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Milton Avery Quotes

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The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing.
- Milton Avery

Why talk when you can paint?
- Milton Avery

I try to construct a picture in which shapes,
spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships,
independent of any subject matter.
At the same time I try to capture and translate the
excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
- Milton Avery

Nature is my springboard.
From her I get my initial impetus.
I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains,
trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind
blowing and changing colors and forms.
- Milton Avery


 

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson


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If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

I like marriage.
The idea.
- Toni Morrison

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

Unity with all creation is a huge idea,
but it fits comfortably within the vast cathedral of our being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

As I would not be a slave,
so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy.
- Abraham Lincoln

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.
- Don Marquis

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world
with a broader significance
than the narrow association of
members in a sect or creed.
- Helen Keller

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
- Everett Dirksen

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
- Elizabeth Warren

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea
that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
- Brian Eno

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique
I have to further the idea of peace.
- Garrett Morris

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
- Anish Kapoor

I have no idea why I write.
The old standards are: I like to express my feelings,
stretch my imagination, earn money.
- S. E. Hinton

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
- Alan Watts

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history,
which has been either suppressed or distorted.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
- Bernard Baruch

I'm having a vacation, and it's so beautiful,
and maybe I'll never get another film idea in my life.
- Lars von Trier


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