Illustration quotes

  • Time will prolong time, and life will serve life. In this field that is both limited and bulging with possibilities, everything to himself, except his lucidity, seems unforeseeable to him. What rule, then, could emanate from that unreasonable order? The only truth that might seem instructive to him is not formal: it comes to life and unfolds in men. The absurd mind cannot so much expect ethical rules at the end of its reasoning as, rather, illustrations and the breath of human lives.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Illustration #Order

  • I feel like getting married, or committing suicide, or subscribing to L'Illustration. Something desperate, you know.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Suicide #Illustration #Married

  • Why do you love the woman you're in love with? Because she is. And that, after all, is God's own definition of Himself; I am that I am. The girl is who she is. Some of her isness spills over and impregnates the entire universe. Objects and events cease to be mere representations of classes and become their own uniqueness; cease to be illustrations of verbal abstractions and become fully concrete. Then you stop being in love, and the universe collapses, with an almost audible squeak of derision, into its normal insignificance.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Girl #Being In Love #Illustration

  • In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Illustration #Events #Religion And Politics

  • GRAVITATION, n. The tendency of all bodies to approach one another with a strength proportioned to the quantity of matter they contain-the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength of their tendency to approach one another. This is a lovely and edifying illustration of how science, having made A the proof of B, makes B the proof of A.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Science #Illustration #Lovely

  • LAOCOON, n. A famous piece of antique scripture representing a priest of that name and his two sons in the folds of two enormous serpents. The skill and diligence with which the old man and lads support the serpents and keep them up to their work have been justly regarded as one of the noblest artistic illustrations of the mastery of human intelligence over brute inertia.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Son #Men #Illustration

  • Now, my oral illustration be like clitoral stimulation to the female gender Ain't nothin' better Let me know when it's wet enough to enter
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Illustration #Hip Hop #Female

  • If you want to make something clear to someone, you mustn't forget the main point, the most important thing, and if you bring in something else as an illustration you mustn't wander off into endless irrelevancies.
    -- Anton Webern

    #Illustration #Important #Want

  • It is said that Windham, when he came to the end of a speech, often found himself so perplexed by his own subtlety that he hardly knew which way he was going to give his vote. This is a good illustration of the fallaciousness of reasoning, and of the uncertainties which attend its practical application.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Illustration #Giving #Speech

  • All violence is the illustration of a pathetic stereotype,
    -- Barbara Kruger

    #Illustration #Violence #Stereotype

  • As an author, you can't expect a movie to be an illustration of the book. If that's what you hope for, you shouldn't sell the rights.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Book #Rights #Illustration

  • These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...]. The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself. The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits. The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself. And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Illustration #Giving #People

  • There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration.
    -- Boris Vallejo

    #Artist #Illustration #Different

  • My best training came from doing illustrations because it taught me to compose my paintings more effectively, to improve my colors, and to be ruthlessly selective.
    -- Burton Silverman

    #Illustration #Color #Training

  • But there are still many who continue to marvel at the wisdom of God in so planning the universe that big rivers run by great towns, and that death comes at the end of life instead of in the middle of it. Divest pleas ... of their semi-philosophic jargon, reduce his illustrations to homely similes, and he is marvelling at the wisdom of God who so planned things that the two extremities of a piece of wood should come at the ends instead of in the middle.
    -- Chapman Cohen

    #Running #Illustration #Two

  • [My Book] will endeavour to establish the principle[s] of reasoning in ... [geology]; and all my geology will come in as illustration of my views of those principles, and as evidence strengthening the system necessarily arising out of the admission of such principles, which... are neither more nor less than that no causes whatever have from the earliest time to which we can look back, to the present, ever acted, but those now acting; and that they never acted with different degrees of energy from that which they now exert.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Book #Views #Illustration

  • An illustration is a visual editorial - its just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.
    -- Charles M. Blow

    #Illustration #Color #Weight

  • A witty illustration or an apt story will accomplish more than columns of argument.
    -- Chauncey Depew

    #Witty #Illustration #Stories

  • I always try to treat the book itself as the artwork. I don't want you to stop while you're reading one of my books and say, 'Oh! What a gorgeous illustration!' I want you to stop at the end of the book and say, 'This is a good book.
    -- Chris Raschka

