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Frank Stella Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Frank Stella

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I want to make exalted art.
A successful image has pictorial lift.
I am looking for whatever is up there.
- Frank Stella

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella

I don't like to say I have given my life to art.
I prefer to say art has given me my life.
- Frank Stella

One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
- Frank Stella

 

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.
- Frank Stella

I don't like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world,
but it's hard to be old and like what goes on around you.
- Frank Stella

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space -
space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration,
space within which the subjects of painting can live.
- Frank Stella

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Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil
that are part of the human personality,
but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture,
or it isn't real.
- Frank Stella

No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together.
By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good,
you feel the body.
Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture,
the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it.
- Frank Stella

When I'm painting the picture, I'm really painting a picture.
I may have a flat-footed technique, or something like that,
but still, to me, the thrill, or the meat of the thing,
is the actual painting.
I don't get any thrill out of laying it out.
- Frank Stella

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view.
I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings,
and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers
and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings.
- Frank Stella

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby PHOTO

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,
so I never have to live without you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We believe whatever we want to believe.
- Demosthenes

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Dan Stanford

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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