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Claude Monet Quotes
French - Artist November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926


Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Claude Monet

Try to forget what objects you have before you - a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, 'Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,' and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.
Claude Monet

My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
Claude Monet

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Claude Monet

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
Claude Monet

Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.
Claude Monet

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
Claude Monet

My life has been nothing but a failure.
Claude Monet

I have never had a studio, and I do not understand shutting oneself up in a room. To draw, yes; to paint, no.
Claude Monet

Finally here is a beautiful day, a superb sun like at Giverny. So I worked without stopping, for the tide at this moment is just as I need it for several motifs. This has bucked me up a bit.
Claude Monet

I am installed in a fairylike place. I do not know where to poke my head; everything is superb, and I would like to do everything, so I use up and squander lots of color, for there are trials to be made.
Claude Monet

I will do water - beautiful, blue water.
Claude Monet

I have always worked better alone and from my own impressions.
Claude Monet

It is extraordinary to see the sea; what a spectacle! She is so unfettered that one wonders whether it is possible that she again become calm.
Claude Monet

I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.
Claude Monet

Among the seascapes, I am doing the regattas of Le Havre with many figures on the beach and the outer harbor covered with small sails.
Claude Monet

I am working, but when one has ceased to do seascape, it is the devil afterward - very difficult; it changes at every instant, and here the weather varies several times in the same day.
Claude Monet

I do have a dream, a painting, the baths of La Grenouillere for which I've done a few bad rough sketches, but it is a dream. Renoir, who has just spent two months here, also wants to do this painting.
Claude Monet

I was definitely born under an evil star. I have just been thrown out of the inn where I was staying, naked as a worm.
Claude Monet

I pass my time in the open air on the beach when it is really heavy weather or when the boats go out fishing.
Claude Monet

For a long time, I have hoped for better days, but alas, today it is necessary for me to lose all hope. My poor wife suffers more and more. I do not think it is possible to be any weaker.
Claude Monet

Etretat is becoming more and more amazing. Now is the real moment: the beach with all its fine boats; it is superb, and I am enraged not to be more skillful in rendering all this. I would need two hands and hundreds of canvases.
Claude Monet

There, the grand lines of mountain and sea are admirable, and apart from the exotic vegetation that is here, Monte Carlo is certainly the most beautiful spot of the entire coast: the motifs there are more complete, more picturelike, and consequently easier to execute.
Claude Monet


Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes
Indian - Leader November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964


Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharlal Nehru

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
Jawaharlal Nehru

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A theory must be tempered with reality.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
Jawaharlal Nehru

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
Jawaharlal Nehru

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
Jawaharlal Nehru

I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Jawaharlal Nehru

To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Every little thing counts in a crisis.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Great causes and little men go ill together.
Jawaharlal Nehru

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
Jawaharlal Nehru

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
Jawaharlal Nehru


Aaron Copland Quotes
American - Composer November 14, 1900 - February 2, 1990

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Aaron Copland

A melody is not merely something you can hum.
Aaron Copland

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland

You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
Aaron Copland

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'
Aaron Copland

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
Aaron Copland

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
Aaron Copland


Marya Mannes Quotes
American - Journalist November 14, 1904 - 1990

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.
Marya Mannes

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
Marya Mannes

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
Marya Mannes

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
Marya Mannes

It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.
Marya Mannes

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
Marya Mannes

Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier.
Marya Mannes

If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
Marya Mannes

It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
Marya Mannes

In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.
Marya Mannes

By the age of fifty, you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth.
Marya Mannes

Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow The faucet leak, and learn to leave them so.
Marya Mannes

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.
Marya Mannes

In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Marya Mannes

I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of their power not only to reflect but to mold society.
Marya Mannes

For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves.
Marya Mannes


Sherwood Schwartz Quotes
American - Producer November 14, 1916 - July 12, 2011

'Rescue From Gilligan's Island' was the first of the so-called reunion shows on the networks, getting a 54 share. With numbers like that, everybody else started to have reunion shows.
Sherwood Schwartz

A lot of people say television holds up a mirror to life, and that's why you see all the drug busts and the killings and the seamier side of life. I personally take the view that it's not sufficient to portray only negative role models. It's not enough to say 'no' to drugs. What do you say 'yes' to?
Sherwood Schwartz

I own all the characters I created, thanks to the Writers Guild, so nobody can do anything without me. The way it works is: If the copyright owners instigate a project, like the movie, then I get a fee as creator. If I instigate a project, like the musical, I pay a percentage to the copyright owners.
Sherwood Schwartz

It wasn't Ginger's Island, it was Gilligan's Island.
Sherwood Schwartz

If you study both 'Gilligan' and 'Brady,' you will see they are based on a similar philosophy: that it's possible for different kinds of people to learn to live together, either in a family or stuck on an island with no escape.
Sherwood Schwartz

I don't like it to be compared to 'Survivor.' The idea of 'Survivor' is to kill each other off to win the prize. There's no killing in Gilligan's Island.
Sherwood Schwartz

As a man who tried to explain in his own way that people have to learn to get along with each other. I did it with comedy because that's what I'm familiar with, and I think it's more acceptable to tell it in comedy form. But that's how I'd like to be remembered.
Sherwood Schwartz

When you say the name Gilligan, you know who that is. If a show is good, if it's written well, you should be able to erase the names of the characters saying the lines and still be able to know who said it. If you can't do that, the show will fail.
Sherwood Schwartz

I honestly think I could sit down and write a show tonight that the critics would love, and I know it would be canceled within four weeks. I know what the critics love. We write and produce for people, not for critics.
Sherwood Schwartz

I think writers have become hypnotised by the number of jokes on the page at the expense of character.
Sherwood Schwartz

I was creator and executive producer of 'The Brady Bunch' on TV. The stage version was done by others, but it was a repeat of the old scripts. The 'Gilligan' musical is a completely original work with all seven characters and 18 original songs.
Sherwood Schwartz

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