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Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea.
by Ad Reinhardt

Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea.
A good artist does not need anything.
- Ad Reinhardt

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting,
you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place.
I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
- Ad Reinhardt

Art is Art.
Everything else is everything else.
- Ad Reinhardt

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
- Ad Reinhardt

 

I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace.
- Ad Reinhardt

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese,
Japanese, and Indian.
But the painting classes came back.
The nudes came back.
Not so much the still lifes.
So now our department is the worst department,
partly because it has the worst facilities.
- Ad Reinhardt

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected
with some school or some museum school,
and even in New York the majority are.
That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money,
making a living selling paintings.
Only a dozen or two painters do that.
- Ad Reinhardt

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The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn
reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere.
It might be the worst department now,
and yet at one point it was the best in the country.
- Ad Reinhardt

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

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

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

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

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your life belongs only to you.
- Ayn Rand

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau


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