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Usually I throw away what I don't get right the first time. ...
by Kenneth Noland

Usually I throw away what I don't get right the first time.
- Kenneth Noland

As time goes on, I realize more and more that,
beginning in the early 30's, David Smith began setting
the precedent for what was to come later for many of us.
- Kenneth Noland

In the '50s Morris Louis and I were not known,
David Smith and Helen Frankenthaler were not much known.
- Kenneth Noland

Because of this the representation I'm interested in
is of those things only the eye can touch.
- Kenneth Noland

 

For me context is the key - from that comes the understanding of everything.
- Kenneth Noland

Clem had made it known that Pollock was a great painter.
- Kenneth Noland

Context begins with other artists - seniors and mentors.
- Kenneth Noland

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I think of painting without subject matter as music without words.
- Kenneth Noland

I met David Smith through my former wife,
Cornelia, who'd studied with him.
- Kenneth Noland

With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity -
and never a clique.
- Kenneth Noland

I've also been willing to share any help that I could
give to any other artist.
- Kenneth Noland

Pollock was well known, certainly, but for all the wrong reasons.
He was known as much for being wild and unconventional
in his working methods as for being a great artist.
- Kenneth Noland

The scene then as now was centered in New York.
For the most part, I've kept a bit apart from that
attractive and seductive city.
I've done it by living in the country within commuting distance.
- Kenneth Noland

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts
filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip...
The people that really pass judgment on you really
have nothing to do with what you do,
usually.
- John Milius

My surprises come usually once I start rolling and photographing.
- Kim Weston

The best things in life are usually difficult.
- Dirk Benedict

I'm just taking one step at a time.
I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.
- Beck

Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms,
where it's usually too late?
- Christopher Morley

Usually I play people who just keep babbling on and on and on.
- John Cusack

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from
a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward,
in a horrid flash of regret.
- Mary McCarthy

Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical,
but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
- David Lynch

If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it.
That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
- Len Wein

It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since
they usually cannot see beyond them.
- Paul Claudel

Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now;
joy is us and always.
- Marvin J. Ashton

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
- Saul Bellow

Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
- Ezra Pound

The key is, if you're not monkeying around with the script,
then everything usually goes pretty well.
- Steven Soderbergh

When people approach me about my films it is usually
to tell me how much they hate them.
- Michael Winterbottom

The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections
of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano,
usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.
- George Shearing

I usually like whatever I've recently finished best.
- John Sladek

In Hollywood, after you get a little success,
the next thing you usually get is a divorce.
- Dan Dailey

The payment of taxes is an obvious and insistent duty,
and its sanction is usually punitive.
- Joseph McKenna

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved,
the silent for a sullen person.
- Horace

Happiness is an imaginary condition,
formerly often attributed by the living to the dead,
now usually attributed by adults to children,
and by children to adults.
- Thomas Szasz

Football is a game of errors.
The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.
- Paul Brown

Programming is usually taught by examples.
- Niklaus Wirth

I usually have 10 different animation projects going at a time.
- Tara Strong

Yellow usually means it's not that serious.
- Bobby Unser

I usually don't mind giving autographs,
but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you,
it's time to seek shelter.
- Mary Lou Retton

SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline.
Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery.
Like working without a net.
- Jerry B. Jenkins


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