Famous quotes containing the words mixing, theory, color, oil, painting, lessons and/or tips:
“Political image is like mixing cement. When its wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and theres almost nothing you can do to reshape it.”
—Walter F. Mondale (b. 1928)
“The theory [before the twentieth century] ... was that all the jobs in the world belonged by right to men, and that only men were by nature entitled to wages. If a woman earned money, outside domestic service, it was because some misfortune had deprived her of masculine protection.”
—Rheta Childe Dorr (18661948)
“Pockets: What color is a giraffe?
Dallas: Well, mostly yellow.
Pockets: And whats the color of a New York taxi cab?
Dallas: Mostly yellow.
Pockets: I drove a cab in Brooklyn. I just pretend its rush hour in Flatbush and in I go.”
—Leigh Brackett (19151978)
“As artists theyre rot, but as providers theyre oil wells; they gush. Norris said she never wrote a story unless it was fun to do. I understand Ferber whistles at her typewriter. And there was that poor sucker Flaubert rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word.”
—Dorothy Parker (18931967)
“It is not a certain conformity of manners that the painting of Van Gogh attacks, but rather the conformity of institutions themselves. And even external nature, with her climates, her tides, and her equinoctial storms, cannot, after van Goghs stay upon earth, maintain the same gravitation.”
—Antonin Artaud (18961948)
“But what help from these fineries or pedantries? What help from thought? Life is not dialectics. We, I think, in these times, have had lessons enough of the futility of criticism.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces
More commonly its modeled of baling wire and acne.
More commonly it wheezes and tips over.”
—Marge Piercy (b. 1936)