Choose language

Forgot your password?

Need a Spoofbox account? Create one for FREE!

No subscription or hidden extras



Read through the most famous quotes by topic #humanities

Editors can be stupid at times. They just ignore that author’s intention. I always try to read unabridged editions, so much is lost with cut versions of classic literature, even movies don’t make sense when they are edited too much. I love the longueurs of a book even if they seem pointless because you can get a peek into the author’s mind, a glimpse of their creative soul. I mean, how would people like it if editors came along and said to an artist, ‘Whoops, you left just a tad too much space around that lily pad there, lets crop that a bit, shall we?’. Monet would be ripping his hair out.

E.A. Bucchianeri

#creative-process #creative-reading #creative-thinking #creativity #editing

All men needed to hear their stories told. He was a man, but if he died without telling the story he would be something less than that, an albino cockroach, a louse. The dungeon did not udnerstand the idea of as tory. The dungeon was static, eternal, black and a story needed motion adn tiem and light. He felt his story slipping away from him, beocming inconsequential, ceasing to be. He has no story. There was no story. He was not a man. There was no man here. There was only the dungeon, and the slithering dark.

Salman Rushdie

#medical-humanities #narrative #story #men

إن القرآن لم يذر وسيلة موصلة إلى إنعاش العقل وتحرير الفكر إلا وتذرع بها، فهو إذا تحاكم فإلى العقل، وإذا حاج فبحكم العقل، وإذا سخط فعلى معطلي العقل، وإذا رضي فعن أولي العقل

عبد العزيز جاويش

#religion #religion

She preferred the quiet solitary atmosphere, to create in her own world of paint and colour, the thrill of anticipating how her works would turn out as she eyed the blank sheets of paper or canvas before starting her next masterpiece. How satisfying it was to mess around in paint gear, without having to worry about spills, starch or frills, that was the life!

E.A. Bucchianeri

#artist #artistic #artists #artists-life #arts

In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve.

Stefan Collini

#education-system #humanities #education

Literary art's sudden, startling truth and beauty make us feel, in the most solitary part of us, that we are not alone, and that there are meanings that cannot be bought, sold or traded, that do not decay and die. This socially and economically worthless experience is called transcendence, and you cannot assign a paper, or a grade, or an academic rank, on that. Literature is too sacred to be taught. It needs only to be read.

Lee Siegel

#literature #art

I'd love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities.

Mia Wasikowska

#art history #college #go #history #humanities

If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.

Kurt Vonnegut

#arts-and-humanities #creative-process #writing #art

I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.

David McCullough

#education #father #had #humanities #i

At different times I taught humanities, social sciences and pre-vocational education.

Estelle Morris

#different times #education #humanities #i #sciences

back to top