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Stan Brakhage Quotes and Sayings

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We have the notion that we exist but we have no way to prove it.
'I am' is the closest foundation we can get.
- Stan Brakhage

I love being objected to.
It worries me, but I love being objected to.
- Stan Brakhage

There are a lot of movies made for nobody.
- Stan Brakhage

The capacity to be intrinsic and vulgar is American.
- Stan Brakhage

 

Art is a sense of magic.
- Stan Brakhage

No one is out to get you.
It's just that...
people are monkeys.
- Stan Brakhage

The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens
to the notion that men can be at home on the range.
- Rene Veaux

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We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...
it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.
- Uta Hagen

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their
efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of
the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
- Hannah Arendt

I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
- Constance Baker Motley

I don't know what women are attracted to.
I can't tell, but certainly I have no notion of having
sex appeal or being seductive in any way.
- Omar Sharif

Religion is a strange, wonderful thing.
More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.
- Tom T. Hall

Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven,
writing poetry.
I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great
refuge through adolescence.
- Harry Mathews

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
- Robertson Davies

The notion of making money by popular work,
and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar
of all the devil's traps for artists.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

And, in some ways I like traveling, in other ways I'm
sort of fed up by the whole notion.
- Joe Sacco

I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual
renewal that America needs to have,
the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow.
- Carol Moseley Braun

I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious,
you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.
- Mary Oliver

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion
that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long
run of that show managed to step behind the camera.
- Michael Shanks

The notion that human life is sacred just because it
is human life is medieval.
- Peter Singer

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is,
or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
- Emily Bronte

No delusion is greater than the notion that method
and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit,
either in science or in practical life.
- Thomas Huxley

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is,
in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent
to abolishing the catastrophe.
- Iris Murdoch

I don't like the idea of separating life and work.
That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me.
- Jeanne Moreau

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else,
yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman,
they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Very often when I go in to meet for movies or pilots,
I'm put on videotape.
I hate the notion that that tape is going to sit on
a shelf and never get better.
- David Ogden Stiers

I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions,
and it was OK to say, I'm not sure.
I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.
- Peter Jennings

If you have Palestinians who have no hope,
who don't have a job, who've used up all their resources,
the notion of getting rid of violence is a dream.
- James Wolfensohn

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's.
The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
- Hugh Hefner

The notion of time bothers me.
You look at thirty-year-old photographs and realize how the time has passed.
- Christian Lacroix

To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants,
not simply observers.
One who does not vote has no right to complain.
- Louis L'Amour

Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we
must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people
can give anybody their freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill

I'm not one of these guys who says, Now I'm on a really hot show,
better quit soon before I get labeled.
That's the most ridiculous notion I'd ever heard.
- Jeff Probst

Without a notion of the transcendental,
human beings would, indeed, be animals;
however,
only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
- Franz Grillparzer

Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of
helicity so they spin around their direction on motion.
- Roger Penrose

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that
it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted.
This is the essence of academicism.
- Mark Rothko

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
We are all the same in this notion: The potential for
greatness lives within each of us.
- Wilma Rudolph

Biology, meaning the science of all life,
is a late notion.
- Leon Kass

Singing as a full-time job was not something I had
given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion
of the money to be made in it.
- Charley Pride

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

In an age where history is recorded on T-shirts,
the very notion of dwelling on the deep structure of
an experience has come to appear both arcane and archaic.
- Thomas Harrison

I have three sisters and I've always wanted a brother,
so I was really interested in that notion.
- Ryan Phillippe

Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being
a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain
free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals.
- Joyce Maynard

I believe in mythology.
I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture
or society without mythology would die,
and we're close to that.
- Robert Redford

When I have an idea, it goes from vague,
cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat.
- Lynn Abbey

The notion that Jews are mythic creatures is well circulating in our culture.
- Steven T. Katz

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion.
The idea that we want to see the world,
the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.
- Joe Biden

It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it.
- James Hillman

Modern thought has transferred the spectral character
of Death to the notion of time itself.
Time has become Death triumphant over all.
- John Berger

We never fully grasp the import of any true statement
until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
- William James

Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be...
we can go on a fantastic journey.
- Yahoo Serious

People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it's interesting.
It's like picking who you want to win for the Oscars
and not seeing the movie.
- Amanda Bynes

The second is the structure and source of cults.
They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore
the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
- Katherine Dunn

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths
have an existence independent and apart from our own minds.
It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
- James Newman

Today, the notion of progress in a single line without
goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion
of a very parochial century.
- Lewis Mumford

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are
equal in any respect are equal in all respects;
because men are equally free,
they claim to be absolutely equal.
- Aristotle

I don't have the notion that everybody has to write
in some single academic style.
- Clifford Geertz

I've always been a big fan of time travel,
and I'm very into the notion that some day we'll be able to do it.
Beam me up!
- Scott Bakula

We were interested in this notion of compression-
a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd
absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.
- Arto Lindsay

Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on
the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog;
fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest
survive when attacked by a mad notion.
- Robertson Davies

The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that
which is sponsored by any creed.
- Joseph Brodsky

The essential support and encouragement comes from within,
arising out of the mad notion that your society needs
to know what only you can tell it.
- John Updike

Foreign languages are another favourite topic,
and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion
of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
- John Millington Synge

As a matter of fact, even when I finished law school,
I had no notion of public service then.
- David Dinkins

Every country that has experimented with women in actual
combat has abandoned the idea,
and the notion that Israel uses women in combat is a feminist myth.
- Phyllis Schlafly

They're there because, for some reason,
they have the notion that they're supposed to be there.
- Santiago Durango

Ha, well you see...
this notion of a balanced life, I don't think I'm ever
going to be able to have that...
but I can have what I call an integrated life.
- James Collins


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