    #Reading #Book #Illustration

  • At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration.
    -- Chris Van Allsburg

    #Writing #Asking Questions #Illustration

  • Not to make him blush, but any story illustrated by Mike Mignola does things that prose alone cant accomplish. The illustrations create mood and atmosphere, drawing the reader more deeply into the story than words could do on their own.
    -- Christopher Golden

    #Illustration #Drawing #Atmosphere

  • Portraits of the Mind is a remarkable book that combines beautifully reproduced illustrations of the nervous system as it has been visualized over the centuries, as well as lively and authoritative commentaries by some of today's leading neuroscientists. It will be enjoyed by professionals and general readers alike.
    -- Dale Purves

    #Book #Illustration #Mind

  • Once I have the story in my head, I write it down. The illustrations usually come last.
    -- Dav Pilkey

    #Writing #Illustration #Stories

  • People unacquainted with graphic novels, including journalists, tend to think of Watchmen as a book by Alan Moore that happens to have some illustrations. And that does a disservice to the entire form.
    -- Dave Gibbons

    #Book #Thinking #Illustration

  • In Heaven there is no need for sex because there is no need for a shadow or illustration-just a need to enjoy it!
    -- David Berg

    #Sex #Illustration #Heaven

  • Anyone having to do with medicine will have looked at Frank Netters art work... I decided I would make him my model... getting my degree in medical illustration and then going on to medical school.
    -- David Bolinsky

    #Art #School #Illustration

  • I hope my work isn't dismissed by the critics as illustration or photography.
    -- E. J. Hughes

    #Photography #Illustration #Critics

  • Human history, like all great movements, was cyclical, and returned to the point of beginning. The idea of indefinite progress in a right line was a chimera of the imagination, with no analogue in nature. The parabola of a comet was perhaps a yet better illustration of the career of humanity. Tending upward and sunward from the aphelion of barbarism, the race attained the perihelion of civilization only to plunge downward once more to its nether goal in the regions of chaos.
    -- Edward Bellamy

    #Illustration #Civilization #Careers

  • An earthly immortality belongs to a great and good character. History embalms it; it lives in its moral influence, in its authority, in its example, in the memory of the words and deeds in which it was manifested; and as every age adds to the illustrations of its efficacy, it may chance to be the best understood by a remote posterity.
    -- Edward Everett

    #Memories #Character #Illustration

  • Today's tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans' fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America's middle class, students, and working families.
    -- Ellen Tauscher

    #Cutting #Illustration #Class

  • On one level the sixties revolt was an impressive illustration of Lenin's remark that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with.
    -- Ellen Willis

    #Illustration #Rope #Levels

  • I am a living illustration of Bosnian mixing and converting. My grandparents lived in eastern Herzegovina. Very poor. The Turks came and brought Islam. There were three brothers in the family. One was Orthodox Christian. The other two took Islam to survive.
    -- Emir Kusturica

    #Christian #Brother #Illustration

  • But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.
    -- Frank Stella

    #Art #Space #Illustration

  • I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.
    -- Freddie Mercury

    #Art #College #Illustration

  • Love is a brilliant illustration of a principle everywhere discoverable: namely, that human reason lives by turning the friction of material forces into the light of ideal goods.
    -- George Santayana

    #Love #Light #Illustration

  • I first came up with the idea for the colour-chart pictures back in 1966, and my preoccupation with the topic culminated in 1974 with a painting that consisted of 4,096 colour fields. Initially I was attracted by the typical Pop Art aestheticism of using standard colour-sample cards; I preferred the unartistic, tasteful and secular illustration of the different tones to the paintings of Albers, Bill, Calderara, Lohse, etc.
    -- Gerhard Richter

    #Art #Illustration #Ideas

  • A student researching into my work has actually traced the newspapers and magazines where I found theses images and has found out that many of them illustrate a collection of gruesome stories, murders and suicides which contrast with the images used. There is a contrast between the message carried by the text and that suppressed by the illustration.
    -- Gerhard Richter

    #Suicide #Art #Illustration

  • My life will be the best illustration of all my work.
    -- Hans Christian Andersen

    #Illustration #Being The Best #Creative Process

  • A work based only on a line concept is scarcely more than a illustration; it fails to achieve pictorial structure. Pictorial structure is based on a plane concept. The line originates in the meeting of two planes ... we can lose ourselves in a multitude of lines, if through them we lose our senses for the planes.
    -- Hans Hofmann

