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“You have to remember that it’s only a few hundred years, if that much, that artists are working with money. Artists never got money. Artists had a patron, either the leader of the state or the duke of Weimar or somewhere, or the church, the pope. Or they had another job…  [Maybe as we enter into a new age] art will be free…. I’m going to be shot for saying this. But who said art has to cost money? And therefore, who says artists have to make money?”

posted at 11:15 am
on Jan. 31, 2011

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“The idea that we as a culture place a giant premium on an item’s difficulty of creation has always been fascinating to me.”

posted at 3:40 pm
on Jan. 28, 2011

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“The trouble about man is twofold.  He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.”

posted at 10:54 am
on Jan. 27, 2011

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“Your little friends are wrong.

“They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age.  They do not believe except what they see.  They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their minds.  All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s are little.

“In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.”

posted at 10:34 am
on Jan. 27, 2011

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“The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.”

posted at 10:52 am
on Jan. 26, 2011

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“Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.”

posted at 5:46 pm
on Jan. 25, 2011

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“In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life.”

posted at 1:06 am
on Jan. 25, 2011

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“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”

posted at 10:56 pm
on Jan. 17, 2011

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“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”

posted at 2:34 pm
on Jan. 17, 2011

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“Is it solitude, to be with oneself?”

posted at 7:35 pm
on Jan. 12, 2011

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“Life [...] must be lived forward.”

posted at 1:33 pm
on Jan. 11, 2011

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“He that violates his oath profanes the divinity of faith itself.”

posted at 12:00 am
on Jan. 9, 2011

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“Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.”

posted at 1:46 pm
on Jan. 6, 2011

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“Loneliness does not come from having no people around one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”

posted at 12:23 am
on Jan. 6, 2011

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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art—write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

posted at 12:02 am
on Jan. 1, 2011

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