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I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
by Laurie Anderson

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

Related topics: Art

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

I'm a real workaholic.
- Laurie Anderson

Something that has so much power must have life.
Instruments have life.
- Laurie Anderson

 

I think artists who are attracted to working on the
Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
- Laurie Anderson

A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected
to more or less keep doing their style.
It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
- Laurie Anderson

I have written a few children's books.
The first book that I wrote was for children.
It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures.
It had no words.
- Laurie Anderson

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I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about,
that are so graphic and visual.
- Laurie Anderson

A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology.
I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces
of electronic equipment to say that.
- Laurie Anderson

You can do great things with low-tech stuff.
- Laurie Anderson

My job is to make images and leave the decision-making
and conclusion-drawing to other people.
- Laurie Anderson

I don't take compliments so well.
I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.
- Laurie Anderson

I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
- Laurie Anderson

I have written a lot about snakes.
There's something pretty primordial about it.
- Laurie Anderson

It's just such a great miracle when things do work,
and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons.
- Laurie Anderson

As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful
more than the one that's true.
- Laurie Anderson

The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals.
I hate them.
I don't even like to talk about it.
I can't bear musicals.
- Laurie Anderson

If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end
of the moon as we know it.
- Laurie Anderson

The world is a strange and wonderful place.
- Laurie Anderson

The fewer expectations you have, the better.
- Laurie Anderson

I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
- Laurie Anderson

The problem with prototypes is they don't always work.
- Laurie Anderson

As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island
and looks across to America.
- Laurie Anderson

I just sort of wish people would dance differently.
It reminds me of teenage sex.
- Laurie Anderson

My secret dream is to write an epic poem.
That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
- Laurie Anderson

My work is more about trying to ask good questions
and not trying to come up with big shows.
Every fashion company is doing that,
every car company is doing that.
- Laurie Anderson

I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make
something and tries to be an artist -
I'm happy to see the work.
- Laurie Anderson

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...
only much, much better.
- Laurie Anderson

I'm not usually where I think I am.
It's kind of spooky.
- Laurie Anderson

The thing that's characteristic of my performance is
that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
- Laurie Anderson

It's good to take a longer view and think,
What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
- Laurie Anderson

I see and write things first as an artist,
second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker.
All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.
- Laurie Anderson

At the School of Visual Arts in New York,
you can get your degree in Net art, which is really
a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
- Laurie Anderson

Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be.
It will have a special kind of reality that it won't once it's decoded.
- Laurie Anderson

When love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justice is gone, there's always force.
And when force is gone, there's always Mom.
Hi, Mom!
- Laurie Anderson

A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity,
like the word livewire.
- Laurie Anderson

People only stutter at the beginning of the word.
They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word.
There's just regret.
- Laurie Anderson

Performance art is about joy, about making something
that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.
- Laurie Anderson

One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was,
the world does not need another big multimedia show.
- Laurie Anderson

I'm an average enough person to point to the things
I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
- Laurie Anderson

I think women are excellent social critics.
- Laurie Anderson

You can do bigger and bigger things.
For what?
- Laurie Anderson

People are really suffering these days.
There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal
despair as they wonder what are they working for.
- Laurie Anderson

I hate zoos.
- Laurie Anderson

Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about
someone who's looking for something so huge,
something they've wanted all their life,
yet they know when they find it, it will kill them.
- Laurie Anderson

Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What
did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century
way of thinking about art,
because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.
- Laurie Anderson

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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