Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
By: Thomas Wolfe
By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size... viewBy: Steven Chu
One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most... viewBy: Walter Pater
There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure... viewBy: Barbara Jordan
It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart... viewBy: Karl Barth
Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies... viewBy: Ben Stiller
It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me... viewBy: Dan O'Brien