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73 Smithson Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Nature is never finished. Nature is never finished. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Hey, watch it! You almost hit me in the head! Hey, watch it! You almost hit me in the head! — L.R.W. Lee
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: One's mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear One's mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear away abstract banks, brain waves undermine cliffs of thought, ideas decompose into stones of unknowing, and conceptual crystallizations break apart into deposits of gritty reason. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development. Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising. Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content. Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Please don't say any more, you're scaring me. - Andy Smithson Please don't say any more, you're scaring me. - Andy SmithsonL.R.W. Lee
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Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: You make time for what is important to you. - Glaucin You make time for what is important to you. - Glaucin — L.R.W. Lee
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things. Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words. An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum. Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Photographs are the results of a diminution of solar energy, and the camera is an Photographs are the results of a diminution of solar energy, and the camera is an entropic machine for recording gradual loss of light. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Noon-day sunshine cinema-ized the site, turning the bridge and the river into an over-exposed picture. Noon-day sunshine cinema-ized the site, turning the bridge and the river into an over-exposed picture. Photographing it with my Instamatic 400 was like photographing a photograph. The sun became a monstrous light-bulb that projected a detached series of stills through my Instamatic into my eye. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. There is something abominable about cameras, because they possess the power to invent many worlds. As an artist who has been lost in this wilderness of mechanical reproduction for many years, I do not know which world to start with. I have seen fellow artists driven to the point of frenzy by photography. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem. Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem. — Robert Smithson
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Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: You control whether you are happy. It's all your narrative and you can change it You control whether you are happy. It's all your narrative and you can change it if you choose to. - L. R. W. Lee Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury — L.R.W. Lee
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Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Let's face it, the human eye is clumsy, sloppy, and unintelligible when compared to the Let's face it, the human eye is clumsy, sloppy, and unintelligible when compared to the camera's eye. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into Art history is less explosive than the rest of history, so it sinks faster into the pulverized regions of time. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Establish enigmas, not explanations. Establish enigmas, not explanations. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The word 'color' means at its origin to 'cover' or 'hide.' Matter eats up light The word 'color' means at its origin to 'cover' or 'hide.' Matter eats up light and 'covers' it with a confusion of color. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Give it a minute or two for the weaction to begin. Give it a minute or two for the weaction to begin. — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Why demand ye of me where the land of Oomaldee lies? Did they do the Why demand ye of me where the land of Oomaldee lies? Did they do the same of C.S. Lewis and his Narnia? — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Where's your trident? I've only seen mermen with a trident that looks like a pitchfork," Where's your trident? I've only seen mermen with a trident that looks like a pitchfork," asked Alden.
"New technology. I upgraded last year to a disc implanted under the skin in my right hand. I don't miss having to carry that clumsy thing. Kept dropping it. — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Remember when you told your sister how scared you were of monsters under your bed? Remember when you told your sister how scared you were of monsters under your bed? Hah. Hah! She scared you good when she hid under there and jumped out when you got up to go pee after the lights were turned off that night! — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By James Smithson: The particle and the planet are subject to the same laws and what is learned The particle and the planet are subject to the same laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other. — James Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: A camera is wild in just about anybody's hands, therefore one must set limits. But A camera is wild in just about anybody's hands, therefore one must set limits. But cameras have a life of their own. Cameras care nothing about cults or isms. They are indifferent mechanical eyes, ready to devour anything in sight. They are lenses of the unlimited reproduction. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: I happen to believe that one's success comes only from responsibility, diligence and dignity. - I happen to believe that one's success comes only from responsibility, diligence and dignity. - King Hercalon V, King of Oomaldee — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void. Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Take courage. You do not yet see your own abilities because you have never been Take courage. You do not yet see your own abilities because you have never been tested. You have never demonstrated to yourself or anyone all that you can do. Put your fears aside and trust that you can succeed in the challenges that lie ahead. - King Hercalon IV, Former King of Oomaldee — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: One day the photograph is going to become even more important than it is now One day the photograph is going to become even more important than it is now ... But I am not particularly an advocate of the photograph. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Great ... So neither of us knows anything about dragons ... We're so going to Great ... So neither of us knows anything about dragons ... We're so going to die! — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got a hold of them. As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison that is out of their control. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The memory of what is not may be better than the amnesia of what is. The memory of what is not may be better than the amnesia of what is. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: For many artists the universe is expanding; for some it is contracting. For many artists the universe is expanding;
for some it is contracting. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere, and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize the eye. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: I know this sounds weird, but you saved my life. I know this sounds weird, but you saved my life. — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: History is a facsimile of events held together by finally biographical information. History is a facsimile of events held together by finally biographical information. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: This is not about you," reminded the inneru.I know ... thought Andy. It's about all This is not about you," reminded the inneru.
