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Norton Simon Quotes and Sayings

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If the picture speaks to me, if it tells me something about myself,
then I want it.
Then I have to have it.
- Norton Simon

These are the people who are going to see the pictures in my museum.
- Norton Simon

I liked money more than going to school.
- Norton Simon

All right, I will read what's in my pocket.
- Norton Simon

 

To me, such functions are like supermarket openings.
- Norton Simon

Well, darling, you can have your tearoom now.
- Norton Simon

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Don't dream it, be it.
- the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
- Ronald Reagan

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Why should I have my picture taken when I can get paid for it?
- Pearl White

When they brought Roth back into the picture,
obviously I didn't go along with that too well.
- Sammy Hagar

We must have as clear a picture as we can of the Australia
that we want to achieve at the end of that time.
- Lionel K. Murphy

In most films music is brought in at the end,
after the picture is more or less locked,
to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
- Ken Burns

I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth,
and you will find both of my children in there.
- Cornelia Funke

Villains never know they are villains in a picture
so I play this like I'm the nicest guy in the world.
- Wayne Rogers

I don't know really.
I've always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one,
and I've always been interested in relationship pictures.
- Adrian Lyne

We cut a few corners and brought the picture in under budget by $25,000,
so Paramount let us go back to Boston with a small
crew to shoot some additional footage.
- Arthur Hiller

Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
- Georges Braque

I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record.
- Michael W. Smith

Picture yourself vividly as winning,
and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana.
This was a private declaration of independence,
a statement of my intention to use the whole picture,
the whole culture.
- Don DeLillo

I usually create sounds and have different generators running over it.
You know you can open a word-file as a picture or the other way round.
I do the same with sounds.
- Alva Noto

There are always two people in every picture:
the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being
able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time
on my own terms and without compromise.
- Dario Argento

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex,
bigger than life characters.
- Conrad Hall

It isn't glamorous until after the film is finished,
and you are at the premiere and getting your picture
on the cover of magazines.
- Taylor Hackford

I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day,
until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned.
- Patty Duke

The picture surface recedes just as much in the 20th
century as it did in the 15th.
The techniques of making pictures have hardly changed.
- Howard Hodgkin

Good work is good work wherever it's done,
in a play, a motion picture or television,
and that includes commercials.
- Parker Stevenson

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times.
Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections
start to feel like gravel in the bed.
- Mark Haddon

Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has
become the television actress.
- Portia de Rossi

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
- Alfred Hitchcock

We have to draw the line somewhere.
I don't let my picture be taken.
I'm on too many hit lists.
- Jack T. Chick

Hey, over here!
Have your picture taken with a reclusive author!
Today only, we'll throw in a free autograph!
But wait, there's more!
- Thomas Pynchon

Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these
tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting
a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face.
- Grace Kelly

With Connery, he does act.
He is in complete command.
He completely trusts the person first,
then the instrument.
I've worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia.
- F. Murray Abraham

I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures -
I do my best with that format.
- Dick Bruna

The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass
house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
- Robert McAfee Brown

I don't think you can lightly paint a picture.
It's an activity I take very seriously.
- Howard Hodgkin

I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place.
- Robert Rauschenberg

With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down.
I read them picture books until they were reading on their own.
- Beverly Cleary

Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture
and the projection of an emotional concept.
- Laurette Taylor

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us
to notice what we never expected to see.
- John Tuley

Now they call in all of the authority figures they can find and hire them -
the cost has gone up.
The picture may or may not get better,
but definitely, it gets more cumbersome.
- Don Bluth

When the picture was finished, they took me into the
sound room and then I screamed more for about five
minutes just steady screaming,
and then they'd cut that in and add it.
- Fay Wray

I'd thought of myself as a great big motion picture
star from the time I was 6.
- Loretta Young

There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion
to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
- Mark Rydell

I'd just as soon not get into a discussion about Jane and her politics.
I'd just as soon stick to what we're here for,
the picture.
- Henry Fonda

I don't believe in careers.
I believe in work.
I'm not interested in some 'big picture that would be really good for me'.
- Debra Winger

There just seems to be more acceptance now of...
other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.
- Tim Roth

The picture alone, without the written word,
leaves half the story untold.
- James Lafferty

My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.
- Rodney Dangerfield

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay,
or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him.
Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in,
he still saw the bigger picture.
- Dwayne Johnson


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