    #Two #Illustration #Lines

  • The faculty of attention has utterly vanished from the Anglo-Saxon mind, extinguished at its source by the big bayad?re of journalism, of the newspaper and the picture magazine which keeps screaming, "Look at me." Illustrations, loud simplifications... bill poster advertising ? only these stand a chance.
    -- Henry James

    #Illustration #Media #Mind

  • If on one day we find the fast-spreading recognition of popular rights accompanied by a silent, growing perception of the rights of women, we also find it accompanied by a tendency towards a system of non-coercive education--that is, towards a practical illustration of the rights of children.
    -- Herbert Spencer

    #Children #Rights #Illustration

  • The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing. [Lat., Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit.]
    -- Horace

    #Illustration #Settling #Difficulty

  • I criticise these compositions by analysis but an illustration cannot be made that way - it must be made by inspiration.
    -- Howard Pyle

    #Inspiration #Illustration #Analysis

  • My life is an open book. With illustrations.
    -- Hugh Hefner

    #Hilarious #Book #Illustration

  • The existing premises, wholly altered by geologic science, are no longer those of Hume. The foot-print in the sand-to refer to his happy illustration-does now stand alone. Instead of one, we see many footprints, each in turn in advance of the print behind it, and on a higher level.
    -- Hugh Miller

    #Feet #Illustration #Doe

  • I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I'm given the illustration first.
    -- Jack Prelutsky

    #Writing #Illustration #Firsts

  • I've done illustration on the side. But other than that, comics have been my main things.
    -- Jaime Hernandez

    #Illustration #Done #Sides

  • The mathematical difficulties of the theory of rotation arise chiefly from the want of geometrical illustrations and sensible images, by which we might fix the results of analysis in our minds.
    -- James Clerk Maxwell

    #Illustration #Mind #Analysis

  • A map of the moon... should be in every geological lecture room; for no where can we have a more complete or more magnificent illustration of volcanic operations. Our sublimest volcanoes would rank among the smaller lunar eminences; and our Etnas are but spitting furnaces.
    -- James Dwight Dana

    #Moon #Volcanoes #Illustration

  • There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.
    -- James Gurney

    #Art #Illustration #Lines

  • First, in the history of words there is much that indicates the history of men, and in comparing the speech of to-day with that ofyears ago, we have a useful illustration of the effect of external influences on the very words of a race.
    -- James Joyce

    #Men #Race #Illustration

  • I've got lots of weird illustrations of me from Japanese fans.
    -- Jamie Bell

    #Illustration #Fans

  • You should know what makes one photo brilliant and another. Why one illustration is instructive and another is banal. Why one blurb is clever and another is trying too hard. Why one video is brilliantly entertaining and another is cheesy. Bottom line: you should want to do great work with a great team-no matter the cost.
    -- Jason Calacanis

    #Clever #Team #Illustration

  • I had the feeling that Sarajevo was the perfect place to shoot the film I wanted to shoot. It is the perfect illustration of purgatory.
    -- Jean-Luc Godard

    #Illustration #Perfect #Feelings

  • The idea was to take fine art and put it into the location of the movie scripts. The script itself is collage - some of the lines come from actual movies and I've written others to make the text work with the found image. In this way, the details of old dead guys' paintings (from the collection of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, where this work will be exhibited in relation to the historical paintings) become illustrations of the movie scripts. I found this mélange of high art and Hollywood amusing.
    -- John Baldessari

    #Art #Museums #Illustration

  • There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
    -- John Conyers

    #Illustration #Law #Nsa

  • A work of art in paint should be beautiful and expressive as abstract colour and form and should not interest us necessarily in any 'story' outside of itself - or else it belongs to the field of illustration.
    -- John F. Carlson

    #Beautiful #Art #Illustration

  • I have been illustrating Tolkien's books ever since I first read them, long before illustration became my profession.
    -- John Howe

    #Book #Illustration #Long

  • The generic Canadian style of illustration is different from the generic American style.
    -- John Kricfalusi

    #Illustration #Style #Different

  • This decision is an illustration that freedom of speech still protects average people sitting on a street corner singing.
    -- John Morrison

