„And now an altogether revolutionary discovery: to adapt oneself to the contents of the paintbox is more important than [to] nature and its study. I must some day be able to improvise freely on the chromatic keyboard of the rows of watercolor cup.“
— Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940
Quote (1911), Diary # 873; as cited by Francesco Mazzaferro, in 'The Diaries of Paul Klee Part Four', : Klee as an Expressionist and Constructivist Painter http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.nl/2015/05/paul-klee-ev27.html
1911 - 1914
„Capitalism puts higher and higher demands on people to be able to improvise, to adapt to the constant changes of the market, to interact with each other and communicate in an effective way, to be ready at any time for the worse. There is a strong correlation between the importance of constant innovation in capitalism and in improvisation, and we cannot avoid that there is a strong relationship between the two. … The more open you are to experimentation, the more you would be likely to open up new avenues for capitalism to produce value.“
— Mattin Spanish musician 1977
Interview (May 2007)
— Mattin Spanish musician 1977
"Anti-Copyright: Why Improvisation and Noise Run Against the Idea of Intellectual Property" (October 2008)
— Michelle Pfeiffer American actress 1958
Inside the Actors Studio (2007) http://uk.youtube.com/user/pfeifferpfan2
Contexto: I don't like improvisation. I really don't. I'm the only one that will admit it. Because I think people think you're not a real actor if you don't like to improv. I don't like it.
„Interpretation is as improvisation as improvising from silence is. It is just a different way of looking at it. When you improvise form interpretation you have certain dramatic ideas, you have a certain structure. But you know that everything that is in that is relative and flexible. Even pitch can be a matter of interpretation. Rhythm is relative.“
— Hilary Hahn American violinist 1979
— George Gershwin American composer and pianist 1898 - 1937
— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
— Jonathan Stroud, livro Heroes of the Valley
Fonte: Heroes of the Valley
— Titian Italian painter 1488 - 1576
As quoted in A Dictionary of Art and Artists (1959) by Peter Murray and Linda Murray, p. 321.
„Most people die in improvised circumstances of harassment and confusion, whether in hospital or out of it.“
— Germaine Greer Australian feminist author 1939
"Not a time to die" (3 December 1972), p. 147
The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986)
— Isaac Asimov, livro Foundation
Part V, The Merchant Princes, section 3
Fonte: The Foundation series (1951–1993), Foundation (1951)
„Part of our evolutionary heritage is the ability to adapt -- species that survive, adapt. Humans adapt by altering their priorities to match evolving values.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Fonte: Father and Child Reunion (2001), p. 242.
— Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
"Self Esteem" (31 May 2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNBgCKvjrb4
Contexto: I've been asked by a lot of new YouTube people or other singers — all kinds of professions, frankly, as to whether I feel very successful and very loved now that I've got bup-up-up-up subscribers and however many nice comments and sweetness, and I really, really do! I was thinking going into this that the odds were against me — you're online, there's this anonymity, people are mean sometimes, and still considering all that, it's overwhelming the sweetness and the affection that I am getting — I'm every day impressed by this — every day! And there are a lot of horrible, horrible people on here, just like there is in the rest of the world. But remember, "don't be overcome with evil — overcome evil with good."
„If there is victory in overcoming the enemy, there is a greater victory when a man overcomes himself.“
— José de San Martín Argentine general and independence leader 1778 - 1850
Si hay victoria en vencer al enemigo, la hay más cuando el hombre se vence a si mismo.
100 Masones Su Palabra (2010)
— Pierre Corneille, Tite et Bérénice
Qui se vainc une fois peut se vaincre toujours.
Domitien, act II, scene ii.
Tite et Bérénice (Titus and Berenice) (1670)
— John Milton, livro Paradise Lost
Fonte: Paradise Lost