Zhang Xiaogang quotes

  • I found everything so remote but, at the same time, familiar when I occasionally looked into the mountains, rocks, pine trees and plums depicted in old literati paintings. My innermost feeling which was awakened by the same mountains, rocks, pine trees and plums has been totally and utterly changed. Moreover, like an apparition, it hides deep down in my vessels. The very trees and rocks have become the storage of memories and emotions from various eras. Forced by the rapid change of time and perspective, I cannot help but feel urged to face up to these things once again.
    -- Zhang Xiaogang

    #Memories #Rocks #Perspective

  • Good art is born from knowing yourself deeply: Your art cannot hide how much you have discovered about yourself.
    -- Zhang Xiaogang

    #Art #Knowing #Know Yourself

  • As an artist, the most important feeling is loneliness. So when I say artists need to isolate themselves from society this is what I mean: You have to look for that feeling of loneliness again. Only this way can you have something that is purely your own.
    -- Zhang Xiaogang

    #Loneliness #Mean #Artist

  • I have the belief that a person and his art should have one direction; your work should be a synonym for your person - the two shouldn't be separate.
    -- Zhang Xiaogang

    #Art #One Direction #Should Have

  • Art isn't a science or a job; it's alive.
    -- Zhang Xiaogang

    #Art #Jobs #Alive

  • We have inherited a great music. This music is a holdover. It comes with us like the skin, the texture of our hair. It's our memory banks.

  • This is the most precious gift anyone has ever received. You gave me back a memory that I will cherish forever. You gave me something from my grandma I didn't know I had. And you kept it and it lef you back to mme. It gave me you'' I felt a wetness in my eyes and I blinked confused from the strange sensation. A small trickle of water rand down my cheek. I stared into the darkness as I held Pagan in my arms in amazement Death had just shed a tear.

  • I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

  • I listen to crazy, robust rock music where they sing their faces off, and soul music, which can be similar.

  • We don't have a lot of men on stage doing flamboyant or theatrical. We have a lot of female pop stars doing it, but where are the guys? Where's the classic pop-rock showman?

  • That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends.

  • Adultism leads to a phenomenon of little adults, who are young people who are treated as adults-in-the-making. A non-discriminatory perspective would be to treat children and youth as whole and complete people right now.

  • On the last album, I didn't want to disturb the melody with too many stories. This time, I wanted to know if I was able to create images with words, with the sound of words.(...) I think that’s a good thing when the one who is listening, is feeling it in a different way that the one who creates. We are all listening with different perspectives.(...) I don’t want to impose my subjectivity to the listener.

  • The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.

  • You change the past when you change the way you see it.