„The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth; like canasta, it does away with the bother of talk after dinner.“

"Up the Ladder from Charm to Vogue", p. 185. First published in two parts in The Reporter (July 18 and August 1, 1950)
On the Contrary: Articles of Belief 1946–1961 (1961)

Obtido da Wikiquote. Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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—  Harry Schwarz South African activist 1924 - 2010

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„The mission of the theater, after all, is to change, to raise the consciousness of people to their human possibilities.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

On The Crucible, in a 1987 interview; as quoted in "Arthur Miller, Moral Voice of American Stage, Dies at 89" by Marilyn Berger in The New York Times (11 February 2005) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/11/theater/newsandfeatures/11cnd-miller.html?ei=5070&en=3842d0df3195ba4c&ex=1148356800&adxnnlx=1148209567-ZnjnGzbndB3P1XvCU5BNDg&pagewanted=all&position=
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„I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people.“

—  Richard Carlson Author, psychotherapist and motivational speaker 1961 - 2006

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„It always bothers me to see people writing 'RIP' when a person dies. It just feels so insincere and like a cop-out. To me, 'RIP' is the microwave dinner of posthumous honors.“

—  Lou Reed American musician 1942 - 2013

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„Don't bother about the result. Throw away your thinking of art, and then become yourself: just walk quietly in yourself, in your own ground.“

—  Gerrit Benner Dutch painter 1897 - 1981

version in original Dutch (citaat van Gerrit Benner, in het Nederlands:) Je moet niet aan het resultaat denken. Je moet de gedachte aan kunst van je afzetten, en dan jezelf zijn: rustig doorwandelen in jezelf, in je eigen gebied.
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„Nobody bothers crazy people. […] In the end, maybe it's the crazy people who win after all.“

—  Gene Wolfe, livro Gene Wolfe's Book of Days

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„For what would I be otherwise but sport,
In love with one who does not care for me?
I will hide pain in smiles, sooner than be
The common talk. It is a bitter art
To sing a happy song with a sad heart.“

—  Christine de Pizan, De triste cuer chanter joyeusement

Car en mon cuer porte couvertement
Le dueil qui soit qui plus me puet desplaire,
Et si me fault, pour les gens faire taire,
Rire en plorant et très amerement
De triste cuer chanter joyeusement.
Rondeau "De triste cuer chanter joyeusement", line 8; Maurice Roy (ed.) Œuvres Poétiques de Christine de Pisan (1886) vol. 1, p. 154, as translated by http://www.brindin.com/pfpistri.htm by Sheenagh Pugh.

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„The only really Christian art is that which, like St. Francis, does not fear being wedded to poverty. This rises far above art-as-ornament.“

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“An Unprejudiced Mind,” p. 317
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