Quotes

"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it." Colette

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” André Gide

“Please do not understand me too quickly.” ― André Gide

"I’ve never really found [painting] easy. But you don’t want to find it easy. Often you deliberately make things difficult for yourself. I could paint 10 pictures of swimming pools, make it look rather nice. But I don’t want to do that, it would bore me. I don’t mind boring you, but I don’t want to bore myself.” David Hockney (1981)

"People always ask me how long it takes to make a painting and I say it takes 35 years and a few hours." Billy Childish

‎"Å være ambisiøs er å forstå et materiale." (Lotte Konow Lund i diskusjon med Rolf Hoff)

"When people ask me why I still paint, the standard answer is: 'Because I'm not naive.' " Luc Tuymans

" Ved min hale!"
Mummipappa

" Most people spend their whole lives using their strengths to cover up and hide their weaknesses. They expend tremendous energy in keeping themselves a house divided. But if you surrender to your weakness therein lies your pathway to genius. A person who knows and utilizes his true weakness and uses his strength to include it is a whole person. He may seem rough around the edges, but there are so few people like that that they lead their generation."
Richard Grossinger

"Sometimes I see something so moving I know I'm not supposed to linger. See it and leave. If you stay too long, you wear out the wordless shock. Love it and trust it and leave." Don DeLillo

" Velkommen til det altetende rommet."
Tor Ulven

" No one here gets out alive."
Jim Morrison

"Vårt dagslys er stjernelys."
"Vårt bilde av atomet er en del av vårt verdensbilde."
"Energi kan gå over fra en form til en annen, men energi oppstår aldri og blir aldri borte."
Fra naturfagboka

"Simple truths become the most difficult to accept,
particulary in the west where complexity has become the criteria for intelligence."
Mark Balfour

"Kunstneren og forbryteren står hverandre meget nær, det er blandt kriminelle vi har våre ekte brødre."
Henry Miller

"Slaveri er betegnelsen på et system der en gruppe mennesker står i eiendomsforhold til andre på en slik måte at de betingelsesløst utnyttes."
Aschehaug&Gyldendals store norske leksikon.

" Å alle disse skikkelige, dyktige, sunne menneskene, de minner meg alltid om de optimistiske rumpetrollene
som ligger tettpakket i en pytt med regnvann og logrer vennlig med halene i solen,
ligger i det grunneste av alt vann og aner ikke at allerede i morgen har pytten tørket ut."
C. Jung

"Forvirringen har pult sitt eget mesterverk."
W. Burroghs

"If there is any "evil" it lies in the absolute identification of the consciousness and of the "I" with only one particular phase of one's totality,
instead of with the wholeness of being. Evil is thus over-emphasis."
Dane Rudhyar

"Ågerkarlen er med rette forhatt, fordi pengene her selv blir kilden til inntekt, og ikke brukes til det de ble oppfunnet for. For de oppstod for varebytte, mens renten gjør mer penger ut av penger. Renten er penger av penger og dermed den naturstridigste av alle næringsgrener."
Aristoteles