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Barnett Newman Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barnett Newman.

I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
- Barnett Newman

I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone,
as it did me, the feeling of his own totality,
of his own separateness, of his own individuality.
- Barnett Newman

Any art worthy of its name should address 'life',
'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'.
- Barnett Newman

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
- Alexandre Dumas

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to
eat because they're just such a jolt to the system.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour.
If I have something to write, I prefer to write in
the morning until midday,
and in the afternoon, I eat.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I used to think then that I was Bohemian,
but I know now that I am not.
I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness.
- Conrad Veidt

I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree
with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump,
but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
- Roy Lichtenstein

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite.
I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun
of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games.
- Mike Wilson

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

I prefer fact to fiction.
- Richard Attenborough

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.
- Billy Joel

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films,
because it takes over your life.
- Jodie Foster

I much prefer the modern world.
- Keith Henson

It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.
- Anna Held

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

Gentlemen prefer bonds.
- Andrew Mellon

I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars,
banjos, fiddles and words.
- Theodore Bikel

I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing
out and so you have to make a decision.
- William Hurt

See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom,
then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other,
'cause the truth is we're all sinners.
- Paul Begala

The Proclamation does not, indeed, mark out exactly
the course I should myself prefer.
But I am ready to take it just as it is written,
and to stand by it with all my heart.
- Salmon P. Chase

I prefer a kiss that is so much more than just a tongue in your mouth.
- Katherine Heigl

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country
rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
- Bao Dai

Being away from her is torturous and I'd much prefer to be with her.
So I just try to get out of here as soon as I can.
I make sure I do my job real well and fast.
- Richard Dean Anderson

I prefer being as far from the centre of celebrity as possible.
- Rachel Weisz

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

But as I was saying, from my experiences,
I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you.
Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
- Alicia Machado

It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
- Mamie Van Doren

I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist.
I prefer to be a realist.
I'm not a romantic really.
- James Earl Jones

There's more depth to Lionel.
What I am finding so interesting about playing him
is there's all these different layers.
I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being.
- John Glover

I am very adamant about keeping my private life private.
I don't prefer to talk about my family.
- Luis Miguel

France is not poetic; she even feels,
in fact, a congenital horror of poetry.
Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will
always prefer are the most prosaic.
- Charles Baudelaire

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion.
I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
- George MacDonald

I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells
me what to think about the situation and the characters.
I prefer to discover for myself.
- Frederick Wiseman

We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle.
We all prefer to think that every man who wore the
blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

I prefer the emotion that corrects the rule.
- Juan Gris

I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women.
There is a built-in competition between women.
- Edna O'Brien

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
- Simone Weil

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends,
and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do,
though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic.
- Chris Ware

I prefer being penetrated by iron to seeing Palestine is loose.
- Theodor Herzl

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power:
the power of art over trash,
the triumph of magic over the brute.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I've always been the only girl in those environments.
It's comfortable for me - I prefer it,
actually.
- Lisa Guerrero

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the
one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.
- Eric Cantona

Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial
arts because the time goes by quicker.
- Milla Jovovich

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr


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