„I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
— Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965
Fonte: Bad Moon Rising
„For me personally, the greatest art to date has been created in New York and the most uptight and conventional art in Berlin. Obviously, I am an exception to this rule!“
— Isa Genzken German sculptor 1948
living and working in Berlin
— Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915
— Genco Gulan contemporary artist 1969
Ich bin das erste lebende kunst museum.
Arikonmaz, Piril Gulesci (2012-02-02) 'Ben bir müzeyim’ http://www.haberturk.com/yazarlar/piril-gulesci-arikonmaz/712691-ben-bir-muzeyim Haberturk (In Turkish). Retrieved 2012-06-01.
„See fantasy is what people want, but reality is what they need. And I just retired from the fantasy part.“
— Lauryn Hill American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actress 1975
„I am firmly convinced that Spain is the strongest country of the world. Century after century trying to destroy herself and still no success“
— Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898
A Spanish politician in a political meeting said it for the first time and attributed to Bismarck https://es.wikiquote.org/wiki/Discusi%C3%B3n:Otto_von_Bismarck
— Robert Henri American painter 1865 - 1929
„The only way art lives is through the experience of the observer. The reality of art begins with the eyes of the beholder, through imagination, invention and confrontation.“
— Keith Haring American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing… 1958 - 1990
Haring – Art in Transit http://www.haring.com/!/selected_writing/haring-art-in-transit#.V1cw0tIrKyw The Keith Haring Foundation
„I don't think there is any difference between fantasy and reality in the way these should be approached in a film. Of course if you live that way you are clinically insane.“
— Martin Scorsese American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor 1942
Scorcese on Scorsese, "Mean Streets—Alice Doesn't Live here Anymore—Taxi Driver".
„Fantasies aren't reality, I know, I know, I know. Except when they are. Except when you make them into reality.“
— Laura Antoniou American novelist 1963
Fonte: "Unsafe at Any Speed or: Safe, Sane and Consensual, My Fanny", p. 12
— G. H. Hardy, livro A Mathematician's Apology
A Mathematician's Apology (1941)
„The Question of sovereignty is often raised. I am one of those who believe that in a modern world one has to give up a great deal of sovereignty. I am prepared to give up sovereignty to the world, but not to a selected number of European countries. That is not giving up something for world security; it is giving something up to sectional interests.“
— Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967
Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1962/nov/08/britain-and-the-common-market in the House of Lords on the British application to join the Common Market (8 November 1962).
„The relation between the artist and reality is an oblique one, and indeed there is no good art which is not consciously oblique. If you respect the reality of the world, you know that you can approach that reality only by indirect means.“
— Richard Wilbur American poet 1921 - 2017
As quoted by John Gery in Ways of Nothingness: Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry (1996)
Contexto: In each art the difficulty of the form is a substitution for the difficulty of direct apprehension and expression of the object. The first difficulty may be more or less overcome, but the second is insuperable; thus every poem begins, or ought to, by a disorderly retreat to defensible positions. Or, rather, by a perception of the hopelessness of direct combat, and a resort to the warfare of spells, effigies, and prophecies. The relation between the artist and reality is an oblique one, and indeed there is no good art which is not consciously oblique. If you respect the reality of the world, you know that you can approach that reality only by indirect means.
„Memory, prophecy and fantasy
the past, the future and
the dreaming moment between
are all one country,
living one immortal day.
To know that is Wisdom.
To use it is the Art.“
— Clive Barker, livro The Great and Secret Show
The Great and Secret Show