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The history of modern art is also the history of the
by Paul Gauguin

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Related topics: Art

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second.
Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
- Paul Gauguin

 

In art, all who have done something other than their
predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary;
and it is they alone who are masters.
- Paul Gauguin

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art.
Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
- Paul Gauguin

We never really know what stupidity is until we have
experimented on ourselves.
- Paul Gauguin

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Civilization is what makes you sick.
- Paul Gauguin

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
- Paul Gauguin

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity.
In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
- Paul Gauguin

Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
- Paul Gauguin

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
- Paul Gauguin

I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity,
while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
- Paul Gauguin

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will,
at least to the limit of one's will.
Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words,
unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them;
they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
- Paul Gauguin

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- 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

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the
core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
- Woodrow Wilson

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow


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