Sebastian Roche quotes

  • Hope lies to mortals And most believe her, But man's deceiver Was never mine.

  • I'm still agnostic. But in the words of Elton Richards, I'm now a reverant agnostic. Which isn't an oxymoron, I swear. I now believe that whether or not there's a God, there is such a thing as sacredness. Life is sacred. The Sabbath can be a sacred day. Prayer can be a sacred ritual. There is something transcendent, beyond the everyday. It's possible that humans created this sacredness ourselves, but that doesn't take away from its power or importance.

  • I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.

  • I believe the collapse of the House of Windsor is tied in with the collapse of the Church of England.

  • I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.

  • After a point of time, when you get success and fame, money and everything, the purpose of life has to be redefined. For me, I think that purpose is to build bridges. Artists can do that very easily, more than politicians.

  • I would just encourage any artist to stay focused, of course keep God first, and just keep working hard. Try to outwork those who you idolize.

  • Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.

  • My view is when you use violence on your people, that never ends well.

  • I advise students on the subject of color as follows: If it looks good enough to eat, use it.