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Quotes by mary caroll nelson - (83 quotes)

Nelson Algren - From the Critics category:

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D. (Nelson Algren)

Nelson Goodman - From the Creativity category:

We make versions, and true versions make worlds. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Obscurity category:

Any effort... to make the obscure obvious is likely to be unappealing, for the penalty of failure is confusion while the reward of success is banality. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Philosophy category:

I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Problems category:

What intrigues us as a problem, and what will satisfy us as a solution, will depend upon the line we draw between what is already clear and what needs to be clarified. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Questions category:

An answer, once found, is dull; and the only remaining interest lies in a further effort to render equally dull what is still obscure enough to be intriguing. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Rules category:

Rules and particular inferences alike are justified by being brought into agreement with each other. A rule is amended if it yields an inference we are unwilling to accept; an inference is rejected if it violates a rule we are unwilling to amend. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Symphony category:

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Truth category:

Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world'; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Goodman - From the Understanding category:

If we are ready to tolerate everything as understood, there is nothing left to explain; while if we sourly refuse to take anything, even tentatively, as clear, no explanation can be given. (Nelson Goodman)

Nelson Henderson - From the Life category:

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. (Nelson Henderson)

Nelson Mandela - From the Change category:

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Courage category:

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Education category:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Failure category:

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Fear category:

-misattributed to inaugural speech, 1994 - quote by Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992...
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you Not to be? (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Fire category:

- Long Walk to Freedom, 1994...
Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Freedom category:

-misattributed to inaugural speech, 1994 - quote by Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992...
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Friendship category:

I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Goodness category:

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Humanity category:

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Impossibilities category:

It always seems impossible until it's done. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Knowledge category:

Learn to know yourself... to search realistically and regularly the processes of your own mind and feelings. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Leadership category:

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Money category:

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Optimism category:

Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Passion category:

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Perseverance category:

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Prosperity category:

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Talent category:

-misattributed to inaugural speech, 1994 - quote by Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992...
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the World. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela - From the Time category:

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. (Nelson Mandela)

Antonya Nelson - From the Writing category:

Writing is a completely private act. It's in a way like play but very serious play, and sometimes I can escape into the fictional world that I'm creating so fully as to see hours go by without my noticing it. I think that kind of suspension of time and that mindfulness is a real gift. (Antonya Nelson)

Bob Nelson - From the Change category:

It is always easier - and usually far more effective - to focus on changing your behavior than on changing the behavior of others. (Bob Nelson)

Bob Nelson - From the Communication category:

Communicate, communicate, and then communicate some more. (Bob Nelson)

Bob Nelson - From the Fire category:

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. (Bob Nelson)

Bob Nelson - From the Money category:

People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition. (Bob Nelson)

Bob Nelson - From the Work category:

Take your work seriously and yourself lightly. (Bob Nelson)

George Nelson - From the Design category:

Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations. (George Nelson)

George Nelson - From the Ideas category:

The simple joy of taking an idea into one's own hands and giving it proper form - that's exciting. (George Nelson)

Graham Nelson - From the Repetition category:

I like to employ a form of repetition, in which the same elements recur but in different and unexpected ways, rather than being discarded as soon as they are understood or passed over. (Graham Nelson)

Jane Nelson - From the Children category:

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? (Jane Nelson)

Mary Carroll Nelson - From the Growth category:

It is the individual artist who must act courageously in an effort to grow. (Mary Carroll Nelson)

Mary Carroll Nelson - From the Originality category:

The actual breakthrough in the privacy of the studio, when one dares to apply paint in a new manner, is a solitary thrill, dependent upon no one else. (Mary Carroll Nelson)

Mary Carroll Nelson - From the Style category:

Every artist who evolves a style does so from illusive elements that inhabit his or her visual storehouse. (Mary Carroll Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Artists category:

Artists are problem solvers. They thrive on their ability to see, understand and visually render the realities of their external or internal world. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Competition category:

The problem begins with jurors who fail to ask three questions, i.e. 'What's the artist trying to do?' 'Did he do it?' and 'Was it worthwhile doing?' (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Ego category:

For those who demonstrate, a very big price is paid in educational benefits if personal style, running commentary and facile brushwork feeds an ego while closing doors to unique discoveries. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Individuality category:

Individuals, creating personal and independent statements, follow a course they alone map. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Knowledge category:

Knowledge of visual options serves the creative individual. Without knowledge of our options, we are simply prisoners of our own ignorance. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Mirrors category:

For those in need of a trophy for validation, I suggest more than a glance in that mirror. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Photography category:

The camera is unable to accurately discriminate between colours in bright light and those in the shadows. Our eyes will see the full range of values... (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Questions category:

