“History is full of people who thought they were right — absolutely right, completely right, without a shadow of a doubt…. it is tempting for us to think the same.”

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“History is full of people who thought they were right — absolutely right, completely right, without a shadow of a doubt.

John Barrow

And because history never seems like history when you are living through it, it is tempting for us to think the same.”

John D. Barrow, physicist, cosmologist, mathematician, truth, Quotes for Now


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“The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”

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“The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”

Sol LeWitt, painter, printmaker, photographer

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“Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.”

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“Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.”

William Hazlitt, writer, painter, English


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“I knew that I must paint not what I saw, but only what was in me, in my soul.”

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“I knew that I must paint not what I saw, but only what was in me, in my soul.”

Alexej von Jawlensky. Russian, painter


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“Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.”

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“Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.”

Daniel Dennett, author



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“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”

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“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, food


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” I must be the best person that I am able to be when I am painting.”

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” I must be the best person that I am able to be when I am painting.”

Morris Graves, painter


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