A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on art, sculpture, eye, seeing, rhythm, marble, and greek

I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart- throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 22 (1903).

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A Quote by Rita Buchanan on achievement, commitment, control, empowerment, patience, people, persistence, reward, satisfaction, sculpture, vision, and world

[A sheared hedge] . . . "signifies vision, persistence, and patience - qualities we crave in today's world. Yet many people do make the commitment. They create hedges, care for them eagerly, and gain much satisfaction from the process. Why? Perhaps it's because shaping a hedge is the closest most of us will ever come to doing sculpture or erecting a monument, but I think the real reward is more mundane. Shearing is very empowering - it gives you an exhilarating sense of control and achievement. You can stand back afterward and say, look what I've done.

Rita Buchanan

Source: All About Hedges

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on art, manners, men, sculpture, and simplicity

There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on manners, painting, sculpture, and teaching

Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Julia Margaret Cameron on acting, dance, experience, listening, painting, and sculpture

When an actor is in the moment, he or she is engaged in listening for the next right thing creatively. When a painter is painting, he or she may begin with a plan, but that plan is soon surrendered to the painting's own plan. This is often expressed as 'The brush takes the next stroke.' In dance, in composition, in sculpture, the experience is the same: we are more the conduit than the creator of what we express

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on education, sculpture, and soul

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 215 (London), 6 November 1711.

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on art, god, music, painting, poetry, quality, sculpture, and work

The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on potential, sculpture, silence, wisdom, and wit

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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