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"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -- whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness."
--
GILDA RADNER

"Imagination means singing to a wide invisible audience. It means receptivity to the creative unconscious, the macrocosmic mind, the artistic mind. It makes erotic philosophers of us, as we imagine the world in images that make whole. To imagine is to give birth to -- to embody the spirit in Word and picture and behavior. The world will change when we can imagine it differently, and, like artists, do the work of creating new social forms."
--
M. C. RICHARDS

"Whether a work of art consists of stone, wood, color, tone, word or whatever, its physical aspect is the end of a path, the condensation and embodiment of something invisible which has become visible in this process. The path began with an "experience." In a work of art truly worthy of the name, this "experience" always originates in the spiritual world, it is the artist's sense of being looked at by a divine being. For true art takes what is merely personal and raises it to the level of what is shared by all humanity. It places it into the wholeness of the world and allows it to speak back to us out of this wholeness, out of eternity."
--GOTTFRIED RICHTER

"Mankind as a whole is...awakening again and again to new stages of inner experience. Each great civilization is a new beginning at ever new stages along the pathway that all mankind is traveling toward the Self and its realization. We come from God and we return again to God. And the history of art is the innermost biography of Man."
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GOTTFRIED RICHTER

"Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love THE QUESTIONS…"
--
RAINER MARIA RILKE

"The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing."
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RAINER MARIA RILKE

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place."
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RAINER MARIA RILKE

"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers."
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RAINER MARIA RILKE

"Metaphor can change the world."
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RIMBAUD

"The search in modern life is for utility, the endeavor is to improve existence materially. . . It is no longer a question of spirit, of thought, of dreams. Art is dead."
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RODIN

"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated."
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AUGUSTE RODIN

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." --AUGUSTE RODIN

"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
--THEODORE ROOSEVELT

"It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things."
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT

"Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks."
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MARK ROTHKO

"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling."
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MARGARET LEE RUNBECK

"For all the animals and the flowers are only half there as long as man does not add the best."
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PHILIPP OTTO RUNGE

"Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality."
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JOHN RUSKIN

"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.…Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."
--
BERTRAND RUSSELL

"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."
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BERTRAND RUSSELL

"Color is energy made visible."
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JOHN RUSSELL

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