    #Illustration #Average #People

  • After all, in both languages we were dealing in large measure not with English and French, but with Scots and Irish, Bretons and Normans ... There could be no more eloquent illustration of the colonial mind-set than a bunch of Celts and Vikings in a distant northern territory insulting each other as les Anglais and the French as if they were the descendants of the people who had subjected and ruined them.
    -- John Ralston Saul

    #Illustration #People #Insulting

  • It is a curious fact that with Through the Looking-Glass the faculty of making book illustrations departed from me. ... I have done nothing in that direction since.
    -- John Tenniel

    #Book #Glasses #Illustration

  • The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
    -- John Wesley Powell

    #Art #Illustration #Speech

  • We may smile at these matters, but they are melancholy illustrations.
    -- Joseph Howe

    #Smile #Illustration #May

  • I don't ever work in a way where something is an illustration of an event, but when something is occurring at the same time I see it as very informed by that.
    -- Julie Mehretu

    #Illustration #Events #Way

  • Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
    -- Kate Adie

    #School #Illustration #Progress

  • The only thing better than a superb collection of spinechilling stories, is a superb collection of spinechilling stories accompanied by equally unsettling illustrations, and in that regard, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example than IN MINT CONDITION: 2013. In reading it, I have discovered writers and artists previously unknown to me who are now very high on my radar, and they should be just as high on yours.
    -- Kealan Patrick Burke

    #Reading #Artist #Illustration

  • If I make a painting, it should be seen for what it's set out to do too. A lot of the things that I do, it's not all art. Some of it's design, some of it's illustration, some of it's graphics, some of it's concept, some of it's business and some of it, hopefully, is art.
    -- Ken Done

    #Art #Illustration #Design

  • The gospel is not just the illustration (even the best illustration) of an idea. It is the story of actions by which the human situation is irreversibly changed.
    -- Lesslie Newbigin

    #Illustration #Ideas #Stories

  • Neither you nor I nor anybody else knows what makes a mathematician tick. It is not a question of cleverness. I know many mathematicians who are far abler than I am, but they have not been so lucky. An illustration may be given by considering two miners. One may be an expert geologist, but he does not find the golden nuggets that the ignorant miner does.
    -- Louis J. Mordell

    #Illustration #Two #Ignorant

  • A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr. Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your print -Reptiles- you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.' I replied, 'Madam, if that's the way you see it, so be it.'
    -- M. C. Escher

    #Crazy #Illustration #Reptiles

  • Be able to draw an illustration as least well enough to get your point across to another person.
    -- Marilyn vos Savant

    #Illustration #Able #Literature

  • Be understood in thy teaching, and instruct to this measure of capacity; precepts and rules are repulsive to a child, but happy illustration winneth him.
    -- Martin Farquhar Tupper

    #Children #Teaching #Illustration

  • I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars.
    -- Mary Ellen Mark

    #Stars #Reality #Illustration

  • Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us.
    -- Matthew Simpson

    #Illustration #Facts #Unseen

  • I was doing illustration work, and the cartooning slowly took over.
    -- Max Cannon


  • I think chemistry is being frittered away by the hairsplitting of the organic chemists; we have new compounds discovered, which scarcely differ from the known ones and when discovered are valueless-very illustrations perhaps of their refinements in analysis, but very little aiding the progress of true science.
    -- Michael Faraday

    #Thinking #Illustration #Progress

  • Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other.
    -- N. C. Wyeth

    #Illustration #Painting

  • In every age states of varying size and constitution and at every level of development have found naval warfare to be one of their most formidable and expensive tasks. Ships have always been large, costly and complicated, and warships much more complicated and costly than any others. Scholars are nowadays inclined to emphasize the power, wealth and sophistication of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and there is not more striking illustration of this than the advanced and elaborate administrative structures of the early English navy.
    -- Nicholas Rodger

    #Illustration #Navy #Age

  • No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
    -- Norman Rockwell

    #Men #Illustration #Feelings

  • In preparing the present volume, it has been the aim of the author to do full justice to the ample material at his command, and, where possible, to make the illustrations tell the main story to anatomists. The text of such a memoir may soon lose its interest, and belong to the past, but good figures are of permanent value. [Justifying elaborate illustrations in his monographs.]
    -- Othniel Charles Marsh

