Anni Albers quotes

  • A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.

  • Creative freedom is a huge carrot.

  • When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.

  • I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.

  • Regarding this Dhamma, it is not something that we can simply talk about or take another's word for it. We need to develop meditation so that the understanding arises clearly within oneself. It is not the case that merely by listening to another's explanation our defilements will disappear. When we gain some understanding we need to chew on it again so that we see it for ourselves with certainty: paccattam.

  • May God so fill us today with the heart of Christ that we may glow with the divine fire of holy desire.

  • Much will always wanting be To him who much desires.

  • It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.

  • It's really seeing student involvement … as a variety of opportunities that are appropriate for each given student and responsive to their individual needs and their desires for their educational experience.

  • Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.