The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads.
By : Walter Pater
The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research.
By : Joshua Leonard
I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years.
By : Jane Haddam
In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.
By : James Monroe
I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.
By : David Herbert Lawrence
To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel - not the way others think you should feel.
By : Don Ellis
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
By : Paul Dirac
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
By : Albert Camus
There was no last animal I treated. When young farm lads started to help me over the gate into a field or a pigpen, to make sure the old fellow wouldn't fall, I started to consider retiring.
By : James Herriot