„I guess the one thing I really learned from participating in sports was to just never say "no", never stop trying, and to always believe that you can do better than the next fellow.“
— Bruce Bennett actor 1906 - 2007
As quoted in an interview with Marc Blau (2004) http://www.celebratestadium.com/blogz/2006/04/stadium-olympics-hollywood.html
Context: I guess the one thing I really learned from participating in sports was to just never say "no", never stop trying, and to always believe that you can do better than the next fellow. I tried to follow this throughout my life, but I always tried to be respectful about it.
„A composition should be simple and clear. That is why the drawings of children and primitives are so strong.“
— George Grosz German artist 1893 - 1959
In the 1930's Grosz encouraged as art-teacher his students at the Art Students League in New York to study children's drawings
Source: a student's unpublished papers 'Notes on Drawing and Water Golor, 1935-36', George Grosz estate, Princeton, N.J.; as quoted in: George Grosz: Leben und Werk, ed. Uwe M. Schneede; Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart 1975, p. 38
„Where did you learn to do that so well?
Where did you learn to do that so well?
I guess that would be like kiss and tell.
If it's a secret, why did you show me?“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Song lyrics, Burn to Shine (1999)
„I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Statement of 1956, as quoted in Adlai Stevenson : A Study in Values (1967) by Herbert Joseph Muller, p. 174
„Because I love all animals so much, people, I feel like they should realize they don’t have to cut into something to learn about it. … If you feel weird about dissecting something, say “no.” I would totally say, “I'm not cutting into this animal.” I would never do that… You’ll learn so much more off of the computer. If you have the other option, why not take it? You should ask your teacher for other human alternatives.“
— Noah Cyrus American singer and actress 2000
“#DissectionKills, With Noah Cyrus,” video for peta2 (8 April 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVLjUqL2xzw.
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
Source: Wall and Piece
„I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.“
As quoted in Reporting (1964) by Lillian Ross
Source: A Moveable Feast
„I could never have believed that such kindness existed: to receive my wretched drawings and then thank me into the bargain. And you need not be so scrupulous about my drawings. Just use those you like.... But, I am madly, crazily happy at the thought that your prose [Devismes novel 'Cocotte'], like so many fireworks, will frame my daubs, that you should have offered me a helping hand on the arduous road towards getting known…“
— Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French painter 1864 - 1901
Quote from Lautrec's letter, after he received Devismes' letter full of praise for the 23 illustrations he had sent
Source: 1879-1884, T-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot, p. 61 - in a letter to his friend Etienne Devismes, Summer of 1881
— Minnie Evans American artist 1892 - 1987
Cited in: Paul Arnett, William Arnett (2000), Souls Grown Deep: The tree gave the dove a leaf. p. 308
„I always say the minute I stop making mistakes is the minute I stop learning and I've definitely learned a lot.“
— Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992
„The new readers have mentality, fashions, feelings completely different from those of previous readers. Should I draw comics following my first readers in their growth? Or should I stop doing the cartoonist? … More or less every three years a cartoonist for children is cornered. I, too, every three years, living a crisis. So I decide and I get back to work for my new readers as if they were the first. … This is why I am certain that the good work that will draw able to make happy readers of all time.“
— Osamu Tezuka Japanese cartoonist and animator 1928 - 1989
From My Diary manga , 1966; quoted in AA.VV., Osamu Tezuka: A Manga Biography , vol. 3, translated by Marta Fogato, Coconino Press, Bologna, 2001, p. 26. ISBN 8888063102
„But one of the big lessons I have learned from my journey is you can’t please everyone, so don’t try.“
— Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990
Personal Quotes 2009–2012