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Otto Dix Quotes

I hope you find these Otto Dix Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I have to experience all the ghastly,
bottomless depths for life for myself;
it's for that reason that I went to war,
and for that reason I volunteered.
- Otto Dix

I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness.
Everything I've seen is beautiful.
- Otto Dix

Not that painting would have been a release.
The reason for doing it is the desire to create.
I've got to do it!
I've seen that, I can still remember it,
I've got to paint it.
- Otto Dix

I will either be famous or infamous.
- Otto Dix


 

Stop bothering me with your pathetic politics -
I'd rather go to the whorehouse.
- Otto Dix

You know, if one paints someone's portrait,
one should not know him if possible.
- Otto Dix

As a young man you don't notice at all that you were,
after all, badly affected.
For years afterwards, at least ten years,
I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses,
along passages I could hardly get through.
- Otto Dix


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People were already beginning to forget,
what horrible suffering the war had brought them.
I did not want to cause fear and panic,
but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to
stimulate people's powers of resistance.
- Otto Dix

All art is exorcism.
I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time.
Painting is the effort to produce order;
order in yourself.
There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.
- Otto Dix

I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly
falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely.
I had to experience that quite directly.
I wanted it.
I'm therefore not a pacifist at all -
or am I?
- Otto Dix

Everybody thinks they know what art should be.
But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting,
that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms
as living reality in the picture.
- Otto Dix

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Experience comprises illusions lost,
rather than wisdom gained.
- Joseph Roux

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and
nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Good judgment comes from experience,
and often experience comes from bad judgment.
- Rita Mae Brown

Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Walter Wriston

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
- Flannery O'Connor

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Deep experience is never peaceful.
- Henry James

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck

Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Experience teaches only the teachable.
- Aldous Huxley

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

All experience is an arch, to build upon.
- Henry B. Adams

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God,
is innate.
- Alice Walker

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute
with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

You cannot create experience.
You must undergo it.
- Albert Camus

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely.
- William Osler

Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself,
is the end.
- Walter Pater

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that
untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The sky is the limit.
You never have the same experience twice.
- Frank McCourt

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
- Albert Camus


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