— James Burke (science historian) British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer 1936
„The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.“
— Jean-Luc Godard French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic 1930
Context: Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. Source: "What Is Cinema?" Les Amis du Cinéma (Paris, October 1, 1952). Cited in: Paul Bowden, Telling It Like It Is https://books.google.nl/books?id=w8_p1eGVj8gC&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=%22Art+attracts+us+only+by+what+it+reveals+of+our+most+secret+self%22+%22jean+luc+godard%22&source=bl&ots=2zIpIhvB_1&sig=uImQSWu8ATehPk0hAhfck-ZowJc&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwydLuqp_LAhVhDJoKHdrjACcQ6AEIUjAG#v=onepage&q=%22Art%20attracts%20us%20only%20by%20what%20it%20reveals%20of%20our%20most%20secret%20self%22%20%22jean%20luc%20godard%22&f=false, 2011, p. 182
„He opened the door that so many of us went through, the door of possibility, by saying anything an artist makes is art.“
— Peter Blake British artist 1932
Serena Davies, "In the studio:Peter Blake, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/12/13/bastudio13.xml The Daily Telegraph, 2005-12-13 On Marcel Duchamp.
„In ceasing to subordinate creative power to any supreme value, modern art has brought home to us the presence of that creative power throughout the whole history of art.“
— André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976
Part IV, Chapter VI
„Just as the human memory is not a passive recorder but a tool in the construction of the self, so history has never been a simple record of the past, but a means of shaping peoples.“
— Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008
— Mark Kingwell Canadian philosopher 1963
Chapter 5, The World We Want, p. 209.
„Recalling all the erroneous things that doctors have been able to say about sex or madness does us a fat lot of good. I think that what is currently politically important is to determine the regime of verediction established at a given moment... on the basis of which you can now recognize, for example, that doctors in the nineteenth century said so many stupid things about sex.... It is not so much the history of the true or the history of the false as the history of verediction which has a political significance.“
— Michel Foucault French philosopher 1926 - 1984
Lecture 2, January 17, 1979, p. 36
„Never in the history of this country have so few people done so much for so many without acknowledgement by the international community.“
— P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006
As state president, referring to the ruling National Party House of Assembly, 17 August 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 28
— Harold Macmillan British politician 1894 - 1986
"More production 'the only answer' to inflation", The Times, 22 July 1957, p. 4. Speech at Bedford, 20 July 1957.
„The truth is this: The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope.“
— Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870
Context: My experience of men has neither disposed me to think worse of them or indisposed me to serve them; nor in spite of failures, which I lament, of errors which I now see and acknowledge; or of the present aspect of affairs; do I despair of the future. The truth is this: The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope. Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Marshall (September 1870)
„No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic.“
— Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994
No More Vietnams (1987).
— Mitch Albom, The First Phone Call from Heaven
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
„Basically I hate categorical labels. As a young artist I already was very clear about this — that 'objectification' is not the final aim of art. For there are greater things than the object. The greatest thing is the human mind.“
— Hans Hofmann American artist 1880 - 1966
As quoted in The Artist's Voice : Talks With Seventeen Modern Artists (1962) by Katharine Kuh, p. 118