„The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is-it’s to imagine what is possible.“

—  bell hooks

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bell hooks
afroamerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Feministin 1952

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„[Art is] a means to function thoroughly and passionately in a world that has a lot more to it than paint.“

—  Robert Rauschenberg American artist 1925 - 2008

Quelle: 1960's, The Bride and the Bachelors, (1962), p. 3

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„Our point of view on this question of the function of art is the same in all cases: there's no more an art of the insane than there is an art of dyspeptic people or the art of people with knee problems.“

—  Jean Dubuffet sculptor from France 1901 - 1985

Quote of Dubuffet on 'Art brut', in 'Art Brut Preferred to the Cultural Arts' (1949); (trans. Joachim Neugroschel), in Mildred Glimcher, Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality, New York: Abbeville Press, 1987, p. 104

Colin Powell Foto

„Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.“

—  Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937

2000s, The Powell Principles (2003)

Jennifer Beals Foto

„[Her message to women and girls of the world] You are more powerful than you can possibly imagine. You are more powerful than you can possibly imagine. And it is incumbent upon you to use that power--not only for yourself, but for everyone else around you.“

—  Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963

Global Health TV Interview at Women Deliver Conference (16 June 2010) http://www.globalhealthtv.com/news/v/jennifer_beals_attends_women_deliver_as_guest_of_united_nations_fund/to/latest_news/.

Ursula Goodenough Foto
Alan Moore Foto

„I'm not a millionaire but I'm very comfortable doing what I do, and I'm more productive now than I was in my mid-20s. It's all down to functionality eventually. If you're functional it doesn't matter if you're mad.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

As quoted in "Moore's murderer", in The Guardian (2 February 2002) http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2002/feb/02/sciencefictionfantasyandhorror.books

Francois Truffaut Foto
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P. J. O'Rourke Foto
Wendell Berry Foto

„If you can read and have more imagination than a doorknob, what need do you have for a 'movie version' of a novel?“

—  Wendell Berry author 1934

Quelle: What Matters?: Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth

Francois Rabelais Foto

„Do not believe what I tell you here any more than if it were some tale of a tub.“

—  Francois Rabelais, buch Gargantua und Pantagruel

Quelle: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Fourth Book (1548, 1552), Chapter 38.

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„Nothing excited me more than opening up the atlas and seeing places and seas, imagining what they looked like and what kind of life the people had.“

—  Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969

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Richard Feynman Foto

„We are not to tell nature what she’s gotta be. … She's always got better imagination than we have.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

Sir Douglas Robb Lectures, University of Auckland (1979); lecture 1, "Photons: Corpuscles of Light" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ2atfqk2c&t=48m01s

Carl Sagan Foto

„But nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine.“

—  Carl Sagan, buch The Demon-Haunted World

Quelle: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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