Sometimes you come across a quote, a line, a statement that just nails it, at some level. Cosmic, comic, whatever.
If you'd like to share it, post it here, duly credited!
"Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception. How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of 'Green'? How many rainbows can light create for the untutored eye? How aware of variations in heat waves can that eye be? Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of color. Imagine a world before the 'beginning was the word'."
- Stan Brakhage
"Ain't no time to hate".......lyrics by Robert Hunter
"Don't believe everything you read on the internet."
- Abraham Lincoln
"To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time."
"I'm no longer a child and I still want to be, to live with the pirates. Because I want to live forever in wonder. The difference between me as a child and me as an adult is this and only this: when I was a child I longed to travel into, to live in wonder. Now I know, as much as I can know anything, that to travel into wonder is to be wonder. So it matters little whether I travel by plane, by rowboat, or by book. Or by dream. I do not see, for there is no I to see. That is what the pirates know. There is only seeing, and in order to go to see, one must be a pirate."
- Kathy Acker
No one needs a wise guy, Jack
Specially one don't check his facts.
"Normal is just an illusion
What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."
- Morticia Addams
"To all appearances the artist acts as a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. If we give the attributes of a medium to the artist, we must deny him the state of consciousness on the aesthetic plane about what he is doing or why he is doing it."
- Marcel Duchamp
'If a picture doesn't say "fuck you", it's no good anyway. It has to defy the viewer first of all, then it can go on to say other things, of course...
You want them to stand in front of the picture and say, "What the shitting hell does this mean to me?"'
- Gilbert & George