Life and Art

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Life and Art

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W. Somerset Maugham

“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.”
― W. Somerset MaughamThe Summing Up

“Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. I try to act in that gap between the two.

– 1959, from a catalogue”
― Robert Rauschenberg
“I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world – to pronounce it — and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye.”
― Morris Graves
John F. Kennedy

“The life of the arts… is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
― John F. Kennedy

George Bernard Shaw

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
― George Bernard Shaw
Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― Pablo Picasso

Life and Art

The Nobel Prize

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Richard P. Feynman

“If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.”
― Richard P. Feynman

John F. Kennedy

“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House– with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

― John F. Kennedy

Craig Ferguson

“Strange star-like object over Oslo right before Obama arrives. A gift of a golden medal given by a group of wise men… Nah.”

― Craig Ferguson

“You too can win Nobel Prizes. Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Avoid women and politics. That’s my formula.”
― George W. Beadle
George Bernard Shaw

“I find it easy to forgive the man who invented a devilish instrument like dynamite, but how can one ever forgive the diabolical mind that invented the Nobel Prize in Literature?”
― George Bernard Shaw

The Nobel Prize


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Jim Butcher

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ”

― Jim Butcher

George Bernard Shaw

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

― George Bernard ShawImmaturity

Claire LaZebnik

“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.”
― Claire LaZebnikEpic Fail

Marc Wambolt

“I may not always be with you
But when we’re far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart”

― Marc WamboltPoems from the Heart