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Peter Schjeldahl Quotes

Quotes by Peter Schjeldahl - (8 quotes)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Artists category:

An artist, in my experience, is a man or woman of unusual talent and peculiar, highly individual sensibility, with an independent and probably contrary mind, driven by mysterious passions for which another word is neurosis. In getting from point A to point B, the neurotic goes via point Q. It's in that roundabout that people are either completely crippled and hopeless in life, or highly creative. (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Danger category:

Why do you need street smarts? Shrewdness? Toughness? It's to protect something soft that is going to be in danger if it's exposed at the wrong time and place. It's to protect a soul. But to protect your soul, you have to have one to start with. (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Desire category:

What I want to know from students, and I ask them right away, is, 'What do you want? I don't care what it is. I want to help you get it.' (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Education category:

Everything that would begin to make somebody a good student would tend to make him or her a poor artist, and vice versa. (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Information category:

Education is this funny thing. You deal for several years with organized information, and then you go out into the world and you never see any of that ever again. There's no more organized information. (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Innocence category:

Artists are people who are subject to irrational convictions of the sacred. Baudelaire said that an artist is a child who has acquired adult capacities and discipline. Art education should help build those capacities and that discipline without messing over the child. (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Solitude category:

The artist is a strange being. I think it's safe to say that a real artist is conscious of having a personal singularity that is partly a blessing and partly a curse. An artist enjoys and suffers from isolation. As solitude, isolation can nurture. It can also destroy. (Peter Schjeldahl)

Peter Schjeldahl - From the Teaching category:

A lot of education is like teaching marching; I try to make it more like dancing. (Peter Schjeldahl)