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Josef Albers Quotes and Sayings

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The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the
most relative means of artistic expression,
that we never really perceive what color is physically.
- Josef Albers

In Italy the artist is a god.
Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
- Josef Albers

Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which
it carries and therefore influences.
- Josef Albers

I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing.
- Josef Albers

 

Traditionally art is to create and not to revive.
To revive: leave that to the historians,
who are looking backward.
- Josef Albers

Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art.
They are all the same absolutely.
- Josef Albers

I've handled colour as a man should behave.
You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers

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I was for years in the yellow period,
you know.
- Josef Albers

Instead of art I have taught philosophy.
Though technique for me is a big word,
I never have taught how to paint.
All my doing was to make people to see.
- Josef Albers

When we are honest - that's my saying -
if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves.
But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic,
different from others.
- Josef Albers

My father's parents were carpenters.
They were also builders partly.
They were painters.
And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense,
you know.
- Josef Albers

I have invented the Thermometer style.
- Josef Albers

I think Kandinsky and I were very near friends.
- Josef Albers

I count all the time on resonance.
I call on this, you see.
- Josef Albers

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon -
it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers

Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.
- Josef Albers

I prefer to see with closed eyes.
- Josef Albers

I'm not a talker.
I'm a formulator.
- Josef Albers

If you don't do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide.
- Josef Albers

On the little money I had collected I lived in Berlin very cheaply,
ate very cheaply.
And already in 1920 I saved the first salaries I received to go to Munich.
- Josef Albers

I love very much to draw animals.
- Josef Albers

It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher.
That was safe, you see.
To be a painter was terrible.
- Josef Albers

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is -
as it physically is.
This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

I went to the Academy and studied with Stuck who was then a big man.
But didn't interest me.
I didn't know that before me there was Kandinsky and
Klee who had also studied with Stuck.
He had a good name at that time.
- Josef Albers

I was at the Royal Art School.
That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers.
You see, it was not so much for the development of artists.
But we had there terribly stiff training.
- Josef Albers

When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old
stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines.
And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool,
you see.
- Josef Albers

And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood.
In fact, I never painted.
But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter.
He made stage sets, he made glass paintings,
he made everything.
- Josef Albers

You see, I have in my teaching - I always say I've
done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students -
I have always spoken against just falling onto your
knees for so-called accidents,
I mean a result you are not responsible for.
- Josef Albers

It is not so for art in appreciation because art is
concerned with human behavior.
And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy.
It depends on what the fashion is.
Now today it's energy.
It's the same soul behind it.
The same soul, you see.
- Josef Albers

Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work
in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice.
That takes 3 or 4 years.
Then you are a journeyman.
You can go from one master to another and learn other
tricks and other secrets.
- Josef Albers

As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually,
and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward
distinct color effects never are done or over.
New and different cases will be discovered time and again.
- Josef Albers

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Don't aim for success if you want it;
just do what you love and believe in,
and it will come naturally.
- David Frost

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something,
but to be something.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations.
- Alexandre Vinet

When we rehearse, we're always trying to aim for something else.
But we never quite succeed in getting there.
- Colin Greenwood

Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible,
but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life,
the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
- William J. Mayo

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize
when to pull the trigger.
- David Letterman

Aim high, and you won't shoot your foot off.
- Phyllis Diller

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting
our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low,
and achieving our mark.
- Michelangelo

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable
and must be content with broken portions.
- William Osler

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel,
so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger;
but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.
- Adam Sedgwick

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
- Jonathan Mayhew

On the other hand, always aim to be the best in what you do and give 100%.
- Benjamin Cohen

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver.
For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what
virtue and power may lie in medicines.
- Paracelsus

As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively
searched for at all levels -
ways,
which, however, aim at maintaining the whites' control over the country.
- Joe Slovo

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth,
wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit
and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga

Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep,
certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves,
that you will achieve every aim .
- Eileen Caddy

The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.
- Learned Hand

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be,
not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- Frederick William Robertson


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