Quotes of Chuck Close

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The only thing stupider than making a painting was making a representational painting, and of all the genres the most dead and seemingly bankrupt was portraiture.

- Chuck Close

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“ All I ask is this: Do something. Try something. Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check, a strongly worded email. Pick a cause – there are few unworthy ones. And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action. Once a month, once a year, or just once...Even just learning enough about a subject so you can speak against an opponent eloquently makes you an unusual personage. Start with that. Any one of you would have cried out, would have intervened, had you been in that crowd in Bashiqa. Well thanks to digital technology, you’re all in it now. ”

- joss whedon

“ I had to leave before all those great times we had turned to shit. In my world good things don't last. And great things, things like what we had, sure as hell don't. I was saving us both from a lot of heartache down the road. ”

- Nicole Douglas

“ If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day. ”

- Emily Bronte

“ Think about it a little. Humanity is widely proclaimed by itself as a wise and conscientious species, only because of the actions of a handful of conscientious individuals. Why does humanity not realize that it is not the responsibility of only a handful of individuals to be wise, to be courageous, to be conscientious and to be humane, rather it is the existential responsibility of all humans! ”

- Abhijit Naskar

“ You cannot rise higher than wisdom, nor can you go deeper than love. ”

- Matshona Dhliwayo

“ Among all those things I count to hate you are the only exception… ”

- Samiha Totanji

“ One small act of love is greater than a thousand extraordinary feats of hate. ”

- Matshona Dhliwayo

“ Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ”

- Carl Jung

“ Be the change you want to see in the world ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ A fruitful tree is a seed well nurtured ”

- Edgar Mangwende

“ All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them. ”

- Jacqueline Carey

“ Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. ”

- Roy T. Bennett

“ If you can envision the future and empower the present you can make history. ”

- Rabbi Jonathan Gewirtz

“ The real architect of a life is the hard and almost impossible circumstances one faces. ”

- John Paul Warren

“ Love is a decision not an emotion! ”

- Lao tzu

“ Love is a bloody battle, and life—a ruthless war. ”

- Nichomachus

“ Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. ”

- Dean Karnazes

“ A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ She is a mother. When you look at her, you see the purest love of all. That love gives her away. That kind of love only mothers radiate. ”

- Tatsiana

“ A few lionhearts must sacrifice their life, forgetting fame, fun and fortune, so that the rest of humanity can live. ”

- Abhijit Naskar

“ Hate cannot keep you from falling, love cannot keep you from rising. ”

- Matshona Dhliwayo

“ I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals. ”

- Paolo Coelho

“ Love is all you need. ”

- Paul McCartney

“ It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will. ”

- Heather Brewer

“ Forever is composed of nows. ”

- Emily Dickinson