Stephan Sandiares


"...the arts exist to comfort the afflicted and not just afflict the comfortable." - Judith Balfe "The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with." - Robert Motherwell "In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty." - Thomas Jefferson "Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out." - Anton Chekhov "All right, then, I'll go to hell." - Mark Twain "But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." - Umberto Eco "Bad artists copy. Good artists steal." - Pablo Picasso "Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person." - Mark Twain "An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought." - Pablo Picasso "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain "It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." - Mark Twain "Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all." - Abraham Lincoln "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower "If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god." - Napoleon Bonaparte "Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me." - Lyndon B. Johnson "I've never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso." - Diego Rivera "Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows." - Napoleon Bonaparte "There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author." - Marquis de Sade "I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center." - Dwight D. Eisenhower "Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play." - Franklin D. Roosevelt “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent "Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print." - Dave Barry "All religions have been made by men." - Napoleon Bonaparte "I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on." - Mark Rothko

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