-response to Robert Genn
If 'Art's a doing thing,' why are you writing all these twice-weeklies? (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Richard (Dick) Nelson - From the Worth category:

One possible way of measuring the value of any art or art form is its timelessness, for people of all nations, all times, all political preferences and religions. (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Communication category:

My painting Two Worlds actually changed the way people see the world. (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Cubism category:

Cubism is fascinating to me. I love trying to figure it out. It's just a different way of seeing... I think there are many avenues that haven't been explored yet. (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Environment category:

I always had an interest in the environment... to protect our planet... for the ocean to go on... (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Excellence category:

I strive to make the next painting better than the last one. That's why the most exciting thing to me is the next one. (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Expression category:

Picasso has been my inspiration, expressing himself in a hundred different ways. (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Flow category:

A lot of my work just sort of flows and comes out of me and I don't know why or where... (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Robert Lyn Nelson - From the Subject category:

When I was doing just the underwater, I don't think people could relate to it at first. Then I added the land, which was a painting called, Two Worlds. For some reason that particular painting gave people something to hold onto. (Robert Lyn Nelson)

Helen Nelson-Reed - From the Subject category:

The subject matter of my paintings slips between what is and what is not, half-remembered, half-forgotten images that haunt my childhood and persist in my dreams. (Helen Nelson-Reed)

Walter Nelson-Reese - From the Collectors category:

-collector...
I will never deal with a living artist, again. (Walter Nelson-Reese)

Anne Nelson-Sweat - From the Masters category:

Monet taught us to see Spirit in Nature. (Anne Nelson-Sweat)

Nelson Shanks - From the Boredom category:

It's not just a boring exercise in pushing oil paint around a canvas. It's a way of opening a threshold to an exciting new world of vision. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Colour category:

If you can see it, and if you know your color, you can paint it. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Competence category:

Dramatic use of color, harmonious design, the interplay of light and shadow across a variety of textures, the portrayal of the figure and other subject matter that reflects the sophistication and beauty I find in nature - all presented from a unique point of view - can only be successfully achieved with a sound command of the painter's craft... history will determine how successful I have been. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Design category:

I try to think and design in color. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Drawing category:

I'm drawing in my head pretty much. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Education category:

We got interested in aesthetics, and then at the end of all of it we fell off the precipice. It's almost like crawling back because so many techniques are lost, and so we're going to have a [small] reserve of teachers who can teach the vast number of interested students. We have these poor, hungry, starving people who want to learn something and no place to get it. It's a tragedy. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Form category:

So really what I am trying to do is create and understand form. But then too, color enters into it because a lot of things are color changes without a value change, which wouldn't show up if you were just using a non-color medium. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Materials category:

If I am using a sable, it may start off as an eight or seven, but it's a double aught by the time I'm done. I hate brights... they have no use. You might as well buy a filbert and take the scissors and cut off half of what you paid for. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Mediums category:

I almost never do drawings, because I have found over the years that doing something in one medium and translating into another doesn't work. I like to conceive a painting in real scale and in color. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Models category:

Feel the Pose! (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Museums category:

If you really want to seriously think about life, and therefore take painting very seriously... and take seriously the joys that it can bring to one, then you want to go to museums. You want to study the great of the past... (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Music category:

I think of music a lot when I paint. The theme of it to a degree is music. So instead of literally putting in music or literally putting in a musical instrument, I use only a hint of the instrument, but the brocaded pattern is like a line of Bach because of its order and the leaves going up are like passages from Vivaldi, and the emphasis on drapery is where the sound comes... (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Nature category:

Nature is the best and really the only real vocabulary that an artist can legitimately work with. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Photography category:

Photographs and reality are just night and day. In reality, the information is all there. A photograph is just kind of a hint. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Play category:

-on painting a portrait of Bill Clinton...
There are times when I love to play all kinds of complicated games in painting. But this is one case when I need to be fairly straightforward. I'll just try to paint the man, his intelligence, his amiability and his stature, maybe paint him fairly close to humor and try to get it just right. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Portraiture category:

We... joked a little about presidential portraits. He [Bill Clinton] told me that he and Harrison Ford had been joking recently about how chins drop with age, and he didn't want to look that way. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Profession category:

My career doesn't depend on painting Bill Clinton. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Realism category:

Realism has to be such high quality, you can't fake it. It's all hanging out there like the laundry. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Symbols category:

A language not based on universal symbols or sensations is gibberish, a pitfall of modern art, no longer modern. (Nelson Shanks)

Nelson Shanks - From the Technique category:

If you find yourself with a weakness, attack it... don't develop a technique that avoids your weaknesses. (Nelson Shanks)