“Chaos always defeats order, because it is better organized.”Terry Pratchett (see books)
art by Anna Firth
“The only thing that counts is the bit that cannot be explained”Georges Braque
art via Tate
“I came to painting to hang my ideas on a nail.”Georges Braque, “La musicienne, 1918”
“Paint is the only weapon I have with which to fight what I resent.”
“What of modern man’s scale of values? His retina is beleaguered with images (photographs, printed matter, street advertisements, Cinema) from morning to night.”Alvar Aalto, 1927
And now we’re beleaguered with shiny devices that blast such promotions into our eyes.
We all carry a piece of Times Square in our pocket.
gif by Tomasz Konczakowski
If you write with a pencil you get three different sights at it to see if the reader is getting what you want him to. First when you read it over; then when it is typed you get another chance to improve it, and again in the proof. Writing it first in pencil gives you one-third more chance to improve it. That is .333, which is a damned good average for a hitter.Ernest Hemingway
(via The Cramped)
Everybody wants to be somebody: Nobody wants to grow.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We can only give what is already the other’s’.
“The map is not the territory.”Alfred Korzybski
“Tip the world over on its side, and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”Frank Lloyd Wright
The most effective way to do it – is to do it.