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Rudolf Arnheim Quotes and Sayings

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In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand.
- Rudolf Arnheim

A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting
it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other,
like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

 

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause
of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps,
on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical.
It has simplicity and constant change.
It cannot be described by a compass,
and it changes direction at every one of its points.
- Rudolf Arnheim

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

As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one
fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in
a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon.
- Rudolf Arnheim

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition,
all observation is also invention.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder.
- Rudolf Arnheim

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society
for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society
for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The least touchable object in the world is the eye.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Good art theory must smell of the studio,
although its language should differ from the household
talk of painters and sculptors.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle,
however, suggested at the same time that orderliness
by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature
of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation,
derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world;
it is also paralleled by,
and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the
state of simplest structure in physical systems.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage
and to adapt to the mores of the new country,
one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills
and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed,
all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences,
the arts, and other areas.
What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.
- Rudolf Arnheim

When a system is considered in two different states,
the difference in volume or in any other property,
between the two states, depends solely upon those states
themselves and not upon the manner in which the system
may pass from one state to the other.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The clarification of visual forms and their organization
in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of
such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective
training grounds of the young mind.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Entropy theory is indeed a first attempt to deal with global form;
but it has not been dealing with structure.
All it says is that a large sum of elements may have
properties not found in a smaller sample of them.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest,
have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude.
No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function.
A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers,
the body of an animal, or a machine,
can work only if it is in physical order.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Entropy theory, on the other hand, is not concerned
with the probability of succession in a series of items
but with the overall distribution of kinds of items in a given arrangement.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

We gather today in gratitude for the bounty of the land,
the joyful company around this table,
and all the other blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life,
its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from
which he draws his faith together with his life.
- Joseph Conrad

Tip the world over on its side and
everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land,
or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin

I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded,
rights are protected and the people of this land are
treated as equals under the law.
- Paul Martin

It is true that we aspire to our ancient land.
But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.
- Theodor Herzl

Humans are very aggressive and scrappy,
and go to war at the drop of a hat.
However, a standard land war is no longer going to
work as it is no longer technically possible.
- Bruce Sterling

I wish that all of nature's magnificence,
the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
- Annie Leibovitz

You can't plan for the future, because some guy's going
to land in a spaceship with three heads and a big beak
and take over everything.
- Paul Kantner

This land is your land and this land is my land,
sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
- Bob Dylan

I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
- Audrey Hepburn

And finally Winter, with its bitin',
whinin' wind,
and all the land will be mantled with snow.
- Roy Bean

On this land, Muslims, Christians and Jews can coexist together,
as they have - as they had for the -
for hundreds of years in the framework of a democratic state.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land,
but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.
- Martin Bormann

All of the land of Israel is ours.
- Yitzhak Shamir

It'll work, if God, wind, leads, ice,
snow, and all the hells of this damned frozen land are willing.
- Matthew Henson

There are but few naval powers, but there are many land powers.
- Frank B. Kellogg

In the decade before the Civil War various north and
south lines of railway were projected and some of these
were assisted by grants of land from the Federal Government.
- John Moody

The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends
on the success of liberty in other lands.
The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion
of freedom in all the world.
- Bill Frist

After the departure of the land parties,
I embarked with six men on thursday,
the 21st april,
on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
- William Henry Ashley

Down in the south, it's how we find the brownfield
sites without taking too much land take to meet the
tremendous demand for housing,
and that's what I've done.
- John Prescott

The Massachusetts Land Bank, during Colonial times,
prospered, and brought prosperity to the community,
until it was forcibly suppressed by special act of Parliament.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land.
Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield.
- Ahmed Yassin

After a century of striving, after a year of debate,
after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise.
It is the law of the land.
- Barack Obama

The guys today are just too strong and back then they
would take many hard punches to land one.
- Larry Holmes

America does not fight for land, glory or riches.
- Virginia Foxx

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal.
throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges
as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.
- Felix Marti-Ibanez

The first treasure California began to surrender after
the Gold Rush as the oldest:
her land.
- John Jakes

Here I found those who had set out before me,
both by sea and land, except those who have died.
- Junipero Serra

Wales is the land of my fathers.
And my fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas


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