Cool Quotes

Pablo Picasso

If you jump, you might fall on the wrong side of the rope.
But if you’re not willing to take the risk of breaking your neck, what good is it? You don’t jump at all. You have to wake people up. To revolutionise their way of identifying things.

(As quoted by Kahnweiler, The Rise of Cubism, in Mailer, Norman. (1995), Portrait of Picasso a young man. (Preface) London. Little, Brown and Company.

Gilbert and George:

Art without provocation does not exist.

BBC Fast Track interview in Zagreb 18 June 2010

Getrude Stein:

‘a rose is a rose is a rose’

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Penguin 1966 pg 150

Anish Kapoor

An artist affords themselves the luxury of entering dialogue with themselves about a whole series of pre-occupations, in the hope that if one does that deeply enough it’ll have a resonance with the viewer.

CNN interview accessed 2010/06/09 CNN.com

Jackie Wullschlager

An art work’s claim to truth lies in fixing a lived moment in time through an artist’s mark-making, which is an expression of his hand, eye and mind, and of his era.

Financial Times Weekend 3 / 4 July 2010, Life and Arts, Immaculate deception, page 13.

Muriel Barbery

What does Art do for us? It gives shape to our emotions, makes them visible and, in so doing, places the seal of eternity upon them …

The Elegance of Hedgehogs,  Europa Editions, 2009, pg 203

Pablo Picasso

The object of art is to give life shape.

As quoted by Charlie Rose, Bloomberg, 21.07.10



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Pablo Picasso

If you jump, you might fall on the wrong side of the rope.

But if you’re not willing to take the risk of breaking your neck, what good is it? You don’t jump at all. You have to wake people up. To revolutionise their way of identifying things.

(As quoted by Kahnweiler in The Rise of Cubism[1] taken from Mailer, Norman. (1995), Portrait of Picasso a young man. (Preface) London. Little, Brown and Company.)

Anish Kapoor

An artist affords themselves the luxury of entering dialogue with themselves about a whole series of pre-occupations, in the hope that if one does that deeply enough it’ll have a resonance with the viewer.

CNN interview accessed 2010/06/09 CNN.com


[1] Mailer, Norman. (1995), Portrait of Picasso a young man. (Preface) London. Little, Brown and Company.

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2 Responses to Cool Quotes

  1. Shelagh Shirley says:

    John Lennon
    If art were to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.

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