In Memory: “The worst evil is… self-censorship…”

Art of Quotation

“The worst evil is – and that’s the product of censorship – is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.”

Milos Forman, 1932-2018, director, Academy Awards: Best Director for Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


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“All I really want to do is paint light on the side of a house.”

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“All I really want to do is paint light on the side of a house.”

Edward Hopper, painter


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“The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.”

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“The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.”

Jean Giraudoux, French, novelist. Painting by Jan van Huysum


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In Memory: “The more colors you have on your palette, the more you have to work with, and the more you can aspire to.”

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“The more colors you have on your palette, the more you have to work with, and the more you can aspire to.”

Donald McKayle,  1930-2018, choreographer, dancer


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“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we… are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people…”

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“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.”

Madeleine L’Engle, writer


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“If a poet has a dream, it is not of becoming famous, but of being believed.”

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“If a poet has a dream, it is not of becoming famous, but of being believed.”

Jean Cocteau, poet


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“I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music.”

National Poetry Month:

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“I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music.”

— John Quincy Adams. American, statesman, political figure, president, senator, Born July


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