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Having designed and built several clocks during my
by Kit Williams

Having designed and built several clocks during my
career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look
at the face of a clock both hands have the same center.
- Kit Williams

The chariot was purchased by a private collector who
took it home to New York.
I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last
for at least a thousand years.
- Kit Williams

The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting,
and take the place of the orrery.
- Kit Williams

He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women
by refusing to have them in his presence,
just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling
for more and more candles.
- Kit Williams

 

You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering
world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
- Kit Williams

I made every single piece myself, each individual component,
so it was quite time consuming.
- Kit Williams

Today she is the lady of death, which I believe is the best muse to have.
- Kit Williams

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The original item looked like a little hand cart with
the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels.
The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
- Kit Williams

If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected,
symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply
impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit.
- Kit Williams

She's not happy about the life she is living but to
jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.
- Kit Williams

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need,
but advertising makes us want things we don't need
and things we can't have.
- Kit Williams

The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase
unattainable material goals.
- Kit Williams

Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential
calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
- Kit Williams

I started by looking at what others had done before me.
You see, over the years there have been attempts by
many different people to reconstruct the chariot.
- Kit Williams

In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder.
It could have been made to point in any direction -
north,
south, east or west.
- Kit Williams

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it,
not to submit to someone else's control.
- Kit Williams

The engine of ancient society was religion but the
engine of contemporary society,
as I see it, is advertising.
- Kit Williams

As I was working I noticed that the way I designed
the differential gearing actually created a spare drive
that sat directly below the emperor's feet,
or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot.
- Kit Williams

Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still,
there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady.
The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations,
and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land.
- Kit Williams

The rabbit is significant in that the handle on the
original South Pointing Chariot was carved in the form of a rabbit.
Because the handle extended out front it meant that
wherever the rabbit went the chariot had to follow.
- Kit Williams

I think most artists find it difficult to part with
their work but it's the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working.
In the case of the chariot, although it's been sold
I actually still have it,
just in another form.
- Kit Williams

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive myself completely for having created stories of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
one is always having surprising discoveries.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
- Janet Jackson

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself.
- Anonymous

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

"Being practical" is the antithesis of having faith and love.
"Being practical" is an expression of fear.
When you live from love and faith, you will be compassionate,
confident, and loving -- and no longer feel the need to "be practical."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

I forgive myself completely
for having created stories of suffering.
I forgive myself for all
my angers, resentments, jealousies,
and all the other emotions of suffering.
I have unbounded compassion for myself
at all times and under all circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

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

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

I shall not die of a cold.
I shall die of having lived.
- Willa Cather


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