Friday, October 31, 2008

The Reason for Buying

"When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!" ~ Christian Cardell Corbet

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ART IS A RIVER

"Art is a living river that runs through our time and will run on as long as art is created and appreciated. To purchase a painting is to take a dipper full of the river home to constantly be refreshed with the energy of life." ~ Stewart Turcotte

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Art Ownership

"To own a piece of work done by an artist is to possess one of their facets; one of the windows of their life." ~ David Dory

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why Buy Art?

"Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it enhances your life." ~ Dan Fear

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Art Lover

"The man who has honesty, integrity, the love of inquiry, the desire to see beyond, is ready to appreciate good art. He needs no one to give him an 'Art Education'; he is already qualified. He needs but to see pictures with his active mind, look into them for the things that belong to him, and he will find soon enough in himself an art connoisseur and an art lover of the first order." ~ Robert Henri

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Closer to Heaven

"Don't be surprised if you find me sitting in one of the rooms with a cup of coffee, staring at a wall. I'm just looking at a picture, and I'm closer to heaven than I'll ever be in my life." ~ Jack Warner

Saturday, October 25, 2008

UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE

"As a collector, you will discover that surrounding yourself with art can enrich not only your visual experiences, but instill a sense of vitality to your life and uplift your soul." ~ Sylvia White

Friday, October 24, 2008

Art Collecting

"Art should not be purchased to fill a space on a wall nor to match the color of your drapes, but to fill an emotional space in your heart." ~ Tommy Thompson

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not A Painting, It's A Voice

"To love a painting is to feel that this presence is... not an object but a voice." ~ Andre Malraux

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Collecting Art

"Collecting at its best is very far from mere acquisitiveness; it may become one of the most humanistic of occupations, seeking to illustrate by the assembling of significant reliques, the march of the human spirit in its quest for beauty." ~ Arthur Davison Ficke

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Art as a Collectible

"The brilliance of art as a collectible is that it has a way of reaching out on an emotional level. It touches on mystery, even spirituality." ~ Robert Genn

Monday, October 20, 2008

Art Collectors

"The longer you spend working on something – loving it into being almost ;
the more you get attached. It's silly, but you do hope they go to good homes. " ~ Anne Desmet

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Merchandising

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal, that you can gather votes like box tops - is... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process." ~ Adlai Stevenson

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Political Parties

"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Political Field

"All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field." ~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wisdom

"Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom." ~ Plato, The Republic

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Philosophy

"We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy." ~ Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Punishment

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." ~ Plato

Monday, October 13, 2008

Voting

"Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against." ~ W.C. Fields

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Politicians

"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason." ~ Author Unknown

Saturday, October 11, 2008

BEST MAN

"We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate." ~ Frank McKinney

Friday, October 10, 2008

Right and Wrong

"Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong." ~ Richard Armour

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Master Vs. Servant

"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant." ~ Charles de Gaulle

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Politics

Politics, n: [Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"] ~ Larry Hardiman

Monday, October 6, 2008

Admiration

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead." ~ Leo Rosten

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The President

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." ~ Clarence Darrow

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Promise

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river." ~ Nikita Khrushchev

Friday, October 3, 2008

Separation

"Politics - I don't know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together." ~ Sean O'Casey

Thursday, October 2, 2008

U.S. Congressmen

"There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Conservative

"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time." ~ Alfred E. Wigga