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John Guare Quotes and Sayings

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Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare

Does any art have a practical value? People love to
talk about how expensive a painting is.
That's the only way we can talk about paintings in this century.
- John Guare

All the New York City Ballet does is hit beautiful home runs.
- John Guare

What we're dealt with hopefully is two arms,
two eyes, two legs, a head, a heart.
The variations, the extensions, the possibilities of the human body,
what that can do.
- John Guare

 

However, the moral center of New York City,
I believe, is the New York City Ballet.
- John Guare

I mean New York City is the financial capital of the world.
It's where all the money passes through,
the Dow Jones, whatever, that's where all the money goes.
- John Guare

Show business offers more solid promises than Catholicism.
- John Guare

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The life of a dancer is tragically short.
What is remarkable about the New York City Ballet is
that it makes us forget that.
Because it keeps the ballet alive.
- John Guare

I think that every year that the New York City Ballet
is alive is worthy of celebration.
Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.
- John Guare

And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet.
It is always coming back to life.
Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.
- John Guare

People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost.
Wow.
The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do.
- John Guare

I think of the New York City Ballet as the Yankees
without George Steinbrenner.
- John Guare

Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah,
it lets people know they should come to New York.
- John Guare

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state.
When did history become a bad word?
- John Guare

And what would be great numbers in a Broadway show
are now on stage of the New York City Ballet.
- John Guare

The ballet makes us look at those bodies,
it makes us listen to that music, it makes us wonder at the geometry,
of the way they come together.
The way that extraordinary space is controlled and
given such emotional force.
- John Guare

The New York City Ballet is always about the realm of possibilities,
the realm of what the human body can do,
what the human spirit can do.
And it's about listening, it's about listening to remarkable
music and how we respond to that.
- John Guare

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- Virginia Woolf

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

Avoiding the phrase "I don't have time...",
will soon help you to realize that you do have the
time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
- Bo Bennett

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity,
I would have to say it is avoiding worry,
stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
- George Burns

I think by laying it out for the viewer I'm avoiding the issue of bias.
- Dan Abrams

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts;
every action of animal life is concerned with seeking
bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.
- Paul Tillich

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits;
I started to be aware of my feelings more,
rather than numb them.
- Judith Wright

Do not worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older it will avoid you.
- Joey Adams

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
- Ayn Rand

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom,
since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate
limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power
struggles that result in unhappiness.
- Charlotte Davis Kasl

Much talking is the cause of danger.
Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune.
The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage.
Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
- Saskya Pandita

It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible.
Choices suck, they are inherently limiting.
- Craig Armstrong

But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing
now because it's frustrating for people to hear about
things that aren't available yet.
- John Frusciante

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
- John D. MacDonald

Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time,
it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.
- Bo Bennett

I'm disappearing, avoiding most things.
- Syd Barrett

Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.
- Robert Cecil

I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy.
I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't
find a way of avoiding it.
- Brigitte Bardot

The life of the creative man is lead,
directed and controlled by boredom.
Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
- Susan Sontag

Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing
a cognitive style on workers and their work.
- Edward Tufte

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles,
but in avoiding them.
A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of
useless contraptions and in constructing the useful
combinations which are in infinite minority.
- Henri Poincare

When I was younger, many of my romantic escapades were
just a means of simply avoiding being by myself.
I was afraid of feeling lonely, afraid I wouldn't know what to say to myself.
- Michael Zaslow

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but
I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and
others of innocent enjoyments.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age;
you take care of every day -
let the calendar take care of the years.
- Ed Wynn

The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm
to Zionist interests outside of Palestine,
not from weakness or lack of ability to do so,
but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts
to be opened against it around the world.
- Ahmed Yassin

I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots
of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat.
Dancers don't need different fuel from other people -
they just need more of it because they use more energy.
- Deborah Bull

States are looking for low-cost solutions that will
enable better communication,
while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command
breaks down in emergencies.
We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time.
- John Shimkus

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where
the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all
pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly,
the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
- Terry Prachett

Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns,
and he is doing it again now, by not telling people
what is really necessary.
He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues,
those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
- Angela Merkel

I want to be clear.
No company is too big to be prosecuted.
We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud,
but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral
consequences whenever possible.
- Alberto Gonzales

He shall sit solitary by avoiding the company of men,
he shall hold his peace by meditating upon the joys of heaven,
and he has risen above his state by tasting celestial delights.
- Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah

It's about avoiding reality through various escape
routes that become addictions and lead to Hell.
My character is addicted to television,
chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son,
which has no basis in reality.
- Ellen Burstyn

The British system denied any role for human creativity,
and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires,
pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain,
objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve
the best allocation of wealth.
- Robert Trout

For the future, I would suggest avoiding subjects of too vast a scale.
It would be useful to make out a list of fundamental
questions on the matter to be dealt with,
and discuss only those.
- Karl Lehmann

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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