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Dead Poets Society Quotes and Sayings

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Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

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We, the artists, make the stuff they sell and they're like ticks on our backs,
sucking the life out of us.
- Malcolm Wilson

When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down.
My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good.
- Casey Affleck

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like,
lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more,
the more labor it sucks.
- Karl Marx

 

Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music.
In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent.
Kind of like sucking your thumb!
- Courtney Love

A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society,
sucking up everything and giving nothing.
Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.
- Elsa Maxwell

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
- Richard Linklater

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Every human being you see in the course of a day has
a problem that's sucking up at least 70 percent of his or her radar.
- Doug Coupland

They are very healthy.
Yes, they were sucking and breathing on their own and
everything when they came out.
So there was no need to stay in the hospital.
So we took them home the next day.
- Cheryl Tiegs

We had to go all through the night thinking that our baby was dead.
When God showed him to us, he wasn't dead,
he was sucking his thumb.
God had him safe and sound.
He is a miracle.
He is so healthy, so perfect, and God has really,
really blessed us.
- Barbara Mandrell

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such,
I was more thinking of being among them,
and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views,
ideas, etc.
- Dennis Brown

There have been makeup artists who've asked if my eyebrows are real.
- Peter Gallagher

As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the
amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public.
Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it.
- Suzi Quatro

Mother's interest in contemporary American artists
emerged during the 1920s.
- David Rockefeller

The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists,
from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2.
- Kelly Jones

The more far-out artists, the better.
- Gary Wright

There are certain people who have become better artists,
but they're brilliant at marketing.
I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna.
- Michael Bolton

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

What men are among the other formations of the earth,
artists are among men.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

These are all voluntary resources which help parents
sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech,
which is something that we respect.
- Tipper Gore

We haven't had a slew of artists, but the artists we
do come out with have always had the same momentum.
- Jermaine Dupri

An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know,
but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
- Patti Smith

Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus,
which in fact has got a hold of them.
As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison
that is out of their control.
- Robert Smithson

My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer
in artists and repertoire.
- Norman Granz

A free culture is not a culture without property;
it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid.
- Lawrence Lessig

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry.
I'm not saying I've got the answers,
just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
- Malcolm Wilson

Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity,
and that doesn't produce what used to be artists.
- Colin R. Davis

A collection makes its own demands.
Many artists have been collectors.
I think of it rather as an illness.
I felt it was using up too much energy.
- Howard Hodgkin

Most artists work all the time, they do actually,
especially good artists, they work all the time,
what else is there to do? I mean you do.
- David Hockney

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
- Auguste Rodin

My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists,
a lot of their friends.
- Amber Tamblyn

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s.
Their music was developed by the record companies.
- Gary Wright

Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists,
as independent characters.
- Jack Levine

The artist is something of an outsider in America.
I have always felt that America does not value its artists,
certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
- Carlisle Floyd

God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
- Camille Pissarro

These people are artists.
These people are musicians.
They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
- Marilyn Manson

My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The
Beatles and they still are!
- Johnny Ramone

I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago.
Which is great because I see a lot of artists that
have been out for a long period of time.
They get kind of fat.
- Lenny Kravitz

I'd love to break America, like all artists do.
It's a lot of work but, you know, it's got to be done!
- Rachel Stevens

The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood,
not so engaged in communication.
- Patti Smith

I've always liked the minds of criminals,
they seem similar to artists.
- Richard Linklater

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

There has never been any proper commitment to marketing
these artists and their music.
We are not Sony.
- Eddy Grant

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

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.
- Desmond Morris

Once we start collecting, the more you have,
the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from
responding to the present and taking on new ideas what
the artists are doing now.
- David Elliott

For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the
path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us
and appointing himself as our guide.
- Thomas Mann

All artists get better with age.
The more you draw, the better you're going to get.
- John Kricfalusi

All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists
and dancers and singers and poets.
All that gets buried, basically through being educated,
or brainwashed.
- William Wiley

Artists don't always know.
Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at
the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit.
I was wrong every time!
- Roy Ayers

When I began competing with the other artists in New York,
I discovered classical North Indian music.
- Henry Flynt

So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists
are able to step away from the power of the media and
the way it controls things,
and go on doing their own things.
- Thom Yorke

Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do.
Other artists may do something more edgy that gets
on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy,
I think.
- Clint Black

I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists.
- Craig McCracken

I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving.
I'm also involved with most children's causes,
because children can't help the environment they're in.
- Judd Nelson

It's something I've always loved doing.
I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit.
I'm there every second of every day.
That's my hands-on situation.
- Keith Urban

James Brown was one of the first artists who found
four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through,
and then he just added to it vocally.
- Brian Austin Green

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality
nearer to the heart's desire.
- John Dewey

I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come.
- Paula Cole

Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message.
- Boris Kodjoe

Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic
instruments for storytelling.
- Ted Lange

Of all the artists on Death Row, none of them went bankrupt.
- Suge Knight

I'm a big fan of '70s records where artists could draw
on whatever influences they wanted.
- Deana Carter

I didn't want to save art - I respected the older artists
too much to think art needed saving.
But I knew it was finished, even though,
at that time, I didn't know what I would do.
- Sol LeWitt

I meet many people, I talk with them,
like a TV show host.
I show what's going on with Greenpeace,
interesing political things, I have artists,
musicians and bands.
- Nina Hagen


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