In Memory: “Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all“

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Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all

Terry Jones, 1942-2020, actor, screenwriter, director, comedian, historian, quote from the 2006 documentary Barbarians


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“Why let them order you about?… Take your time!… let life carry you at your own pace!”

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Why let them order you about? Why let them tell you to hurry and scurry like ants or maggots? Take your time! Saunter a while! Enjoy the sunshine, enjoy the breeze, let life carry you at your own pace! Don’t be slaves of time, it’s a helluva way to die, slowly, by degrees…down with the Ticktockman!

Harlan Ellison, writer, quote from Paingod and Other Delusions“, 2009

Image: Efe Kurnaz


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“I see the shape of the poem before I start writing, and the writing is just the process of arriving at the shape.“

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“I see the shape of the poem before I start writing, and the writing is just the process of arriving at the shape.”

Carol Ann Duffy, poet

Image; Neil Bates


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“There are lots of artists in the world. But there’s only one you. And the only person who has your point of view is…”

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“There are lots of artists in the world. But there’s only one you. And the only person who has your point of view is you. If you decide not to make things, all you’ve done is deprive the world of all the stuff that only you could have brought to it.”

Neil Gaiman, writer

Image: Kalen Emsley


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“When you are not happy with your life, always think that someone is happy simply because you exist.”

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When you are not happy with your life, always think that someone is happy simply because you exist

Friedrich Schiller, poet, philosopher, playwright


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“Why shouldn’t we, so generally addicted to the gigantic, at last have some small works of art, some short poems, short pieces of music, some…”

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Why shouldn’t we, so generally addicted to the gigantic, at last have some small works of art, some short poems, short pieces of music, some intimate, low-voiced, and delicate things in our mostly huge and roaring, glaring world?

Elizabeth Bishop, writer, “Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters”


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“Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings.”

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“Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings.”

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John Baldessari, 1931-2020


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