Quotes on Art, RSS

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    Real artists ship.

    Steve Jobs, meaning that while making Great things is important, it is even more important to actually produce things that can be delivered to people.
     
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    If anyone hates it, do more.

    Andy Warhol
     
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    I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

    Woody Allen
     
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    I do the movies just for myself like an institutionalized person who basket-weaves. Busy fingers are happy fingers. I don’t care about the films. I don’t care if they’re flushed down the toilet after I die.

    Woody Allen
     
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    When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

    Anais Nin
     
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    A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject.

    Ernest Gellner
     
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    I am myself impressed by the great social advantages of increasing the stock of capital until it ceases to be scarce.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems — the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behaviour and religion. .

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    All production is for the purpose of ultimately satisfying a consumer.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    I don’t really start until I get my proofs back from the printers. Then I can begin my serious writing.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally then to succeed unconventionally.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Leninism is a combination of two things which Europeans have kept for some centuries in different compartments of the soul — religion and business. We are shocked because the religion is new, and contemptuous because the business, being subordinated to the religion instead of the other way round, is highly inefficient.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    His peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen it through.

    John Maynard Keynes, on Isaac Newton
     
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    Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Discipline sets you free.

    Mike Murray, Apple Computers, on design
     

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