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Otto Dix Quotes and Sayings

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I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness.
Everything I've seen is beautiful.
- Otto Dix

I will either be famous or infamous.
- Otto Dix

You know, if one paints someone's portrait,
one should not know him if possible.
- Otto Dix

Not that painting would have been a release.
The reason for doing it is the desire to create.
I've got to do it!
I've seen that, I can still remember it,
I've got to paint it.
- Otto Dix

 

I have to experience all the ghastly,
bottomless depths for life for myself;
it's for that reason that I went to war,
and for that reason I volunteered.
- Otto Dix

Stop bothering me with your pathetic politics -
I'd rather go to the whorehouse.
- Otto Dix

People were already beginning to forget,
what horrible suffering the war had brought them.
I did not want to cause fear and panic,
but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to
stimulate people's powers of resistance.
- Otto Dix

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All art is exorcism.
I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time.
Painting is the effort to produce order;
order in yourself.
There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.
- Otto Dix

I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly
falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely.
I had to experience that quite directly.
I wanted it.
I'm therefore not a pacifist at all -
or am I?
- Otto Dix

As a young man you don't notice at all that you were,
after all, badly affected.
For years afterwards, at least ten years,
I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses,
along passages I could hardly get through.
- Otto Dix

Everybody thinks they know what art should be.
But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting,
that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms
as living reality in the picture.
- Otto Dix

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu


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