Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Romanian authors
"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit"
"To see far is one thing, going there is another"
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave"
"We die in proportion to the words we fling around us"
"Architecture is inhabited sculpture"
"They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things"
"Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them"
"Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them"
"There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning"
"Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things"
"What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface"
"Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action"
"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one"
"One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other"
"Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows"
"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there"
"A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself"
"We are afraid of the enormity of the possible"
"The limit of every pain is an even greater pain"
"Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors"
"Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui"
"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world"
"Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself"
"God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays"
"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion"
"A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed"
"Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave"
"We inhabit a language rather than a country"
"There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be"
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