A Sampling From My Collection.
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The basis of optimism is sheer terror. – Oscar Wilde

As artists, it is our job to slow down the world. – Rose Marcus

I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in 

being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses 

me. – Paul Newman

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make 

two questions grow where only one grew before. – Thorstein Veblen

When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that 

all planning and decisions have been made beforehand and 

the execution is a perfunctory affair. – Sol LeWitt

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens 

we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. 

– Andre Gide


The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be

kindled. – Plutarch

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by 

entering its prisons. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never 

get it back. ― Carl Sagan

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled 

by someone inferior to yourself. ― Plato, "The Republic"

It's not a matter of painting life. It's a matter of giving 

life to painting. – Pierre Bonnard

Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the 

kind of world you want. - Anna Lappe

If you think you're going to complete your life's vision 

in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough.

– Wes Jackson [Founder of The Land Institute]

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

Edgar Allan Poe

Everything that is solid melts into the air. – Karl Marx

Eroticism is close to life, closer than philosophy or 

anything like that, it’s an animal thing that has many 

facets and is pleasing to use, as you would use a tube of 

paint. – Marcel Duchamp

Knowledge is good, method is good, but one thing beyond 

all others is necessary; and that is to have a head, not a 

pumpkin, on your shoulders and brains, not pudding, in your 

head. – A.E. Housman

Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power.

– Gregory Corso


To have painted a painting does not empty the vessel out 

of which the paintings come. On the contrary, it is the 

talent which is not in use that is lost or atrophies, and 

to bestow one of our creations is the surest way to invoke 

the next. – Lewis Hyde in The Gift.

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human 

interaction, the world will have a generation of idiots.

Albert Einstein