    #Past #Illustration #Justice

  • Modern man receives a large part of his knowledge and general education by way of pictorial impressions, illustrations, photographs, films. Daily newspapers bring more pictures from year to year. In addition, the advertising business operates with optical signals as well as representations. Exhibitions and museums are indeed offspring of this visual hustle.
    -- Otto Neurath

    #Men #Museums #Illustration

  • My father brought me a box of books once when I was about three and a half or four. I remember the carton they were in and the covers with illustrations by Newell C. Wyeth.
    -- Paula Fox

    #Father #Book #Illustration

  • This wild emaciated look appeals to some women, though not to many men, who are seldom seen pinning up a Vogue illustration in a machine shop.
    -- Peg Bracken

    #Men #Illustration #Machines

  • In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures.
    -- Peter Porter

    #Relationship #Illustration #Touching

  • The whole system has been long since swept away, and its records merely remain as illustrations of perverted ingenuity.
    -- Richard A. Proctor

    #Illustration #Long #Records

  • You have to make thousands and thousands of drawings before an illustration is perfected.
    -- Richard MacDonald

    #Illustration #Drawing

  • I was tired of illustration. You'd work so hard on a commission and it would go in to a magazine, and you'd turn the page and it was gone.
    -- Richard MacDonald

    #Tired #Illustration #Magazines

  • The decay of old aristocratic prejudices against greedy speculation, the undermining of orthodox Christian faith (which forbids avarice)... the debauching of agriculture to a gross money-getting concern: these particular aspects of a vast and voracious concentration upon profits are so many illustrations of our sinning confusion of values.
    -- Russell Kirk

    #Christian #Illustration #Agriculture

  • If you cannot be great, be willing to serve God in that which is small. If you cannot do great things for Him, cheerfully do little ones. If you cannot be an Aaron to serve at the altar, or a Moses to guide the tribes, consent to be "a little maid" to Xaaman the Syrian, for the honor of God's prophets, or a little child, for Christ's sake, to be set by Him in the midst of the people, as an illustration of the sweetness of humility.
    -- Samuel Francis Smith

    #Children #Humility #Illustration

  • We're all looking at the people around us, the people who have gone before us who have succeeded in recovery and have long-term sobriety and they are an illustration for us of how good it can be.
    -- Scott Stevens

    #Recovery #Illustration #Long

  • I've learned a lot about stage-managing for illustration. Sometimes you have to delete characters from a scene just to keep from overcrowding the image. I've also learned to making big-scale design decisions early.
    -- Scott Westerfeld

    #Character #Illustration #Design

  • Initially I explored the tension between illustration and fine art when I first encountered miniature painting in my late teens. Championing the formal aspects of the Indo-Persian miniature-painting genre has often been at the core of my practice.
    -- Shahzia Sikander

    #Art #Illustration #Practice

  • We're living in a world where everything moves very quickly. We've become a very visual society, so I think it's a very natural thing that people are captivated with the illustrations in a story.
    -- Stan Lee

    #Moving #Thinking #Illustration

  • All in Dali is indeed contrived, a brilliant illustration of his own psyche as he understands it, as opposed to how it truly may have been.
    -- Wendy Beckett

    #Illustration #Deception #May

  • Quantum theory provides us with a striking illustration of the fact that we can fully understand a connection though we can only speak of it in images and parables.
    -- Werner Heisenberg

    #Illustration #Facts #Connections

  • For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn.
    -- William Banting

    #Horse #Illustration #Hay

  • A story, in which native humour reigns, Is often useful, always entertains; A graver fact, enlisted on your side, May furnish illustration, well applied; But sedentary weavers of long tales Give me the fidgets, and my patience fails.
    -- William Cowper

    #Illustration #Your Side #Giving

  • In the future, readers of newspapers and magazines will probably view news pictures more as illustrations than as reportage, since they can no longer distinguish between a genuine image and one that has been manipulated.
    -- Andy Grundberg

    #Views #Illustration #News

  • British diplomats, constantly exposed to American political-ethical rhetoric, find their professional skills tested to the limits by the need to keep a straight face. For illustrations of what I mean, study the photographs of the expressions worn by Mr Douglas Hurd at any international conference involving all the Western allies.
    -- Conor Cruise O'Brien

    #Mean #Illustration #Expression