Mary Pratt quotes

  • Sometimes I seem to be two people. One who does not paint and one who does. The one who does not paint assumes that the one who does can paint anything. The one who is the painter sometimes finds it difficult to live up to that faith.
    -- Mary Pratt

    #Faith #Two #People

  • The fact is that until I saw paintings as icons, I couldn't see why people painted at all.
    -- Mary Pratt

    #Icons #People #Saws

  • When I'm painting them, the whole legend and mythology of apples occurs to me, and so Adam and Eve and the snake and all the rest of it somehow gets into the picture.
    -- Mary Pratt

    #Snakes #Apples #Legends

  • My only strength is finding something where most people would find nothing.
    -- Mary Pratt

    #Strength #People #Findings

  • I can't stand theory because it is imposed by the intellectual. And the intellectual is, by definition, not a creative person. The intellectual is a person who talks about the creative process, but often doesn't understand it.
    -- Mary Pratt

    #Creative #Intellectual #Definitions

  • The reality comes first, and the symbol comes after. I see these things, and suddenly they become symbolic of life.
    -- Mary Pratt

    #Reality #Firsts #Symbols

  • Every science in a certain degree starts from faith, and, on the contrary, faith, which does not lead to science, is mistaken faith or superstition, but real, genuine faith it is not.

  • I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.

  • But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.

  • There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace.

  • The spiritual master and Krishna are two parallel lines. The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks. They must be served simultaneously. Krishna helps one to find bona fide Spiritual Master and bona fide Spiritual Master helps one to understand Krishna. If one does not get bona fide Spiritual Master, then how he can ever understand Krishna ? You cannot serve Krishna without Spiritual Master, or serve just Spiritual Master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously.

  • Facts are what pedantic, dull people have instead of opinions.

  • Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.

  • People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

  • People who deal with life generously and large-heartedly go on multiplying relationships to the end.

  • The science of anti-Semitism finally comes to explain this phenomenon, enlightening further the consciousness of people, fully satisfying their instinct and its violent eruptions thus legitimized by revealing their cause - the parasitism of the Jews. Thus it gives us the formula of the scientific solution for the problem of Judaism, which in order to realize we have only to apply.