Tag: quotation

Henry Fielding: Quotations

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) “Life may as properly be called an art as any other.” Amelia, Book I, Ch. 1 “All nature wears one universal grin.” Tom Thumb the Great, act 1, sc. 1 “One fool at least in every married…

Gustave Courbet: Quotations

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) “J’espère vivre toute ma vie pour mon art, sans abandonner mes principes un iota.” (I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.)

Gustav Klimt: Quotations

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) “Whoever wants to know something about me – as an artist which alone is significant – they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.”

Claude Monet: Quotations

Claude Monet (1840-1926) “Je ne comprends pas pourquoi tout le monde discute de mon art et fait semblant de comprendre, comme si il était nécessaire de comprendre, quand il est simplement nécessaire de l’aimer.” (Everyone discusses my art and pretends to…

Richard Burton: Quotations

Richard Burton (1925-1984) “The only thing in life is language. Not love. Not anything else.” “Richard Burton is now my epitaph, my cross, my title, my image. I have achieved a kind of diabolical fame. It has nothing to do…

Marilyn Monroe: Quotations

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) “I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they’ve made of me -and that I’ve made of myself- as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and…

Laurence Olivier: Quotations

Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) “I’d like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God’s a workman. I don’t think there’s anything better than a workman.”

Vivien Leigh: Quotations

Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) “Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one’s place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea – one swims where one wants.”