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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (b. March 10): “Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.”

10 Mar


Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
, born 10 March 1772 and died 12 January 1829, was a German poet, literary critic, philosopher, philologist and indologist.

Quotes on writing:

  1. Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
  2. Only a man who is at one with the world can be at one with himself.
  3. An artist is he for whom the goal and centre of life is to form his mind.
  4. Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
  5. Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.

Kat von D (b. March 8th): “I was born naked, waiting for life to write itself on my skin.”

8 Mar

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“Like everyone else, I was born naked and screaming, waiting for my life to write itself on my skin.”

~ Kat von D, b. 8 March 1982

 

Yoko Ono (b. February 18): “Everybody’s an artist.”

18 Feb

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“Everybody’s an artist. Everybody’s God. It’s just that they’re inhibited.”
~ Yoko Ono, b. 18 February 1933

 

Jeff Koons (b. January 21): “I try to be a truthful artist…”

21 Jan

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“I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I’m a messenger.”

~ Jeff Koons, b. 21 January 1955

 

Joseph Conrad (b. December 3rd): “An artist is a man of action…”

3 Dec

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“An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.”

~ Joseph Conrad, b. 3 December 1857

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Beck (b. July 8): “I don’t have enough hair to be a genius.”

8 Jul

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“I’m the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don’t have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.”

~ Beck, b. 8 July 1970

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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (b. March 10): “Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.”

10 Mar


Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
, born 10 March 1772 and died 12 January 1829, was a German poet, literary critic, philosopher, philologist and indologist.

Quotes on writing:

  1. Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
  2. Only a man who is at one with the world can be at one with himself.
  3. An artist is he for whom the goal and centre of life is to form his mind.
  4. Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
  5. Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
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