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Carl Andre Quotes

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I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous.
Art is for the sake of one's needs.
- Carl Andre

A place is an area within an environment that has been
altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous.
- Carl Andre

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment
because you have an environment around you all the time.
Any living organism has an environment.
- Carl Andre

Matter as matter rather than matter as symbol is a
conscious political position,
essentially Marxist.
- Carl Andre

 

My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics
but the unanalysed politics of my life.
- Carl Andre

My art springs from my desire to have things in the
world which would otherwise never be there.
- Carl Andre

Every time you work, you have to do it all over again,
to rid yourself of this dross.
I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art,
it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
- Carl Andre

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Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so,
a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York,
and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I mean, there's no arguing.
There is no anything.
There is no beating around the bush.
"You're fired" is a very strong term.
- Donald Trump

I mean, when it gets down to it I just wanted to play the drums.
The rest of it never meant that much to me.
- Bill Kreutzmann

I mean, I can sit down with a guitar,
and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion.
- Jackie DeShannon

We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts,
and we no longer know what they mean.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room
full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me,
that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.
- Eric Clapton

I really wanted to be nasty and mean and bad.
It's so much easier than being the good girl.
- Robin Tunney

Just because society, and government,
and whatever was different 100 years ago,
doesn't mean that people didn't have sex,
pick their nose, or swear.
- Kate Winslet

Women need not take up with mean things,
since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best.
- Mary Astell

I mean, I think about it, but I don't design my record
to get a certain public response.
- Liz Phair

What we don't understand we can make mean anything.
- Chuck Palahniuk

I don't mean to sound - I don't want it to come out funny,
but I don't like show business.
I love - I love acting in films.
I love it.
- Gene Wilder

But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour,
how to use it, I mean you're using it for constructing,
makes you think about it, the place did as well.
- David Hockney

I think the hardest part of writing is revising.
And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to
create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.
- Chaim Potok

The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp,
and we immediately fell for each other.
Which doesn't mean a thing because I think anybody
who met Marcel fell for him.
- Beatrice Wood

When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain,
sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles,
- but never England.
- George Mikes

Girls are crazy and mean.
They don't fight fair.
- Suzanne Vega

I mean, who wants to live waking up...
at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge.
- Mitchell Baker

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment
of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly.
But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music,
obviously.
- Warren Zevon

When the Jews speak of humanity, they mean only the totality of Jews.
- Julius Streicher

It's about the music and that's it.
I'm not an entertainer.
But I do entertain people, see what I mean?
- Liam Gallagher

I mean, once work's out there it's meant to be used.
- Kathy Acker

I don't mean to complain.
I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
- Lucinda Williams

There have been many great musicians that,
Clifford Brown is one great example,
I mean he died very early,
25.
- Sonny Rollins

'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean,
to be entreated, either to begin or end.
- Ben Jonson

Just because we can't find a solution it doesn't mean that there isn't one.
- Andrew Wiles

What I mean is that today's films lay lot of emphasis
on glamour and associated emotions.
- Rajendra Prasad


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