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Frank Stella Quotes and Sayings

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I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella

I want to make exalted art.
A successful image has pictorial lift.
I am looking for whatever is up there.
- Frank Stella

Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil
that are part of the human personality,
but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture,
or it isn't real.
- Frank Stella

One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
- Frank Stella

 

I don't like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world,
but it's hard to be old and like what goes on around you.
- Frank Stella

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space -
space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration,
space within which the subjects of painting can live.
- Frank Stella

I don't like to say I have given my life to art.
I prefer to say art has given me my life.
- Frank Stella

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A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.
- Frank Stella

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view.
I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings,
and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers
and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings.
- Frank Stella

When I'm painting the picture, I'm really painting a picture.
I may have a flat-footed technique, or something like that,
but still, to me, the thrill, or the meat of the thing,
is the actual painting.
I don't get any thrill out of laying it out.
- Frank Stella

No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together.
By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good,
you feel the body.
Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture,
the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it.
- Frank Stella

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
- Anonymous

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My parents were worried about me, certainly when I
became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who,
at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
- Steven Morrissey

Sometimes I get worried I'm getting too caught up in
the nauseatingly oily smoothness of my own line,
when all I'm trying to do is make it as clear as possible.
- Chris Ware

Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism.
Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
- Noam Chomsky

I'll skate on concrete if I have to.
I'm not worried about how fast the ice is.
I'm worried about how fast I can go on the ice.
- Clara Hughes

I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter,
and I was well-rounded.
I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway.
In fact, I got one the first week.
- Gene Kelly

As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

I am not worried about the deficit.
It is big enough to take care of itself.
- Ronald Reagan

If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect,
I was perfectly prepared to use it every time.
I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising.
- Alexis Korner

Nerves provide me with energy...
It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease,
that's when I get worried.
- Mike Nichols

Lots of young players have triumphed at United,
so why can't it happen to me? I'm not worried I'm young -
it's an incentive to do the best I can.
- Cristiano Ronaldo

I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack,
after all he's been through, never worried about it
I thought it would be me.
- Robert Kennedy

If people are worried about the size of their trailers,
I kind of say their priorities are off.
- Taylor Hackford

I hate committing myself to anything.
It's probably the lack of discipline,
honestly.
I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.
- Cameron Diaz

Getting and keeping my immunity became very important to me.
For I needed to take care of myself and my family.
No one else was worried about me.
- Monica Lewinsky

I was worried about my mom more than I was worried about the president.
And then I was worried about the president,
and then I was worried about myself.
- Monica Lewinsky

Am I worried people will say I'm repeating myself? Sure.
One thought I had was to publish it as a novel but
eventually I just decided to do what I wanted to do.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Hurried and worried until we're buried,
and there's no curtain call, Lifes a very funny proposition after all.
- George M. Cohan

I adored my birth father and constantly worried that
I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots
if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it.
- Julie Andrews

I'm just worried that there's enough beer on the bus.
That's the top priority at all times.
- Zakk Wylde

I'm not too worried about that.
I am a big believer in modeling.
- Daniel Greenberg

My father was a very unhappy person,
very sarcastic,
and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought.
They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood.
- Paula Danziger

I've never worried about what audiences would accept
or had a game plan regarding the career.
I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.
- Antonio Banderas

Why should I be worried about dying? It's not going
to happen in my lifetime!
- Raymond Smullyan

Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children -
if you are worried about your teen and drugs,
talk to them.
- John Walters

But I'm not worried about seeking out the approval of others -
that high school thing of joining the club.
- Stephan Jenkins

When you hear somebody justifying a war by citing the Almighty,
I get a little worried, frankly.
- Ron Reagan

I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house.
They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because
they'd never seen anything I've done.
- Bill Nighy

I don't bat an eye at stuff like that.
I've had my share of wins.
If I worried about the games I should have won,
it would probably drive me crazy.
It was a fun game to pitch in.
- Roger Clemens

If you worried about falling off the bike,
you'd never get on.
- Lance Armstrong

I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces,
and I was in a car wreck.
Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record,
and it's called Crazy!
- Patsy Cline

I'm always worried about my money for some reason.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

I've worked with leading men so worried about losing
their charm that they were always winking to the audience.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I was so worried that people wouldn't like me or my story.
- Jeannette Walls

It worried me when Britney snogged Madonna.
It looked a bit fake.
It screamed 'We're in this for the money.
- Simon Le Bon

Directors are not worried about casting beautiful women,
but they are not sure that they want to cast great-looking men.
My looks have prevented people from seeing my work.
- Rob Lowe

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter
getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work.
Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!
- Gavin MacLeod

The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending -
as if a date would really matter.
- Sting

But people that are worried about unborn babies are
the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs
in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.
- Birch Bayh

I've never worried about how long the song is.
- Adam Jones

Before I was a mom I used to think that parents who
worried about their kids watching MTV were just clueless.
Now that I'm a mom, I see what the fuss was all about!
- Martha Quinn

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of
the potency of public opinion -
and I worried about it.
- William Westmoreland

I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong
words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
- Lawrence Welk

I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table.
Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on.
- Dick Gephardt

From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't
be satisfied with my work.
So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust,
because you only get a chance like this once.
- Zhang Ziyi

You don't have to be worried about labeling me.
- Danny Aiello

A new idea is delicate.
It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn;
it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to
death by a frown on the right man's brow.
- Ovid

Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization.
I think we should be just as worried about premature design -
designing too early what a program should do.
- Paul Graham

I think the church and the religion right now have
a lot more to be worried about than SLAYER.
- Kerry King

I'm a guy who never wanted to hold a steady job,
because I was worried about the monotony.
- Noah Wyle

I was worried about being the nut that ruined 40 years of Bond history.
- Rick Yune

While most of the things you've worried about have never happened,
it's a different story with the things you haven't worried about.
They are the ones that happen.
- Ruth Rendell

I will say this, - though: If it is true that fusion
will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands,
then I'm worried.
Our record on this score is extremely poor.
- David R. Brower

I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man.
I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried.
- Tom T. Hall

Better have a black face than be worried about black deeds.
- Robert N. Lee

I haven't been worried about my image so much as I
have been trying to find projects to push myself further than before.
- Cameron Diaz

Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental
issues then the use of arms.
- Hans Blix

You don't only worry about the people who hate or resent you;
in a way,
you're more worried about the people who love you.
- Calvin Klein

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel,
to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago.
- Meir Kahane


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