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Jim Dine Quotes and Sayings

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The figure is still the only thing I have faith in
in terms of how much emotion it's charged with and
how much subject matter is there.
- Jim Dine

I've never had an easy relationship with critics.
I hold a lot of homicide in my heart.
If this was another time, I'd be packing a piece.
- Jim Dine

My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing.
It's about making the best kind of image I can make,
it's about talking as clearly as I can.
- Jim Dine

I do not think that obsession is funny or that not
being able to stop one's intensity is funny.
- Jim Dine

 

Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another.
- Jim Dine

I have come to terms with a lot of things,
because, when all's said and done, there's really very
little one can do about a lot of things.
You just accept them.
The point is you just have to keep on working and you
just have to keep on living.
- Jim Dine

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

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As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

There are a lot of girls that will try to hook up with you,
then try to have your kid because they figure they're
going to get all this money from you.
- Dustin Diamond

I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando,
George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been
touched by the hand of God.
I'm in the next bunch.
- John Forsythe

I'm still trying to figure out what the right line
is between myself and the people I play.
Sometimes I go too far one way or too far the other.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

The reason is that in a group, individual errors on
either side of the true figure cancel each other out.
- Michael Shermer

Well, I can't figure out God.
- Oral Roberts

There are times I can't even figure myself out.
- Aaliyah

The film is not a success until it makes money.
It's only good when there's a dollar figure attached to the box office.
- John Cusack

I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure.
It is rather frightening.
- Rory Bremner

In order to figure out how to make atoms compute,
you have to learn how to speak their language and to
understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
- Seth Lloyd

You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when.
- Mary Schmich

There's people that figure if they hang out with you,
all of a sudden they're going to be successes.
I've had two or three stalkers in my life.
- Dustin Diamond

It's one thing to have talent.
It's another to figure out how to use it.
- Roger Miller

It took me a long time to figure out how to act,
and how to conduct myself in the business so I could
get what I felt I needed to support my potential and
give them what they wanted.
- Harrison Ford

It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out.
After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life
trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
- William Hurt

You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested.
It's very easy to get lulled.
- Martin Short

A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure,
the body, clothing, life.
- Issey Miyake

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses
possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man
at twice its natural size.
- Virginia Woolf

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
- Cher

In America, we have to learn to be patient enough to
figure out what somebody is saying.
Somebody might actually be saying something.
- Stanley Crouch

The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram -
that is,
an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described,
but which is equal to anything.
- Stephen Leacock

We can't win at home.
We can't win on the road.
As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.
- Pat Williams

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
- Minna Antrim

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
- Stephen Breyer

Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where
gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course.
Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not.
- Judy Chicago

Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
- Katarina Witt

One figure can sometimes add up to a lot.
- Wesley Ruggles

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy.
It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience;
what things are funny and not.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Men are liars.
We'll lie about lying if we have to.
I'm an algebra liar.
I figure two good lies make a positive.
- Tim Allen

I want to give my compliments to Australia.
Ever since your government paid a few million dollars
for a Jackson Pollack painting,
I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
- Morton Feldman

If I were not a public figure, I wouldn't fly with Thai.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life
disappeared until he was locked inside.
That is a figure quite extreme.
- Michael Tippett

I think the media made Manson, turned him into some
larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.
- Maynard James Keenan

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
- Scott Hamilton

I was trying to figure out what to do next,
I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools -
software people could use every day,
particularly to help organize their lives.
- Mitch Kapor

A man does not automatically become a public figure
because he happens to build an empire out of chicken fat.
- James Pinckney Miller

You explain how it went, and as far as you can figure out how it got that way.
- Virgil Thomson

Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get
on the right side of the value divide -
how to define America as a place of the common good
and not a playground of the strong.
- Todd Gitlin

Killers can seem smart when you can't figure out who they are.
- Pat Brown

Every man's got to figure to get beat sometime.
- Joe Louis

I think television often has dismissed younger people.
They figure, well, they're not really watching news,
that's not our audience.
- Kurt Loder

I have a figure, and there aren't many girls out there right now who have that.
- Carmen Kass

When things go right it's hard to figure out why,
but when things go wrong it's really easy.
- Steven Soderbergh

It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold
Your Hand than to take lessons.
By this time I knew basic chords.
- Tommy Shaw

Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television.
It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet.
A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
- Andy Rooney

The more you stay in this kind of job,
the more you realize that a public figure,
a major public figure, is a lonely man.
- Richard M. Nixon

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one
than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
- Aristotle

Probably the '86 nationals.
That was my first real national title and first real
statement I ever made in figure skating,
and my life changed after I returned.
- Debi Thomas

I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of
my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of
what I was going through.
- Geddy Lee

I carry out my work thus: I never use models or nature for the figure,
drapery or anything else.
- John Tenniel

She not only kept her lovely figure,
she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child.
They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it.
The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
- Elias Canetti

Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very
real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
- Sean Penn

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

You have to realize: OK, I don't know how
to solve a political problem,
I don't know how to solve the pollution problem...
all I know is in my own life,
I need to figure out some sense of purpose,
I need to figure out how to be happy...
and I'm willing.
- Jewel

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of,
I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist.
So yeah, I was always a fan.
- Jeffrey Wright

I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months
and it took me 15 years to figure that out.
- William Hurt


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