„If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.“

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„Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?“

— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995
Context: Edward R. Murrow: Who owns the patent on this vaccine? Jonas Salk: Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun? CBS Television interview, on See It Now (12 April 1955); quoted in Shots in the Dark : The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine (2001) by Jon Cohen

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„If you add something to a painting, never let it be for aesthetic reasons. Only let it be for reasons of expression.“

— Asger Jorn Danish artist 1914 - 1973
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„People say, "Why do you paint?" and I say, to make magic.“

— Peter Blake British artist 1932
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„When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.“

— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
Quote in a letter to Theo van Gogh, from Arles, c. Saturday, 29 September 1888; as cited in An Examined Faith : Social Context and Religious Commitment (1991) by James Luther Adams and George K. Beach, p. 259

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„I have... a terrible need... shall I say the word?... of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars.“

— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
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