I know ... thought Andy. It's about all the people in the Land of Oomaldee. It is about the King, Mermin, Alden, Marta, Hans and everyone I've come to love here.
"You don't usually think about others first," replied his inneru.
Maybe this is my chance to change that. — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Why do you care for them?"I think it's because I feel loved. I feel like Why do you care for them?
"I think it's because I feel loved. I feel like they understand me." - Andy SmithsonL.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories. Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The names of minerals and the minerals themselves do not differ from each other, because The names of minerals and the minerals themselves do not differ from each other, because at the bottom of both the material and the print is the beginning of an abysmal number of fissures. Words and rocks contain a language that follows a syntax of splits and ruptures. Look at any word long enough and you will see it open up into a series of faults, into a terrain of particles each containing its own void. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: Emily Ferrin." The sovereign glanced about, as if expecting objections. When none came he continued, Emily Ferrin." The sovereign glanced about, as if expecting objections. When none came he continued, "Three years ago she married a man named Fred Smithson. They live in a different land, the land of LakeHillsTexas. They have a one-year-old daughter, Madison. My sources tell me Emily wants to have another child." "You're going outside the bounds of Oomaldee? This is crazy! How'd she even get there?" fired Sine Ster. — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical. Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered by the New York City skyline. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By James Smithson: Every man is a valuable member of society, who, by his observations, researches, and experiments, Every man is a valuable member of society, who, by his observations, researches, and experiments, procures knowledge for men, — James Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an idea in somebody's head. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: As long as cameras are around no artist will be free of bewilderment. As long as cameras are around no artist will be free of bewilderment. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By James Smithson: It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil. — James Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: The slurbs, urban sprawl, and the infinite number, of housing developments of the postwar boom The slurbs, urban sprawl, and the infinite number, of housing developments of the postwar boom have contributed to the architecture of entropy. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: It's like the end of the day where you feel nothing has been achieved and It's like the end of the day where you feel nothing has been achieved and you're in a hurry to get the day over with so you can start the next one. You tell yourself you're going to do lots of positive things. But the next day is just like the one before. Sometimes it goes on for weeks. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification. The power of a word lies in the Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification. The power of a word lies in the very inadequacy of the context it is placed, in the unresolved or partially resolved tension of disparates. A word fixed or a statement isolated without any decorative or 'cubist' visual format, becomes a perception of similarity in dissimilars - in short a paradox. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Language should be an ever developing procedure and not an isolated occurrence. Language should be an ever developing procedure and not an isolated occurrence. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought. Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: You're not crazy. And yes, cow farts chase the fog away. The only problem is You're not crazy. And yes, cow farts chase the fog away. The only problem is the smell. — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By L.R.W. Lee: But Dad! It really did happen! I was transported to a Laboratory in an old But Dad! It really did happen! I was transported to a Laboratory in an old stone castle and there was a wizard in blue robes with a floppy hat and ... — L.R.W. Lee
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues. Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By James Smithson: It is in knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness. It is in knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness. — James Smithson
Smithson Sayings By John Love: Foord had insisted that their infrequent meals on the Bridge should be taken together, and Foord had insisted that their infrequent meals on the Bridge should be taken together, and defied any of the humans to object. Rather to his annoyance none of them had, although his liberal gesture did irritate Thahl and Smithson: they both found humans' eating conventions unsettling, though for different reasons, and would have preferred to eat alone. — John Love
Smithson Sayings By Vik Muniz: My first reaction to finding Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty in a book was, Wow, what My first reaction to finding Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty in a book was, Wow, what a great photograph! I could not believe that someone had gone to so much trouble just to end up with a picture. — Vik Muniz
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Ryan Smithson: The way our efforts are shunned, at first we don't care. In a way it The way our efforts are shunned, at first we don't care. In a way it makes us proud. It's humility. And selfless service is truly selfless if you're never recognized. — Ryan Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence. — Robert Smithson
Smithson Sayings By Robert Smithson: Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art . — Robert Smithson