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Henry Moore Quotes and Sayings

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A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

Related topics: Art

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself,
as much as to understand what one is drawing.
- Henry Moore

I think in terms of the day's resolutions,
not the years'.
- Henry Moore

 

Seeing that picture, for me, was like Chartres Cathedral.
- Henry Moore

To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
- Henry Moore

The creative habit is like a drug.
The particular obsession changes, but the excitement,
the thrill of your creation lasts.
- Henry Moore

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The secret of life is to have a task,
something you devote your entire life to,
something you bring everything to, every minute of
the day for the rest of your life.
And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.
- Henry Moore

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
- William C. Bryant

I like to think of myself as kind of a sculptor,
only I sculpt people.
- Kathleen Quinlan

An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
- Lawrence Barrett

The Greek sculptor - I don't think he was very different from any of us.
- Michael Tippett

I think I understand something about space.
I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.
- Anish Kapoor

No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect.
If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
- John Ruskin

Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
- Henri Matisse

One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings
in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
- Edvard Munch

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

Man cannot remake himself without suffering,
for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
- Alexis Carrel

I use my hands like a sculptor, to mold and shape the sound I want,
to clarify.
- Leonard Slatkin

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free
the figures slumbering in the stone.
- Michelangelo

I want to direct films, because I am a painter and
a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
- Xander Berkeley

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings
is to try to be completely consistent,
as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent.
Architecture also must be very consistent.
- Minoru Yamasaki

And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it.
She had the beret just about to leave my hand.
So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there.
And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but
that that beret is going to fly.
- Mary Tyler Moore

If the world would only build temples to Machinery
in the abstract then everything would be perfect.
The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do,
and could, in complete peace and suitably honored,
pursue their trade without further trouble.
- Wyndham Lewis

With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works,
but an architect has to put up with anything,
because he makes utility objects - the building is there to be used,
and times change.
- Arne Jacobsen

The project which we developed, however,
was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that
a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician,
especially on a project for radio.
- Gavin Bryars

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
- Amelia Barr

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches
of time which every day produces,
and which most men throw away.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

If you have a recital to do, you have to memorize the songs.
I never use music when I do recitals.
It produces an instant barrier, both for yourself and the audience.
- Bryn Terfel

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces,
like discrimination in housing or in education.
- Sargent Shriver

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
- George Santayana

Any change in form produces a fear of change,
and that has accelerated.
Marketing is the death of invention,
because marketing deals with the familiar.
- Nicolas Roeg

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased
with the effect he produces on other people.
- Max Beerbohm

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
- Ovid

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

Learning is any change in a system that produces a
more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment.
- Herbert Simon

The 150th anniversary of Penn State will highlight
what is important and good about this distinguished
institution and the fine people and research that it produces.
- Don Sherwood

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
- Jane Austen

The more one produces, the less one gets.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The danger in media concentration comes not from the concentration,
but instead from the feudalism that this concentration,
tied to the change in copyright, produces.
- Lawrence Lessig

We spend too much time fretting over the way the industry produces programming,
and too little worrying about the way the public consumes it.
- Michael Medved

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
- John George Nicolay

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude,
but in the world; since it is experience of life,
and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
- Giacomo Leopardi

A good ad which is not run never produces sales.
- Leo Burnett

Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you.
- Frank O'Hara

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization,
to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions;
but it produces nothing.
- Georges Sorel

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
- Fidel Castro

A rise in wages, from an alteration in the value of money,
produces a general effect on price, and for that reason
it produces no real effect whatever on profits.
- David Ricardo

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously
creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when
this environment produces well being.
- Luis Barragan

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry,
and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
- Ben Jonson

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands,
perhaps millions, think.
- George Byron

Now, what produces a want of demand? A refusal to take
from other countries the commodities which they produce.
- Joseph Hume

Man is free whenever he produces or manifests God,
and through this he becomes immortal.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind.
Maybe that's the worst sentence of all,
to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
- James Dickey

Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than
the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas.
- Mary Austin

Hempseed produces no observable high for humans or birds.
- Jack Herer

The BBC produces wonderful programmes;
it also produces a load of old rubbish.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Without struggle, no progress and no result.
Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.
- George Gurdjieff

The present structure of rewards in high schools produces
a response on the part of an adolescent social system
which effectively impedes the process of education.
- James S. Coleman

The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real.
- Simone Veil

An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor,
26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor,
this is the road, well, the road to hell.
- Hugo Chavez

Success produces success, just as money produces money.
- Diane Ackerman

They consistently hobble artists' in the name of selling
more units then are surprised when the fans don't buy
the lukewarm music this produces.
So they then drop the artist.
- Malcolm Wilson

The process and the great smells it produces make everyone
hungry and get everyone's mouth watering.
And it gives men a chance to cook.
- Bobby Flay


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