Source: Never Go Back
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
Everyday Peace: Letters for Life, 2000
Context: You have everything and you want more. It's natural in human beings. You don't need to give away your house, money, and car, and leave your family to find God. The only thing necessary is to understand attachment. (p.17)
— Auguste Comte French philosopher 1798 - 1857
A Course of Positive Philosophy (1832 - 1842) [Six volumes]
Source: City of Lost Souls
„As always, it was necessary to strike a balance between a cavalier disregard for the rules and a professional understanding that some rules were more flexible than others.“
Source: Century Rain (2004), Chapter 2 (p. 19)
„No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
1961, Address to ANPA
Context: No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.
I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers — I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
„It seems to me perfectly obvious when my enemies, my friends and the public in general pretend not to understand the meaning of the images that arise arid that I transcribe in my pictures, How can you expect then to understand them when I myself, who am their "maker", understand them as little?“
— Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989
Source: Quotes of Salvador Dali, 1931 - 1940, My Pictorial Struggle', S. Dali, 1935, Chapter: 'My Pictorial Struggle', p. 11
„Art is necessary in order that man should be able to recognize and change the world. But art is also necessary by virtue of the magic inherent in it.“
— Ernst Fischer Austrian literature historian, publicist and writer 1899 - 1972
The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach (1965), Penguin Books, translated by Anna Bostock.
„Archibald: To understand this, it is not necessary to think of anything at all.
Saphir: Let us think of nothing at all!“
— W. S. Gilbert English librettist of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo 1836 - 1911
„You know, in principle, why our world is as it is. Isn’t that sufficient? Is it really necessary for you to understand every detail?“
But if I don’t understand, Morrow thought sourly, then you can control me. Arbitrarily. And that’s what I find hard to accept.
Chapter 8 (p. 649)
„For the profession as a whole, it is necessary that our hard-won understanding of our discipline be handed on to the next generation in a formal way.“
— Brian Campbell Vickery British information theorist 1918 - 2009
Source: A Long Search for Information (2004), p. 30.
„To understand the phenomena of the physical world it is necessary to know the equations which the symbols obey but not the nature of that which is being symbolised.“
— Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944
Science and the Unseen World (1929)
Context: If to-day you ask a physicist what he has finally made out the æther or the electron to be, the answer will not be a description in terms of billiard balls or fly-wheels or anything concrete; he will point instead to a number of symbols and a set of mathematical equations which they satisfy. What do the symbols stand for? The mysterious reply is given that physics is indifferent to that; it has no means of probing beneath the symbolism. To understand the phenomena of the physical world it is necessary to know the equations which the symbols obey but not the nature of that which is being symbolised.... this newer outlook has modified the challenge from the material to the spiritual world.<!--III, p.30
„It’s not so much watching them but understanding how they were made – the preparation and willingness to deviate when necessary especially if you’re on a low budget, I also took every film I made seriously and did my best on every one.“
— Roger Corman American film director and film producer 1926
Roger Corman still the Cult Classic King http://www.thespectrum.com/story/entertainment/2016/10/17/roger-corman-still-cult-classic-king/92296836/ (October 17, 2016)
„Data is transformed into graphics to understand. A map, a diagram are documents to be interrogated. But understanding means integrating all of the data. In order to do this it’s necessary to reduce it to a small number of elementary data. This is the objective of the “data treatment” be it graphic or mathematic.“
— Jacques Bertin French geographer and cartographer 1918 - 2010
About the true value of graphics
„We need to love [children] and help them discover their passions. We need to encourage them to work hard and help them understand that failure is a necessary ingredient for success, as is perseverance.“
— Bran Ferren American technologist 1953
To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering, Bran, Ferren, January 23, 2018, www.ted.com, March 2014 https://www.ted.com/talks/bran_ferren_to_create_for_the_ages_let_s_combine_art_and_engineering,
„The role of the 'representational arts' - painting, sculpture, and even architecture…. has ended, as it is no longer necessary for the consciousness of our age, and everything art has to offer can simply be classified as a throwback.“
— Lyubov Popova Russian artist 1889 - 1924
Quote, c. 1921; from Lyubov' Popova, in 'Commentary on Drawings', trans. ed. James West, in Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism, 1914-1932; catalogue for exhibition Rizzoli, New York: 1990, p. 69 (Popova's original text, in the Manuscript Division, State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, f. 148, ed. khr. 17, 1. 4.)
„Usually, I was aware that other kids were bullying me, except occasionally when some girls in junior high… pretended to flirt with me and for a while. I did not understand they were making fun of me.“
— Jonathan Mitchell American writer and activist 1955
The Debate Over an Autism Cure Turns Hostile