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One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this -- as in other ways -- they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew and learn to grasp the composite character of a building both as an entity and in its separate parts. Only then will their work be imbued with the architectonic spirit which it has lost as salon art. Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, surpasses them as substance shadow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Photography suits the temper of this age -- of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Frank: [Allie painted Noah a picture] Now that's a damn painting that is. More [07/13/2005 12:07:00]
I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.More [07/31/2005 12:07:00]
Todd Cleary: Jeremy tried to seduce me! I want my painting back!
Jeremy Klein: Todd, the painting was a gift and I'm keeping it.More [08/03/2005 12:08:00]
Todd Cleary: I'll be in my room.
[pause]
Todd Cleary: Painting homo things!More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]
Todd Cleary: Jeremy tried to seduce me! I want my painting back!
Jeremy Grey: The painting was a gift, Todd. I'm taking it with me.More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]
I saw a picture in the newspaper ? it was the art newspaper out of London ? of a young man on a ladder painting over the largest mural of the face of Saddam in Baghdad.More [05/29/2006 12:05:00]
I studied all about Gauguin. He was a banker. He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays. And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.More [06/07/2006 12:06:00]
Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
“If I had 10 more hours in each day, I would spend more time with my husband, my friends and my family. I would take singing and painting lessons.”More [08/21/2006 12:08:00]
[In Rudd's office, Hans meets Rudd & Vorstedt after losing the Krugerrands in the chase]
Arjen Rudd: Hans, come in.
[points in front of his desk]
Arjen Rudd: Mind the plastic. I'm having some painting done. Well now, the important thing is, are you all right? Any broken bones?
Hans: I'm fine, thank you, Mr. Rudd.
Arjen Rudd: Only a few bumps and bruises, eh?
Hans: Yes, that's all.
Arjen Rudd: Good, good.
[pause]
Arjen Rudd: However, we did lose over a million dollars in Krugerrand.
Hans: I know. I'm sorry, Mr. Rudd. It happens.
Arjen Rudd: Ah, it's not your fault. Sometimes these things do not go as planned. As you say, they just happen... eh, Pieter?
[Pieter shoots Hans. He falls dead onto the plastic, and Pieter starts wrapping its edges around his body]
Pieter Vorstedt: You give a new meaning to the phrase "drop-cloth," Mr. Rudd.More [03/01/2007 12:03:00]
Lucy: [Reading a hidden message on a painting] "So lame the hair of Tom"
[Looks toward a painting a Tom Hanks with his long hair in "The Da Vinci Code"]More [04/28/2007 12:04:00]
Neal Oliver: [pointing at a painting on a wall] Oh, and Dad, that thing? It's crap. You've got ripped off.
[pause]
Neal Oliver: And it's upside down.More [06/24/2007 12:06:00]
Alyssa: Why are we stopping?
Holden: Because I can't take this.
Alyssa: Can't take what?
Holden: I love you.
Alyssa: You love me?
Holden: I love you. And not, not in a friendly way, although I think we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I'm sure that's what you'll call it. I love you. Very, very simple, very truly. You are the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. And I know that you think of me as just a friend, and crossing that line is the furthest thing from an option you would ever consider. But I had to say it. I just, I can't take this anymore. I can't stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can't, I can't look into your eyes without feeling that, that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can't talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. And I know this will probably queer our friendship - no pun intended - but I had to say it, because I've never felt this way before, and I don't care. I like who I am because of it. And if bringing this to light means we can't hang out anymore, then that hurts me. But God, I just, I couldn't allow another day to go by without just getting it out there, regardless of the outcome, which by the look on your face is to be the inevitable shoot-down. And, you know, I'll accept that. But I know... I know that some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there is a moment of hesitation, then that means you feel something too. All I ask, please, is that you just, you just not dismiss that - and try to dwell in it for just ten seconds. Alyssa, there isn't another soul on this fucking planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I'm with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it is there between you and me. You can't deny that. Even if, you know, even if we never talk again after tonight, please know that I'm forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me, which - while I do appreciate it - I'd never need a painting of birds bought at a diner to remind me of.More [07/11/2007 12:07:00]
I didn’t know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he’d be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much… that I had a hard time painting himMore [07/25/2007 12:07:00]
I‘d be painting sometimes, and get the strangest feeling I was being watched. I’d look up and see faces pressed against the window or door screens. Then, when I noticed them, the people would want to come in and talk to me. Got very upset, too, when I was too busy. One time I remember a man drove his car clear across our lawn and parked it right in the middle of the grass. It was wild.More [07/25/2007 12:07:00]
It wouldn’t be right for me to clown around when I’m painting a president.More [07/25/2007 12:07:00]
The ’20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we’re in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it.More [07/25/2007 12:07:00]
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.More [07/25/2007 12:07:00]
“There is more similarity in the marketing challenge of selling a precious painting by Degas and a frosted mug of root beer than you ever thought possible.”More [08/05/2007 12:08:00]
[talking to Sheldon in Rainbow's former apartment]
Randolph: Look what you've done to this place. It's all Diane Fosse. When I lived here, it was Bob Fosse. Right there, I had a big painting of a naked chick holding a little plant; very tasteful, no bush... not a picture of your fucking mother!More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
[a classic Dodgeball instructional film begins]
Uber Film Narrator: [U.A.I.F fanfare] Uber-American Instructional Films, teaching America's youth since 1938.
