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Jacques Lipchitz Quotes and Sayings

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Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord.
Interpret nature and you are an artist.
- Jacques Lipchitz

All my life as an artist I have asked myself:
What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer.
art is an action against death.
It is a denial of death.
- Jacques Lipchitz

Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around.
If you go higher, things will look different;
if you go lower,
again they will look different.
It is a point of view.
- Jacques Lipchitz

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

 

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Do not copy my style!
The first rule of writing is write about what you know,
not what you think you know.
So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
- Jackie Collins

Knowledge is what we get when an observer,
preferably a scientifically trained observer,
provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.
- Christopher Lasch

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The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall,
they were supposed to be together.
It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.
- Annie Leibovitz

My pleasure was to copy, not to create.
- Manuel Puig

It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound
we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us,
but...
it is flattering and of course challenging.
- Jonathan Davis

It was an amazing mistake to lose 10p on every copy
because your sleeve is so expensive.
- Peter Hook

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

My guide had a copy of Palestine on my last trip to Gaza.
He'd bring it out and show people what I was trying to do.
That usually went over pretty well.
- Joe Sacco

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame;
to copy faults is want of sense.
- Charles Churchill

On the average, five times as many people read the
headline as read the body copy.
When you have written your headline,
you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.
- David Ogilvy

Bad artists copy.
Good artists steal.
- Pablo Picasso

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book -
I'll waste no time reading it.
- Moses Hadas

If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling.
No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be
that way in music or it isn't music.
- Billie Holiday

One could make money and get a career going with a
low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays.
It is always flattering to have somebody copy you.
- John Carpenter

There was no one in particular I really tried to copy.
- Caroline Corr

The most important function of a bibliographic entry
is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

It's a question of not copying the masters,
to look for something, good or bad, for oneself.
To enter this liberated state of mind,
one cannot copy the others.
- Nathalie Sarraute

I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic
without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society
where it is traditional to wear clothes.
- Erma Bombeck

I don't smoke, so they never sent me a copy.
- Lita Ford

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's
attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
- Malcolm Cowley

When a thing has been said and well,
have no scruple.
Take it and copy it.
- Anatole France

Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire,
and it screamed.
It's a game!
The magic spells in it are as real as the gold.
Try retiring on that stuff.
- Gary Gygax

Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the
shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.
- Bill Walsh

The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius,
is to copy.
That's the best thing.
Just steal.
- Ritchie Blackmore

We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics.
They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't
even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy.
- Thom Gunn

I don't keep any copy of my books around...
they would embarass me.
When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly,
and have done with them.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your
copy and those who say it's wonderful.
- Theodore White

If you copy then it is not self-expression.
- Michael Schenker

Even Obama's staunchest supporters are starting to leave him.
Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate.
- Ann Coulter

If you want to be successful, find someone who has
achieved the results you want and copy what they do
and you'll achieve the same results.
- Tony Robbins

When I really young yet feeling very old,
I offered up a lot of myself to the press;
I knew it was good copy.
- Diane Lane

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all.
Copy editors, who proofread and much,
much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every
word that appears in the paper.
- Bill Walsh

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is:
the bad artist seems to copy a great deal;
the good one really does.
- William Blake

I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes,
we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
- Laurence Olivier

My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone.
It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
- Robert Plant

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

We all wanted to copy Vivien Leigh.
- Natalie Wood

It is all very well to copy what one sees,
but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory.
That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
- Edgar Degas

I don't copy recipes without trying them out.
I don't reprint without trying them again.
- Elizabeth David

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

The only thing I'd ever done with news was to read
copy sitting at the microphone in the studio.
- Ed Bradley

You must be one of the few people with a copy of that.
I don't think they printed too many.
- Chow Yun-Fat

If any sort of error is inexcusable,
it's an incorrect phone number.
One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every
phone number published must be checked.
- Bill Walsh

I just saw a copy of a cover of a magazine that I'm on,
and it's very weird and unusual.
- Mia Kirshner

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to
replace a dead child with a copy,
or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
- Leon Kass

My jokes are in my head and I have a duplicate copy
of my jokes in a lot of British comics' heads,
where they are safe.
- Emo Philips

People ask me where I got my singing style.
I didn't copy my style from anybody.
- Elvis Presley

Traditional copyright has been that you can't make
a full copy of somebody's work without their permission.
- Patricia Schroeder

I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude
I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
- Michael Hutchence

To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and
carry a copy of the Daily telegraph.
- John Mortimer

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
- Oliver Goldsmith

An original artist is unable to copy.
So he has only to copy in order to be original.
- Jean Cocteau

Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me,
but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day;
the average is probably three pages.
- Dean Koontz

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry
of life has turned to prose,
but that it has turned to advertising copy.
- Louis Kronenberger

I was determined to carve out a music of my own.
I didn't want to copy anybody.
- Bill Monroe

We call ourselves creators and we just copy.
- Lauryn Hill

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose,
I copy all myself.
- Venerable Bede

I don't read anything anymore.
I don't have the eyesight.
I read my own copy, that's all.
I think I've read everything that's worth reading.
- John Gould

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art;
one of the damned things is ample.
- Rebecca West

There's an entire flight simulator hidden in every
copy of Microsoft Excel 97.
- Bruce Scheneier

Good copy can't be written with tongue in cheek,
written just for a living.
You've got to believe in the product.
- David Ogilvy

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
- Pablo Picasso


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