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Donald Judd Quotes and Sayings

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I don't think geometric art is...
I don't like to call it that.
I don't think it's any more pure than pop art or anything else.
It doesn't have anything to do with purity.
- Donald Judd

I haven't sufficient interest in objects or anything
I can see around me to do what Oldenburg does.
- Donald Judd

But I think that's a particular kind of experience
involving a certain immediacy between you and the canvass,
you and the particular kind of experience of that particular moment.
- Donald Judd

I pay a lot of attention to how things are done and
the whole activity of building something is interesting.
- Donald Judd

 

Well, I think there are artists who are more or less
contemporary with Hopper who are more relevant.
- Donald Judd

I think most of the best new work is intended to have
much more impact at once.
- Donald Judd

Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're
painting the state of the culture of America.
I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim.
- Donald Judd

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The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once,
I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot
of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years.
- Donald Judd

Well, in any art there are a lot of technical things
that you can get to like.
- Donald Judd

Well, there's a morality in that you want your work to be good,
I suppose.
- Donald Judd

Well, its very exasperating when you can't get it right.
- Donald Judd

There's probably more in the American tradition than
people give the place credit for.
- Donald Judd

Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression
that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes.
It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
- Donald Judd

Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.
- Donald Judd

The attitude and capacity of the factory,
the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden
furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
- Donald Judd

And then we moved to New Jersey and I went to the Art Students League.
- Donald Judd

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial
of any kind of absolute morality,
or general morality.
- Donald Judd

They certainly aren't connected with the old geometric art.
My work isn't geometric in that sense.
- Donald Judd

Stuart Davis has more to do with what the United States is like than Hopper.
- Donald Judd

And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just
as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman.
- Donald Judd

After all, the work isn't the point;
the piece is.
- Donald Judd

Pollock looks unusual and radical even now.
- Donald Judd

I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also,
since it's somewhat the same environment and I have
pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like.
It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and
dislike it and it's very complicated.
- Donald Judd

Usually when someone says a thing is too simple,
they're saying that certain familiar things aren't there,
and they're seeing a couple maybe that are left,
which they count as a couple, that's all.
- Donald Judd

Tolstoy may not be showing that much of Russia at that time even.
It's hard to tell.
You tend to associate the quality of the period with what's lasted -
what's still good.
And that quality becomes the whole period.
- Donald Judd

But I think you have to - whatever the environment looks like,
it does enter into people's art work one way or another;
it's very remote or it isn't.
It's remote in my work but it has to have a certain degree of ordinariness.
- Donald Judd

I recognize very much in Hopper that it does look like the United States;
it looks like the 30's and my first impressions of everything,
all of which I have to deal with and which gets mixed
up in my work and probably gets mixed up in everybody else's work too.
- Donald Judd

Building is just skilled labor, I suppose.
It's a lot of work.
I don't mind other people building them,
but the way things go together and are made is interesting to me;
I like that a lot.
- Donald Judd

You're only dealing with whatever you know,
which is a very small part of it and later on it'll
look like it has something to do with the period.
Obviously, the artists have something to do with one another.
They tend to set up certain common qualities among themselves.
- Donald Judd

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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