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I rarely draw what I see.
by Barbara Hepworth

I rarely draw what I see.
I draw what I feel in my body.
- Barbara Hepworth

Body experience...
is the centre of creation.
- Barbara Hepworth

My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
- Barbara Hepworth

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone
in order to make an abstract form and space;
quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
- Barbara Hepworth

 

I found one had to do some work every day,
even at midnight, because either you're professional or you're not.
- Barbara Hepworth

At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought.
It doesn't enter my consciousness.
Art is anonymous.
It's not competitive with men.
It's a complementary contribution.
- Barbara Hepworth

One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of
the material that one is handling.
One must yield to it in tiny details of execution,
perhaps the handling of the surface or grain,
and one must master it as a whole.
- Barbara Hepworth

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Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent.
Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again...
Finally, you would only produce something hybrid.
- Barbara Hepworth

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

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.

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks;
they are the summits of ranges.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
- William Penn

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
- Richard Bach

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
- Friedrich Schiller

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental.
All important advances are sudden intuitions,
new principles, new ways of seeing.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.
- Walter Lord

As far as modern writing is concerned,
it is rarely rewarding to translate it,
although it might be easy.
Translation is very much like copying paintings.
- Boris Pasternak

At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country.
It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
- Paul Martin

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited;
genius,
being the action of reason or imagination,
rarely or never.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Manuel is still today a good friend.
The others I see rarely, but with Edgar I phone from time to time.
- Klaus Schulze

Happiness is the absence of suffering.
I think it's an interesting way of looking at it.
I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
- Julie Christie

I rarely do masks because, if I have any extra time,
I'd rather spend it with my friends than on myself.
- Eva Herzigova

Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely
gave them spending money.
- Gene Tierney

I very rarely get nervous as an actor.
Very rarely.
- Corin Nemec

Substantial progress toward better things can rarely
be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies.
- William Howard Taft

Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.
- Francesco Guicciardini

I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend.
I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
- Taylor Swift

Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
- George Henry Lewes

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this
question out of doors with friends or strangers,
that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness
and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
- William Feather

Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron,
rarely mentioned in the same breath.
- Gail Sheehy

We have indeed been fortunate in this country.
Over the last 200 some odd years since our Nation was founded,
rarely have there been attacks upon our homeland.
- Virgil Goode

A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire
is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Children rarely want to know who their parents were
before they were parents,
and when age finally stirs their curiosity,
there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker

I rarely read or buy a book because of a review.
- Jim Harrison

You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.
- Mandy Patinkin

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history,
when we step out from the old to the new;
when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long
suppressed finds utterance.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
- Torquato Tasso

People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.
- Philip Guedalla

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its
way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents:
What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
- Max Planck

One mind can think only of its own questions;
it rarely surprises itself.
- Orson Scott Card

When men think much, they can rarely decide.
- Anthony Trollope

Writers should be read but not seen.
Rarely are they a winsome sight.
- Edna Ferber

I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more.
- Nora Roberts

I should have known.
The first tip I got was when she rarely showed up in
court for the second trial.
- Dennis Kozlowski

I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action
of creation which was not fine,
never one which was not earnest and impressive.
- Thomas Nelson Page

I symbolized doping...
My phone rarely rings.
I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of riders who call me.
- Richard Virenque

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has
rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper,
and render them more important.
- Hosea Ballou

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
- James Cook

Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to
an authoritarian state if they have to.
- Joe Chung

Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
- Nicholson Baker

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence
or even lack of information.
- John McCarthy

Polite conversation is rarely either.
- Fran Lebowitz

I rarely wear clothes when I'm home by myself.
I love making breakfast naked.
But you've got to make sure the gardener's not coming that day.
- Kristen Bell

Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced.
However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
- John McCarthy

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact
rarely get as far as fact.
- Thomas Huxley

First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries,
rarely men.
They are white.
They come from privileged backgrounds.
They are educated.
- Russell Banks

Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting.
- Tom Skerritt

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
- Henrik Ibsen

A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular,
and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
- C. S. Forester


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