„People will keep on taking them for theorists, when all they wanted was to paint in gay, bright colours, like the old masters.“
— Pierre-Auguste Renoir French painter and sculptor 1841 - 1919
undated quotes, p. 64 : Renoir's remark to Vollard referring to the Impressionist artists's Monet, Sisley and Pissarro.
„Begin by drawing and painting like the old masters. After that do as you see fit - you will always be respected.“
— Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989
Quotes of Salvador Dali, 1961 - 1970, Diary of a Genius (1964), p. 82
„The old writer, like the old actor, is a master of his craft. Youthfulness of style is no more than a matter of technique.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
The Art of Writing
„Government is not reason, it is not eloquence,—it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.“
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
Misattributed, Spurious attributions, Attributed to "The First President of the United States" in "Liberty and Government" by W. M., in The Christian Science Journal, Vol. XX, No. 8 (November 1902) edited by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 465; no earlier or original source for this statement is cited; later quoted in The Cry for Justice : An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest (1915) edited by Upton Sinclair, p. 305, from which it became far more widely quoted and in Frank J. Wilstach, A Dictionary of Similes, 2d ed., p. 526 (1924). In The Great Thoughts (1985), George Seldes says, p. 441, col. 2, footnote, this paragraph “although credited to the ‘Farewell’ [address] cannot be found in it. Lawson Hamblin, who owns a facsimile, and Horace Peck, America’s foremost authority on quotations, informed me this paragraph is apocryphal.” It is listed as spurious at the Mount Vernon website http://www.mountvernon.org/research-collections/digital-encyclopedia/article/spurious-quotations/ Unsourced variant : Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician 1803 - 1873
Night and Morning (1841), Chapter vi.
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„A normal chap, a man who likes creating things. A good worker in the morning, and a man who likes enjoying himself in the afternoon.“
— Ferruccio Lamborghini Italian industrialist 1916 - 1993
In response to the question, "So, Mr. Lamborghini, in short what type of man are you?" asked by a television reporter, broadcast on RAI. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YLcUtwN38U&feature=player_embedded
— Edith Evans British actress 1888 - 1976
Observer (London, Sept. 30, 1956)
„If a man has no humaneness what can his propriety be like? If a man has no humaneness what can his happiness be like?“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
Chapter I, Chapter III, 人而不仁、如禮何。人而不仁、如樂何。
„I should like to paint like an man who has never seen a painting, but this man – myself – lives in a museum.“
— Phillip Guston American artist 1913 - 1980
1961 - 1980, Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 207
— Henri Bergson French philosopher 1859 - 1941
Je dirais qu'il faut agir en homme de pensée et penser en homme d'action. Speech at the Descartes Conference http://books.google.com/books?id=BynXAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Je+dirais+qu'il+faut+agir+en+homme+de+pens%C3%A9e+et+penser+en+homme+d'action%22&pg=PA1579#v=onepage in Paris (1937) Quoted in The Forbes Scrapbook of Thoughts on the Business of Life (1950), p. 442, as "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
„When you oppose the shaykh, it's like the slave who kills himself over a quarrel with his master. Hey, why are you killing yourself over a quarrel?
He says, So my master will suffer loss.“
— Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248
Me & Rumi (2004)
— Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974
„Man-like is it to fall into sin,
Fiend-like is it to dwell therein;
Christ-like is it for sin to grieve,
God-like is it all sin to leave.“
— Friedrich von Logau German poet 1605 - 1655
Sin. (Sinngedichte, published c. 1654).
„It is a grand thing to see a man thoroughly possessed with one master-passion. Such a man is sure to be strong, and if the master-principle be excellent, he is sure to be excellent, too.“
— Charles Spurgeon British preacher, author, pastor and evangelist 1834 - 1892
The Soul-Winner (1895)