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Harry Bertoia Quotes and Sayings

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The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

Related topics: Design

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

 

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.
When the itch becomes annoying enough,
you scratch it.
- Robert Penn Warren

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If the urge to write should ever leave me,
I want that day to be my last.
- Naguib Mahfouz

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice,
'Wait.' Perhaps you can.
I can't.
And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him.
- Sandra Casey Cason

I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like
things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
- Adrian Belew

You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma,
which is Allah, which is God.
- Ruth St.
Denis

Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge,
Capacity for enjoyment.
- Arnold Palmer

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the
struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
- Aaron Klug

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities.
We can't talk about community values without being
prepared to invest in those very same communities.
- Joe Lieberman

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

The urge to purge the material I come up with is,
I guess, an ongoing process.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to,
but what's the point?
- Robert Smith

For the good of our environment, the good of the economy,
and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support
of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project.
- Leonard Boswell

It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected
character witnesses in all of U.S.
history to testify that the primal urge has a most
distinguished presidential pedigree.
- Joseph J. Ellis

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
- Agnes de Mille

Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition,
but it has its curious rewards.
There is a sense of getting somewhere fast,
which satisfies a native American urge.
- James Thurber

I urge you to hold fast to your standards.
I plead with you not to waver.
- Thomas S. Monson

I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil
liberties of our country.
- Larry Craig

URGE is a grassroots charity.
We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids.
We donate money to orphanages.
- Ziggy Marley

I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant,
to go away and give birth to a book.
- Stephen Fry

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

And I would urge all women to have that regular mammogram.
- Lynn Redgrave

If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him,
I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering:
Because it was he,
because it was myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to
get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
- Paul D. Boyer

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new
window into the surrounding world,
I felt the urge to look through this window,
hoping to see something unexpected.
- Bruno Rossi

I had some friends that tried it down there,
and I went to a couple of open mics,
and I just kind of got this...
this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it.
- Todd Barry

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil,
but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
- Kathleen Raine

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people...
to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end
the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

I have a really powerful urge to see things work.
- Bill Budge

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent
to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not
allow his own wife to buy.
- David Ogilvy

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is
to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
- Richard Pryor

It is chiefly in New York that I feel induced to urge this,
because New York is, by innumerable ties,
connected with Europe - more connected than several parts of Europe itself.
- Lajos Kossuth

Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken
everything up with instrumentation,
because I just felt like I was interested in seeing
how the songs did on their own.
- Joanna Newsom

I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others.
Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!
- Kim Kardashian

God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature -
the urge to love and be loved -
must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way.
He must reveal it at a cross.
- E. Stanley Jones

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
- Arthur Ashe

I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that,
but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the
opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit
and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it,
basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit,
on loyalty and industry in the public service.
- Arthur Capper

And conservatives know that if you reject these principles
of limited government and urge others to reject them you can be my ally,
you can be my friend but you cannot call yourself a conservative.
- Mike Pence

We are beginning a new era in our government.
I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid
economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge
the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
- Andrew Jackson

Too often in Washington special interests urge us to
fight one another just because we belong to different parties.
It is time for this to stop and for Washington to focus
on what needs to be done.
- Ken Salazar

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders,
and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit,
to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way,
and to focus on their common grounds.
- Alcee Hastings

I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam,
always weighted down with books, with cassettes,
with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere,
and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I want to believe that those who have been appointed
to accomplish this mission will be totally committed,
devoting all their skills and determination to their work.
I urge you to lend them your support so that,
together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country.
- Paul Biya

What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body,
not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words;
to urge them,
not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing
serious deficiencies of our political system.
- Kurt Huber

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you,
all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.
To spend each day with some laughter and some thought,
to get you're emotions going.
- Jim Valvano

The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of
life to all who have the urge to express beauty with
no other instrument than their own bodies,
with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space.
- Ruth St.
Denis

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

The most important thing that certainly the United
States and other Asian and Pacific actors have done
is to urge that whatever happens,
however the dispute is resolved, that it be resolved peacefully.
- William Kirby

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority
which constantly presses towards its own conquest.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the
more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

I write when the urge hits me, getting the words down
as fast as I can type and then I step back from what
I just wrote and start a dialectical process where
I begin challenging my own writing.
- Donald McKay

I also urge the Obama administration -
both on its own and in cooperation with other responsible
governments around the world -
to use all legal means necessary to shut down WikiLeaks
before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables.
WikiLeaks' activities represent a shared threat to
collective international security.
- Joe Lieberman

One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received
from my mother was her love of literature and language.
With their boundless energy, libraries open the door
to these worlds and so many others.
I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.
- Caroline Kennedy

Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody.
I have seen such diets at work.
I have known people who have actually read all,
or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books.
God save us from reading nothing but the best.
- Robertson Davies

No, I think that a person writes a poem because they
have an inner urge of something that they want to express,
and I think it's that inner urge that you want to express
when you write a piece of music.
- Leo Ornstein

The desire to get married, which - I regret to say,
I believe is basic and primal in women -
is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge -
which is to be single again.
- Nora Ephron

I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion;
to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates
abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus.
- Robert Casey

Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost,
the American people will scream for a cease-fire.
Bring the troops home, people will urge.
Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for
the criminal justice system.
- Larry Elder


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