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Alva Noto Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alva Noto.

There is always room for coincidence.
- Alva Noto

I always try hard to arrange all media in a way so
that it expresses what I want -
this is not limited to one medium alone and varies from case to case.
- Alva Noto

I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual
comprehension and emotional understanding.
- Alva Noto

The subject of my work has a lot to do with general,
artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity?
Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is
coincidence? What is logic?
- Alva Noto

 

Starting off, all options are always open,
but as soon as you choose something,
you inevitably limit yourself.
If you go for B, A is out.
- Alva Noto

I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time,
until I finally realized around 1995,
that sound is an interesting subject for me.
Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works,
musically as well as physically.
- Alva Noto

Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence,
every artistic decision is coincidence.
- Alva Noto

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When I define polarities in my work,
I actually create the space between things.
I point to the question I am actually interested in,
without naming it.
- Alva Noto

I usually create sounds and have different generators running over it.
You know you can open a word-file as a picture or the other way round.
I do the same with sounds.
- Alva Noto

One often thinks that using 2 different things like
visual and sound lead to 2 different conclusions -
to a different content -
but in in my case it is all one.
- Alva Noto

Some things can be perfectly expressed by sound alone
and images would only be disturbing.
Other times, sound would be possible,
but visuals are much stronger and closer to what I
want to express and then again,
they sometimes overlap perfectly.
- Alva Noto

It is important for me that a certain depth and variety
of both exist next to each other.
I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other.
- Alva Noto

It is such a complex matter we live within,
it is impossible to track logic and decision making really,
so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence.
- Alva Noto

You cannot always make such big exhibitions,
because they consume too much time and energy.
- Alva Noto

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Never hold discussions with the monkey
when the organ grinder is in the room.
- Winston Churchill

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove (1964)

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier...
I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
- Steven Wright

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know.
Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
- Helen Keller

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

There is no person in this room whose basic rights
are not involved in any successful defiance
to the carrying out of court orders.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore,
Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty
of anybody else to get any room in the race.
- Stuart Rothenberg

Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly
as the Richard Speck strategy:
if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once,
take them out of the room one at a time.
- Grover Norquist

Television is more interesting than people.
If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
- Alan Coren

Life is full and overflowing with the new.
But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
- Eileen Caddy

I should have considered it wrong to have finished
the Frieze before the room for its accommodation and
the funds for its completion were available.
- Edvard Munch

Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before.
And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again.
It was tangible.
- Lee Grant

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family.
A beginning writer, on the other hand,
sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same
room after I checked out,
so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch
of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.
- Richard Marx

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds.
A woman does not live in front of white paper.
She lives on the street, in a motor car,
in a hotel room.
- Helmut Newton

The tea is ice-cold, the room grows colder and colder,
but I grow warmer and warmer.
- Clara Schumann

On a good night, I get underwear, bras,
and hotel-room keys thrown onstage...
You start to think that you're Tom Jones.
- Keanu Reeves

What do I do when we're not taping? Sit in a dark room
and refine my plans for someday ruling Earth from a blimp.
And chess.
- Ryan Stiles

He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter;
everybody he calls on to help him is busy,
but lo and behold, you look across the room,
and I'm waiting for that action.
- Derek Luke

I realize that when I moved out of my father's house
I shocked and frightened him because I needed a room of my own,
a space of my own to reinvent myself.
- Sandra Cisneros

Being with an insanely jealous person is like being
in the room with a dead mammoth.
- Mike Nichols

Burt Reynolds once asked me out.
I was in his room.
- Phyllis Diller

As actors, we went where we wanted to,
and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room.
There was no formal structure to the process.
It was very liberating.
- Emily Watson

In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.
- Mary Lou Retton

The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother:
If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody,
why not do it that way?
- Richard Land

There is no room in baseball for discrimination.
It is our national pastime and a game for all.
- Lou Gehrig

The way they had the room that I was in set up,
there was some sort of sound deadening platform that
I had to stand on in order to get close enough to the microphone.
- Phil Harris

When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day,
your mind starts going to strange places.
- Seth MacFarlane

I mean, I'm obviously not one of those people who's
so beautiful women take their clothes off when I walk into the room.
I didn't become a star overnight.
- Robbie Coltrane

When I'm online, I'm alone in a room,
tapping on a keyboard, staring at a cathode-ray tube.
- Clifford Stoll

In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room -
no other woman existed.
- Diana Vreeland

Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers,
room service there doesn't do soul food.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl
a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
- George Axelrod

If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing.
If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing.
It was how I expressed my emotions.
- Nana Mouskouri

I came down to the living room one day and my wife
was standing in the living room.
It wasn't an illusion.
I saw her out of the corner of my eye.
The moment I saw her, she vanished.
- Hugh Leonard

We went to - I guess it was a legitimate boiler room,
and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on
the phone with two people at once.
They call it double fisting.
- Giovanni Ribisi

Now I can walk into a room full of people I don't know and do my job.
That's quite a massive thing to learn,
I think.
- Kate Moss

There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one,
and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents
into whatever it takes to keep you afloat.
- Anna Quindlen

The first version of The Beautiful Room Is Empty was the first mss.
I'd ever submitted to New York editors.
- Edmund White

Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now.
It's not your neighbor right or left -
and it's not God or the devil -
it's you.
- Edwin Louis Cole

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up
on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson

The cutting room is where you discover the optimal length of the movie.
- Harold Ramis


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