— Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Source: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
„If I feel a painting I'm working on doesn't have imagery or emotion, I paint it out and work over it until it does.“
— Franz Kline American painter 1910 - 1962
1950's, Conversations With Artists, 1957
„When I'm asked where I want to be in five or 10 years time, I say I just want to be alive and healthy.“
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
Anastacia wants to have a baby http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/anastacia-wants-to-have-a-baby-6491625.html, Standard.co.uk, July 14, 2010.
I speak, I breathe
I'm alive, hooray!
You're wrong again, 'cause I feel no love.“
— Josh Homme American musician 1973
"The Vampyre of Time and Memory", ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Lyrics, Queens of the Stone Age
„I feel bad when I'm the only person on the bus. It's like I'm the only person who showed up to the driver's birthday party.“
— Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983
28 June 2010
— Sandy Koufax American baseball player 1935
As quoted by Jack Orr in My Greatest Day in Baseball, and Baseball's Greatest Quotations : An Illustrated Treasury (2008) by Paul Dickson, p. 302
Context: The only time I really try for a strikeout is when I'm in a jam. If the bases are loaded with none out, for example, then I'll go for a strikeout. But most of the time I try to throw to spots. I try to get them to pop up or ground out. On a strikeout I might have to throw five or six pitches, sometimes more if there are foul-offs. That tires me. So I just try to get outs. That's what counts — outs. You win with outs, not strikeouts.
„When I am in my painting, I am not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a short of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.“
— Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956
In 'Possibilities', Vol. 1, no 1, winter 1947-48, p. 79; as quoted in Jackson Pollock (1983) by Elizabeth Frank, p. 68
„Sometimes, I feel like I can do anything, and, sometimes, I'm so alive, sometimes, I feel like I could zoom across the sky and, sometimes, I wanna cry.“
— Michael Franti American rapper 1966
Sometimes, Stay Human (2001)
„[The world's] not a great place anymore and it can't be. I'm sure it would have been much more enjoyable to be alive in the fifties, when there was at least an illusion of purity, and things that were taboo had such a great power to them. I think it was a time when magic was really alive. There's no imagination anymore. It was eliminated with video games and VCR's. I'm only necessary because of the way the world is. Well, maybe if I manage to make the world a better place then maybe I'd want to have a kid.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
As quoted in Guitar World (1996).
„I've painted for a very long time, but I don't get tired or bored by it; I love to do it. If I don't paint one day, I don't feel well physically or mentally. My eyes bother me when I don't paint. But when I paint a full day, I feel satisfied and everything seems to be OK. I would never stop, never retire. I don't see how people can retire; I don't understand that. My brother Moses died while he was painting. He was actually working on a painting, and the last words he said were to the model: "Phoebe, don't frown."“
— Raphael Soyer American artist 1899 - 1987
Then he died. He worked to the very last minute.
As quoted in Paper Lanterns (Quotations from The Sun) p. 59.
„The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do.“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
'What is Pop Art? Answers from 8 Painters', Part 1, G. R. Swenson, in Art News 62, November 1963
1963 - 1967
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That's what inspired the 'Off to the Races' melodies. That's one of the times when you're feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive.“
— Lana Del Rey American singer-songwriter 1985
Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2091372/Lana-Del-Rey-interview-Singer-opens-love-poses-sheer-trenchcoat.html (25 January 2012)