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It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used
by 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Courage doesn't always roar.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
- Marva Collins

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life doesn't play favorites.
- Anonymous

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life doesn't step on your toes when you Dance Lightly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz

God doesn't make junk.
- Anonymous

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss


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