In Memory: “One does not use poetry for its major purposes… until one’s world somehow gets out of hand.”

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“One does not use poetry for its major purposes, as a means to organize oneself and the world, until one’s world somehow gets out of hand.”

Richard Wilbur, 1921-2017, American, poet, Pulitzer Prize


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“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

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“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

—  Émile Zola, French, novelist, playwright, journalist, writer


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“Buying art is not understanding art.”

Art of Quotation

“Buying art is not understanding art.”

Anselm Kiefer, German, painter, sculptor

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“Everywhere in the world there are tensions – economic, political, religious. So we need chocolate.”

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Alain Ducasse, Le Chocolat

“Everywhere in the world there are tensions – economic, political, religious. So we need chocolate.”

Alain Ducasse, French, chef, cooking, food


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“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to…”

“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”

-Italo Calvino

Promenade, copyright 2017, Douglas Moorezart, all rights reserved

 

 

The Invisible Judge: “Men… can’t tell the truth… so we tell stories.”

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“Men are only men. They can’t tell the truth—not even to each other.”

“We all want to forget something, so we tell stories. It’s easier that way.”

Commoner (Kichijirô Ueda ) from Rashomon, 1950, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 50 Greatest Films – British Film Insitute.

The word “Rashomon” has become a byword for any situation in which the truth of an event is difficult to verify due to the conflicting accounts of different witnesses.

  That’s what art is. It penetrates your intellect and mind… you’re reacting from your own persona on it. And that’s what gives it the power.”

Director Robert Altman on Rashomon for Criterion

“When one sees a film…you see very specific things. You see a tree, you see a sword… you take that… as truth.

But in this film you take as truth and then you find out that it is not necessarily true. And…

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“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.”

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“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.”

Mark Rothko, painter


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