Roman consul, orator, and Latin epic poet 25 - 101
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„Nature is never finished.“

—  Robert Smithson American artist 1938 - 1973

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„What is not abandoned is never completely lost.“

—  Friedrich Schiller German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright 1759 - 1805
Maria Stuart, Act II, sc. v (1800)

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„Scott took LITERATURE so solemnly. He never understood that it was just writing as well as you can and finishing what you start.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Letter to Arthur Mizener (12 May 1950); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker

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