[Opening; A boy rides a scooter, while a girl jogs behind him. Now we see a young boy painting a fence]
Uber Film Narrator: Hey there, Timmy!
Timmy: [yells] Holy mackerel, Mister. You scared the jeepers out of me.
Uber Film Narrator: How would you like to take a break from that fine lead-based paint... and learn about Dodgeball?
Timmy: Boy, would I!
[the next scene take Timmy into a Opium Dem in China]
Timmy: Wow! Where am I, Mister?
Uber Film Narrator: You're in a Chinese Opium Dem, Timmy. This is where the sport of Dodgeball was invented in the 15th Century... by Opium-addictive Chinamen. But back then, the Chinamen threw severed heads at each other, instead of the A.D.A.A.-approved balls we use today.
Timmy: A.D.A.A.?
Uber Film Narrator: That's the American Dodgeball Association of America. Dodgeball is played with six players on each team... and six rubber balls. The object of the game is to eliminate the opposing players. Once all the players on team are eliminated, the opposing team wins!
Timmy: Wow! I can't wait to get the fellas together and play!More [09/17/2007 12:09:00]
Dracula: You will, I trust, excuse me if I... do not join you... but I have already dined, and I never drink... wine.
Jonathan Harker: [looks at painting on the wall] An ancestor of yours? I see a resemblance.
Dracula: The Order of the Dracul... the Dragon. An ancient society, pledging my forefathers to defend the church against all enemies of Christ. Their relationship was not entirely... successful.
Jonathan Harker: Ahh...
[chuckles]
Jonathan Harker: Yes.
Dracula: [roars with rage as he draws a sword from the wall and points it at Harker's throat] This is no laughing matter! We Draculs have a right to be proud! What devil or witch was ever so great as Atilla, whose blood flows in these veins? Blood...
[laughs as he runs the blade across his hand]
Dracula: Is too precious a thing in these times.
[draws bloody hand to his mouth as if he is going to taste the blood, then pulls his hand away]
Dracula: The war-like days are over. The victories of my great race are but a tale to be told.
[casts the sword on the table]
Dracula: I am the last of my kind.
Jonathan Harker: I have offended you with my ignorance, Count... forgive me.More [09/25/2007 12:09:00]
[Krug is spray painting graffiti in Dean's house to make it look like a break in]
Jones: [Watching him] No! Do it lower so I looks like kids!
Krug: [Angry] You sound like my mom!
Jones: [Throwing things around and breaking stuff] Shut the fuck up!
[Selby and Williams watch through the surveillance cameras]
Selby: Oooh, sounds like Jones has some unresolved issues we need to resolve.More [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
Wagner: What'd you order this stuff for? You don't look like the painting type to me.
Charley Butts: You wouldn't know talent if it looked you in the face.
Wagner: Well I'm looking you in the face and I don't see jack shit.More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Warden: I want painting privileges taken away from Chester Dalton.More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Prison Guard: Your painting privileges have been removed.
Doc: Why?
Prison Guard: I don't know.More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
English: [after Doc chopped off his fingers] I heard about Doc, and I know why he did it. Somebody took away his painting privileges.More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Andy Warhol: I think I'll quit my painting and, just make Edie a big star.More [10/26/2007 12:10:00]
Ben Grimm: It's clobberin' time!
