Paul Signac quotes

  • The golden age has not passed; it lies in the future.
    -- Paul Signac

    #Lying #Age #Golden

  • The art of the colorist has in some ways elements of mathematics and music.
    -- Paul Signac

    #Art #Color #Way

  • Art is a creation of a higher order than a copy of nature which is governed by chance.... By the elimination of all muddy colors, by the exclusive use of optical mixture of pure colors, by a methodical divisionism and a strict observation of the scientific theory of colors, the neo-impressionists insures a maximum of luminosity, of color intensity, and of harmony- a result that has never yet been obtained.
    -- Paul Signac

    #Art #Order #Color

  • The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures, but the one who will fight with all his individuality against official conventions.
    -- Paul Signac

    #Fighting #Individuality #Anarchist

  • Vuillard balances too far on the side of fantasy... the people in his pictures are not properly defined. As he's an admirable draughtsman it must be that he just doesn't want to give them mouths and hands and feet.
    -- Paul Signac

    #Hands #Feet #Giving

  • Television is a constant stream of fact, opinions, lies, moral dilemmas, plots: an infinitely complex and sophisticated torrent of information. How could it not make you cleverer? The only people who ever thought television rotted the brain and made kids dumb were those with a vested interest in other ways of learning, or those who were intellectually insecure, usually about books.

  • If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.

  • Could man be drunk for ever       With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at morning       And lief lie down of nights. But men at whiles are sober       And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten       Their hands upon their hearts.

  • Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? 'Tis that every mother's son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; Bear the fruit that bear you must; Bring the eternal seed to light, And morn is all the same as night.

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

  • [What she told herself before interviews:] I am the way I am; I look the way I look; I am my age.

  • It's true, some wine improves with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

  • By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.

  • My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It's not just what do you for yourself. It's how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn't big anything better than the golden rule. It's in every major religion in one language or another.

  • Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.