August Macke quotes

  • What I most cherish is the observation of the movement of colors. Only in this have I found the laws of those simultaneous and complementary color contrasts that nourish the actual rhythm of my vision. In this I find the actual essence, an essence which is not born out of an a priori system or theory.
    -- August Macke

    #Color #Law #Essence

  • I'm interested in creating a space through color contrasts, rather than by simple shadows of light and dark.
    -- August Macke

    #Dark #Simple #Light

  • The most important thing for me is the direct observation of nature in its light-filled existence.
    -- August Macke

    #Light #Important #Existence

  • The senses are our bridge between the incomprehensible and the comprehensible.
    -- August Macke


  • Dreams dress us carefully in the colors of power and faith.

  • Achievement has no color

  • As an artist I would like to eliminate the symbolic pretty much, for black is interesting not as a color but as a non-color and as the absence of color.

  • All true religion, all true morality, all true mysticism have but one object, and that is to act on humanity, collective and individual, in such a manner that it shall correspond efficiently with the great law of development, and co-operate consciously therewith to achieve the end of development.

  • Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the features, good and bad, of judge-made law.

  • After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.

  • Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.

  • suffering is the essence of success!!!

  • The essence of humor is that it should be unexpected, that it should embody an element of surprise, that it should startle us out of that reasonable gravity which, after all, must be our habitual frame of mind.

  • Spiritually, life is a festival, a celebration. Joy is of the essence of life;