„He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity
3.14159 26535897932 3846 264 338 3279…“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Aerial (2005), A Sea of Honey (Disc 1)
— Siobhan Fahey singer and songwriter in Banarama and Shakespears Sister 1958
G3 interview (2002)
„Miller: It’s mythic New York. And that’s what Will drew. He and I really did share two profound loves: One was for New York, and the other was for beautiful women.“
— Will Eisner American cartoonist 1917 - 2005
About, Frank Miller in "Frank Miller: A 'Spirit'-ed Q&A" http://ew.com/article/2008/04/23/frank-miller-spirit-ed-qa/ by Nisha Goplan, Entertainment Weekly, (April 23, 2008).
„We loved in infinite spaces, forgetting here
The breasts that were lit with life and the lips so near;
Till the wizard willows waved in the wind and drew
Me away from the fulness of love and down to you.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
The Nuts of Knowledge (1903)
„It was a deep true thought which the old painters had, when they drew John as likest to his Lord. Love makes us like.“
— Alexander Maclaren British minister 1826 - 1910
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 104.
„My Drawings expressed my despair, hate and disillusionment, I drew drunkards; puking men; men with clenched fists cursing at the moon … I drew a man, face filled with fright, washing blood from his hands … I drew lonely little men fleeing madly through empty streets. I drew a cross-section of tenement house: through one window could be seen a man attacking his wife; through another, two people making love; from a third hung a suicide with body covered by swarming flies. I drew soldiers without noses; war cripples with crustacean-like steel arms; two medical soldiers putting a violent infantryman into a strait-jacket made of a horse blanket … I drew a skeleton dressed as a recruit being examined for military duty. I also wrote poetry.“
— George Grosz German artist 1893 - 1959
as cited by Otto Friedrich in Before the Deluge, Fromm International Publishing Corporation, 1987, p. 37 - ISBN 0-88064-054-5
„Venturing further than the length of your sight
Out past the reach of your beginnings
There is a gamble in each proud act of flight
But the losses pale before the winnings
Circling and diving with this freedom you’ ve found
Illusion blows apart and scatters
There is no darkness in this place that we're bound
Love is the only thing that matters“
— Dan Fogelberg singer-songwriter, musician 1951 - 2007
Song lyrics, Full Circle (2003), Icarus Ascending.
„I mixed [early 1950's] funny shades of colors and used them but I used them because they made the drawing in my picture move. It wasn't because I was in love with the idea of putting color down. But these colors were the expedient things to use for the way I drew and I say 'draw' not meaning line, though it might have included line. But the way I drew or envisioned or made my work. And it happened that it came out stressing color. But I did not have a vision or a notion about color per se being the thing that would make me or my pictures work or operate.“
— Helen Frankenthaler American artist 1928 - 2011
1960s, Interview with Barbara Rose', Archives - American Art, 1968, quote about shades and drawing
„There was a time when I drew a distinction between Benjamin Netanyahu's policies and this country I have loved so long. No more. Every single day we wake to yet another outrage.“
— Bradley Burston israeli journalist
It's Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid (2015)
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Letters of Two Brides (1841-1842), L’amour est profondément égoïste, tandis que la maternité tend à multiplier nos sentiments. Part II, ch. LII.
„No one makes the heart of a little home circle entirely their own, without some very sweet gifts of nature — we must love to be beloved.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Literary Remains, No. 2. Waverley — ROSE BRADWARDINE.
„Once I loved, and she I loved was darkened.
Again I loved, and love itself was darkened.
Vainly we follow the circle of shadowy days.
The screen at last grows dark, the flutes are silent.
The doors of night are closed. We go our ways.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
„Once a woman declared that she was desperately in love with him, and he took her to bed with him. "How shall I enter that item in your expense ledger?" asked his accountant later, on learning that she had got 4,000 gold pieces out of him; and Vespasian replied, "Just put it down to 'passion for Vespasian'."“
— Sueton, livro The Twelve Caesars
The Twelve Caesars, Vespasian, Expugnatus autem a quadam, quasi amore suo deperiret, cum perductae pro concubitu sestertia quadringenta donasset, admonente dispensatore, quem ad modum summam rationibus vellet inferri, "Vespasiano," inquit, "adamato". Ch. 22
„I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.“
— Charlotte Brontë, livro Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (1847), Context: Most true is it that "beauty is in the eye of the gazer." My master’s colourless, olive face, square, massive brow, broad and jetty eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features, firm, grim mouth, — all energy, decision, will, — were not beautiful, according to rule; but they were more than beautiful to me; they were full of an interest, an influence that quite mastered me, — that took my feelings from my own power and fettered them in his. I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me. Jane (Ch. 17)