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I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of
by Chuck Close

I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of
dots to make a specific recognizable person.
You can make something that looks like a head,
with fewer dots, but you won't be able to give much
information about who it is.
- Chuck Close

I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made.
I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.
- Chuck Close

All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.
- Chuck Close

I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing.
- Chuck Close

 

Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't
get a photograph that I want to work from.
- Chuck Close

Most people are good at too many things.
And when you say someone is focused,
more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow.
- Chuck Close

What difference does it make whether you're looking
at a photograph or looking at a still life in front
of you? You still have to look.
- Chuck Close

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I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter
likes especially to have other painters look at his
or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.
- Chuck Close

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync
in some ways with the decision-making process that
the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work.
- Chuck Close

It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work.
- Chuck Close

Sculpture occupies real space like we do...
you walk around it and relate to it almost as another
person or another object.
- Chuck Close

It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used
lenses or mirrors or other aids,
but it certainly does upset the art historians.
- Chuck Close

I'm plagued with indecision in my life.
I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant.
- Chuck Close

I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which
there was just basically one color per square,
and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or
3 colors into the square,
and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.
- Chuck Close

You know, the way art history is taught,
often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great.
The description of a lousy painting and the description
of a great painting will very much sound the same.
- Chuck Close

Painting is the most magical of mediums.
The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time
I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another
way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make
space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
- Chuck Close

I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another.
In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things.
I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove
me to portraits in the first place.
- Chuck Close

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
- George Carlin

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity-
but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Warren

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

What sense would it make or what would it benfit a
physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases
but could not cure or alleviate them?
- Paracelsus

People have discovered that they can fool the devil;
but they can't fool the neighbors.
- Francis Bacon

In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity,
in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.
- Yahoo Serious

I kind of discovered my voice for the first time,
and the more I did it, the better it got.
- Krist Novoselic

I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH,
that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant -
it no longer existed.
- Lynne Cheney

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
- Robert Baden-Powell

I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them,
and enjoyed them.
- Nora Roberts

The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered
is to miss the train before.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose.
Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
- James Boswell

Whatever their motivations, lawmakers on both side
of the aisle have certainly discovered that immigration
is one of those issues that resonate strongly with the public.
- Gwen Ifill

We had discovered an accursed country.
We had found the Home of the Blizzard.
- Douglas Mawson

When I began competing with the other artists in New York,
I discovered classical North Indian music.
- Henry Flynt

People are always waiting to be discovered.
- Jonathan Carroll

I like the Stooges.
You know what movie I saw that I sort of discovered
late was Jerry Lewis in 'The Nutty Professor'.
I really liked that.
- Mike Judge

We're trying to set up a movie for me in the near future.
It's going to be similar to the story of how I got discovered.
Kinda like my own version of '8 Mile.'
- Justin Bieber

I have discovered that there are two types of command
interfaces in the world of computing:
good interfaces and user interfaces.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I discovered freedom for the first time in England.
- Emperor Hirohito

One day I discovered that one could get the barrier
to internal rotation in ethane approximately right using this method.
This was the beginning of my work on organic molecules.
- Roald Hoffmann

I suddenly discovered that acting made girls notice me.
- Ted Lange

Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered
over 30 acts in the city.
And we're famous all over the world.
- Martha Reeves

So it was scary, but that's how it goes.
To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong.
- Michael Chabon

Personally I discovered that you could go through the
academy as a young scholar,
come out, and almost immediately have an impact on
the academic environment.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Books were my pass to personal freedom.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered
there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
- Oprah Winfrey

On my passage thither, I discovered nothing remarkable
in the features of the country.
- William Henry Ashley

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity,
but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Wilson

Before printing was discovered,
a century was equal to a thousand years.
- Henry David Thoreau

It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors
of letting an urchin into Parliament.
- Bernadette Devlin

I discovered that the people of the North are different
and there's no way you can make a person from the North similar to a Southerner.
They're two different worlds.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I discovered very early that it wasn't quite enough
for me to imitate people.
- Cecil Taylor

No departure from the truth of nature shall be discovered by the closest scrutiny.
- Henry Peach Robinson

When the violation of parity was discovered I began
a series of electronic experiments to investigate parity
violation in hyperon decays.
- James Cronin

Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use
for school once I discovered the guitar.
- Rick Springfield

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves,
the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love,
and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
- Arthur Ashe

We've all learned about this disease since it was first
discovered several years ago in Europe.
And so I think we've learned from the European experience.
- Ann Veneman

Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place.
He didn't discover America.
- Louise Erdrich

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school
because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me:
music and theater.
- Morgan Freeman


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