Yaacov Agam quotes

  • My aim is to show the visible as possibility in a state of perpetual becoming.
    -- Yaacov Agam

    #Becoming #Possibility #States

  • My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages, with the understanding that it is a partial revelation and not the perpetuation of the existing. My aim is to show what can be seen within the limits of possibility which exists in the midst of coming into being.
    -- Yaacov Agam

    #Art #Understanding #Limits

  • There is a childlike side in the work of the Dadaists, Klee, Miró, Calder and Picasso. I am trying to make things that are very, very serious, and what comes out of it is things that are quite friendly, gay, and sometimes even amusing. [Chaim] Soutine tried to work like Rembrandt, and yet there is nothing of Rembrandt in his pictures.
    -- Yaacov Agam

    #Gay #Trying #Friendly

  • As the antagonism between those who possess, and those who do not, is becoming more acute day after day, we can already foresee a moment when it will bring about ("entraînera", Fr.) severe (big, high, intense, - "grands", Fr.) disasters, if we do turn (direct, aim, - "dirige", Fr.) life in time the social life in new directions (or ways, - "dans des voies nouvelles", Fr.

  • The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.

  • I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so.

  • Our minds can come up with the most entertaining possibilities, if we let them. But most of the time, we keep them under far too close a check.

  • My mother had handed down respect for the possibilities...and the will to grasp them.

  • Sometimes you have to open yourself to the random possibilities of, I guess, destiny.

  • The official Hamas charter calls for the murder of Jews and destruction of the Jewish state.

  • In the actual state of social relationships, the forms ("formes", Fr.) of politeness are necessary as a subsitute to benevolence.

  • Being a Scotsman, I am naturally opposed to water in its undiluted state.

  • In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States.