„1978. If thou art wise, thou knowest thy own Ignorance; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thy self.“
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
— Svetlana Alexievich Belarusian investigative journalist and non-fiction prose writer 1948
Speech at the Nobel Banquet https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2015/alexievich-speech_en.html (10 December 2015)
— William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830
— Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Reprinted from the Original Ed.,
„The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. The fearful thing about it is that, not knowing what truth may be, we can still recognize lies.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
„It [angling] deserves commendations;… it is an art worthy the knowledge and practice of a wise man.“
— Izaak Walton English author and biographer 1593 - 1683
Part I, ch. 1.
„The one thing to say about art is that it is one thing. Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else. Art as art is nothing but art. Art is not what is not art.“
— Ad Reinhardt American painter 1913 - 1967
Quote of Ad Reinhardt (1963); as cited in: Joseph Kosuth, (1969), " Art after Philosophy http://www.ubu.com/papers/kosuth_philosophy.html"
„There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou — Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.“
— Emily Brontë English novelist and poet 1818 - 1848
Context: p>With wide-embracing love Thy Spirit animates eternal years, Pervades and broods above, Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears.Though earth and moon were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in Thee. There is not room for Death, Nor atom that his might could render void: Thou — Thou art Being and Breath, And what Thou art may never be destroyed.</p
— Maxfield Parrish American painter and illustrator 1870 - 1966
Statement to William O. Chessman (27 March 1936); as quoted in Maxfield Parrish by Coy Ludwig (1997)
— Guillaume Apollinaire French poet 1880 - 1918
Les peintres cubistes (1913), reprinted in Oeuvres en prose complètes (Paris: Gallimard, 1991) vol. 2, p. 11; translation from Lionel Abel (trans.) The Cubist Painters (New York: Wittenborn, 1949) p. 13.
— Stanley Spencer English painter 1891 - 1959
As quoted in Times Thievish Progress (1970) by John Rothenstein; "ta" is a British form of "thank you."
— Gustave Flaubert French writer (1821–1880) 1821 - 1880
„Art is not to be looked at. Art is looking at us. What is art to others is not necessarily art to me. Nor for the same reason and vice versa. What was art to me or was not some time ago might have lost that value or gained it in the meantime and maybe again though art is not an object but experience. To be able to perceive it we need to be receptive. Therefore art is there where art meets us now. The content of art is visual formulation of our relation to life. The measure of art, the ratio of effort to effect, the aim of art revelation and evocation of vision.“
— Josef Albers German-American artist and educator 1888 - 1976