[sends Dr.Doom flying. A metal painting falls on him]
Ben Grimm: I've been waiting to do that.More [10/30/2007 12:10:00]
"What are you drwaing man? Jerry! You man you gotta make me look better than that.Jerry! Come here fool, look what hes drawing bout me man, Jerry you see what hes painting bout me man? Come over here Jerry here look at this, you crazy!"~MickeyMore [11/12/2007 12:11:00]
Frida Kahlo: Don't think I am going to sleep with you just because you took me under your wing.
Diego Rivera: Before you came along, I was painting murals and womanizing in peace.More [11/30/2007 12:11:00]
[looking at the painting of Vigo]
Winston: Wow, that is one ugly dude.More [12/18/2007 12:12:00]
[Ray has stepped in front of the painting of Vigo, blocking the Ghostbusters' attack]
Egon: Ray... we'd like to shoot the monster, could you move, please?
Peter Venkman: Ray...
Winston: Ray?
Egon, Peter Venkman, Winston: RAY!
[Ray turns around, he is Ray/Vigo]
Ray: NO! I, Ray, am Vigo, and rule the Earth! Begone, you pitiful half-men!
Peter Venkman: Now!
[they attack]More [12/18/2007 12:12:00]
[the Ghostbusters have been committed to a mental hospital]
Ray: As I explained before, we think the spirit of a 17th century Moldavian tyrant is alive and well in a painting at the Manhattan Museum of Art.
Psychiatrist: Uh-huh, and are there any other paintings in the museum with bad spirits in them?
Egon: You're wasting valuable time. He's drawing strength from a psychomagnotheric slime flow that's been collecting under the city.
Psychiatrist: Yes, tell me about the slime.
Winston: It's very potent stuff. We made a toaster dance with it.
[motions to Peter]
Winston: And a bathtub tried to eat his friend's baby.
Psychiatrist: A bathtub?
Peter Venkman: [with his head buried in his arms in despair] Don't look at me. I think these people are completely nuts.More [12/18/2007 12:12:00]
Sean: Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me... fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven't thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?
Will: No.
Sean: You're just a kid, you don't have the faintest idea what you're talkin' about.
Will: Why thank you.
Sean: It's all right. You've never been out of Boston.
Will: Nope.
Sean: So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart. You're an orphan right?
[Will nods]
Sean: You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some fuckin' book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.More [01/01/2008 12:01:00]
Veta Louise Simmons: I took a course in art last winter. I learnt the difference between a fine oil painting, and a mechanical thing, like a photograph. The photograph shows only the reality. The painting shows not only the reality, but the dream behind it. It's our dreams, doctor, that carry us on. They separate us from the beasts. I wouldn't want to go on living if I thought it was all just eating, and sleeping, and taking my clothes off, I mean putting them on...More [02/11/2008 12:02:00]
Pete Dunham: [to Bovver] This is Matt, Shannon's brother.
Matt Buckner: [Holds his hand out to Bovver] Hey.
[Bovver turns his head and smokes his cigarette]
Swill: That's the painting on his face, he don't give a fuck, does he? He don't give a fuck.
Pete Dunham: Mate, he's practically family.
[Bovver shrugs]
Swill: [Laughing] Oh mate, he's fucking painful!
Pete Dunham: Bov's a miserable cunt, but we love him dearly don't we boys?
Dave: Yeah, sometimes.
Swill: Like a fucking brother!More [03/26/2008 12:03:00]
Simon Dermott: [about to see Nicole to a taxi] Just one more tiny favour: like an idiot I forgot to wear gloves on the job. I may have left some fingerprints. Be an angel. Before you go to bed, just give the frame of the painting a little wipe with a clean cloth, ok?
Nicole Bonnet: Certainly. Anything else? You wouldn't like a forged passport or some counterfeit money or...
Simon Dermott: Oh, no no no.
Nicole Bonnet: You're mad. Utterly mad. I suppose you want to kiss me goodnight?
Simon Dermott: Oh, I don't usually, not on the first acquaintance, but you've been such a good sport...
[he kisses her, she resists at first, than yields]
Simon Dermott: [to the taxi driver] 38, Rue Parmentier, drive carefully.
[to Nicole]
Simon Dermott: Get a good night's sleep.More [04/03/2008 12:04:00]

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