Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.

By : Derek Jarman 0 Likes          


Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings.

By : Frank Stella

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I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.

By : John Dyer

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The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures, but the one who will fight with all his individuality against official conventions.

By : Paul Signac

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See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality.

By : Keith Haring

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Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.

By : Chris Christie

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Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.

By : Whittaker Chambers

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One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

By : Walter Bagehot

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Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist.

By : Agnes Varda

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Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.

By : Robert Smithson

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In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.

By : Patti Smith

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I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.

By : Frank Stella

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He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.

By : Kate Chopin

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