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Richard Serra Quotes and Sayings

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But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal
characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.
- Richard Serra

The thing about rigging is, you can learn it if you
become a master rigger but there's no book on rigging.
- Richard Serra

I think you always have to find where the boundary
is in relation to the context in order to be able to
kind of articulate how you want the space to interact with the viewer.
- Richard Serra

The thing about coming back to the Bay Area,
it's like coming home for me.
- Richard Serra

 

Work out of your work.
Don't work out of anybody else's work.
- Richard Serra

On the other hand, if there's an underlying core of poetry that I go to,
I go to the sea.
I've lived on the sea all my life.
I live on the sea in Cape Breton.
- Richard Serra

I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers.
- Richard Serra

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I think different people have different problems and
different relations to the exhibition of their work.
- Richard Serra

I think this, I think basically I'm not interested
in people following my work or making work like my work.
- Richard Serra

They've also, the government's decided now,
what sexual content is.
- Richard Serra

But I don't think of any particular viewer in mind other than myself.
- Richard Serra

Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage
the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking,
without being overly heavy-handed about it.
- Richard Serra

I thought Out of Action was better as a catalogue than
the honeycomb because the honeycomb was like walking
into one compartment and then another compartment.
- Richard Serra

I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here.
- Richard Serra

But you have to take all of those things,
you have to take into consideration the paths,
the roadways, how much cloud cover there is,
how much foliage cover there is, whether there are streams,
all of that comes into play.
- Richard Serra

If you get it out into the urban field it's going to
be used or misused but it'll also probably provide
a way of people acknowledging what the aesthetic is
about because people have to confront it every day.
- Richard Serra

Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is,
and what's a taboo and what's not in terms of content,
you got guys, like, Trent Lott who equates homosexuality with a disease.
- Richard Serra

But what does interest me is the notion that if you
do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other
people to understand that a lot of things are possible
with a sustained effort and that the broadening of
experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be.
- Richard Serra

And certainly the history of public sculpture has been
disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue
and the only way it even has a chance to continue is
if the work gets out into the public.
- Richard Serra

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy PHOTO

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

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.
- Maya Angelou

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.
- Mark Twain

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Never say goodbye when you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel you can't take it.
Never say you don't love the person anymore
when you can't let go.
- Anonymous


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