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I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world.
by Jasper Johns

I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world.
I don't think that's a painter's business.
He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.
- Jasper Johns

Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness
and of our mind and of our life.
- Jasper Johns

I never wish for critics.
- Jasper Johns

I often find that having an idea in my head prevents
me from doing something else.
Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea.
- Jasper Johns

 

One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit,
and our ideas about space.
- Jasper Johns

I am just trying to find a way to make pictures.
- Jasper Johns

I don't know how to organise thoughts.
I don't know how to have thoughts.
- Jasper Johns

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Everyone is of course free to interpret the work in his own way.
I think seeing a picture is one thing and interpreting it is another.
- Jasper Johns

Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.
- Jasper Johns

One works without thinking how to work.
- Jasper Johns

Sometimes I see it and then paint it.
Other times I paint it and then see it.
Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.
- Jasper Johns

When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience.
We feel that our senses are awake and clear.
We are alive.
- Jasper Johns

Whatever I do seems artificial and false,
to me.
- Jasper Johns

To be an artist you have to give up everything,
including the desire to be a good artist.
- Jasper Johns

The thing is, if you believe in the unconscious -
and I do -
there's room for all kinds of possibilities that I
don't know how you prove one way or another.
- Jasper Johns

Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space...
but I don't understand that.
- Jasper Johns

I tend to like things that already exist.
- Jasper Johns

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken.
Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities,
which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
- Jasper Johns

I think a painting should include more experience than
simply intended statement.
- Jasper Johns

In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art,
so I really didn't know what that meant.
I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation
different than the one that I was in.
- Jasper Johns

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

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

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do no harm.
- from the Hippocratic Oath

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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