„I guess the one thing I really learned from participating in sports was to just never say "no", never stop trying, and to always believe that you can do better than the next fellow.“
— Bruce Bennett actor 1906 - 2007
Context: I guess the one thing I really learned from participating in sports was to just never say "no", never stop trying, and to always believe that you can do better than the next fellow. I tried to follow this throughout my life, but I always tried to be respectful about it. As quoted in an interview with Marc Blau (2004) http://www.celebratestadium.com/blogz/2006/04/stadium-olympics-hollywood.html
„That's how it is
One day two paintings were hanging,
Right opposite each other
Really colorful and beautiful the one
And the other simple and honest
* That simplicity and truth are the characteristics
of science and of art.
Well, people can not understand that.
It was to the tinsel that they gave their favor. (translation from the original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)“
— Jozef Israëls Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
version in original Dutch (kort gedicht van Jozef Israëls, in het Nederlands): Zoo is het Er hingen eens twee schilderijen, Juist vlak tegenover elkaar Regt kleurig en schitterend de eene En d'ander eenvoudig en waar ** Dat eenvoud en waarheid het kenmerk Van wetenschap is en van kunst Och, dat kan het volk niet begrijpen En [aan] 't klatergoud schonk het zijn gunst. A short poem of Israëls, written in his letter from The Hague, 13 Dec. 1876 to art-seller Pilgeram & Lefèvre in London; from collection of Fondation Custodia, Institut Neérlandais Paris, input no. 1971-A 506
— Henry Suso Dominican friar and mystic 1295 - 1366
Context: No one can explain this to another just In this wild mountain region of the 'where' beyond God there is an abyss full of play and feeling for all pure spirits with words. No one can explain this to another just with words. One knows it by experiencing it One knows it by experiencing it.
„Clearly, the child is learning about space! ...how on earth does one learn about time? Can one time fit inside another? Can two of them go side by side? In music, we find out!“
— Marvin Minsky American cognitive scientist 1927 - 2016
Context: Of what use is musical knowledge? Here is one idea. Each child spends endless days in curious ways; we call this play. A child stacks and packs all kinds of blocks and boxes, lines them up, and knocks them down. … Clearly, the child is learning about space!... how on earth does one learn about time? Can one time fit inside another? Can two of them go side by side? In music, we find out!
— Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
„A naturall foole that could never learn by heart the order of numerall words, as one, two, and three, may observe every stroak of the Clock, and nod to it, or say one, one, one; but can never know what houre it strikes.“
— Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679
The First Part, Chapter 4, p. 14.
„If I can do just one-tenth of the good Michael Jackson did for others, I can really make a difference in this world.“
— Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994
First Step 2 Forever: My Story (2010), p. 177
„Two are better than one if two act as one. If you believe that two acting as one are better than one, just imagine what an entire team acting as one can do.“
— Mike Krzyzewski American basketball player and coach 1947
„”I never really learned how to sing. I mean, I think I get most of my experience from just the shower, just annoying my parents to no end, singing loud, having grand encore concerts in the shower. But I’ve kind of been stuck with this high-pitched voice since forever, so I kind of learned how to use it to my advantage. And I can go very low, too. Not many people know that. I went low once on the show and no one believed it was me.“
— Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990
— Patrick Swift British artist 1927 - 1983
Context: Any painter who thinks he has something to say to the people, or anything to contribute to the world of ideas or literature, is treading dangerous ground; the influence of literature on painting is at all times dangerous if not deadly. Painting is a visual art; and the job of the artist must be to create in visual terms the tension experienced. One cannot argue or explain in paint. The aim is not to put in everything that will help, but as little as one can help, so that a picture is in one sense a “sum of destructions”. It is a question of honesty and courage: “One produces only the necessary” — Degas
„It is fortunate, perhaps, that no matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all of the salient facts about any one of them.“
— Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
“April: Sky Dance”, p. 32-33.