My work comes from the experience of crowds, injustice, and aggression ... I feel an affinity for art when it was made a form of existence, like when shamans worked in the territory between men and unknown powers ... I try to bewitch the crowd.
Are all men in disguise except those crying?
At 66 Sandringham Crescent
an upright piano was being eased down
a long flight of stairs by three men
all wearing off-white overalls.
Backward, staccato, two stepped
till the taller of the two men
began to collapse in slow
slow slow motion
and the piano
to the hallway's rising floor
crashing its memories of music:
simple tunes such as 3 Blind Mice,
as well as great meaningful sonatas
of profundity and faraway,
into a scattered anarchic jigsaw
of free-loving volatile
till the stricken piano
lost its memory entirely.
After the ambulance arrived (too late)
one removal man lit a cigarette
and sensing the wide-awake stare
of the householder
tapped the grey ash, with great delicacy,
into the cupped hollow of his left hand.
All of the men on my staff can type.
The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
A government of laws, and not of men.
The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
Marriage is the price men pay for sex; sex is the price women pay for marriage.
Women's faults are many
Men have only two:
Everything they say
And everything they do.
Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.
Wicked men obey for fear; good men, from love.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
Money is dead men's bones and dead men's souls. The money that men make lives after them.
Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
I am a manhe told her,
and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.
Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them apart.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Never trust men with short legs. Brains too near their bottoms.
Men are like plants; the goodness and flavour of the fruit proceeds from the peculiar soil and exposition in which they grow.
I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets ... If it had not been for the men and women who, in the past, have had the moral courage to go to jail, we would still be in the jungles.
Here's the rule for bargains:Do other men, for they would do you.That's the true business precept.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
It is difficulties that show what men are.
Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women.
A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
A company needs smart young men with the imagination and the guts to turn everything upside down if they can. It also needs old figures to keep them from turning upside down those things that ought to be rightside up.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.... And when you realize the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
Only a dad but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him,
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.
Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
Success is power; because it maketh reputation of wisdom, or good fortune; which makes men either fear him or rely on him.
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad.
I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men, and his aversion to lean ones.
Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.
Each in his place, by right, not grace,
Shall rule his heritage -
The men who simply do the work
For which they draw the wage.
I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I know)
are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
It is a common fault of men not to reckon on storms in fair weather.
It is better to be impetuous than circumspect. Experience shows that (fortune) is more often subdued by men who do this than by those who act coldly.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
Nearly all men die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.
I do not care very much what men say of me, provided that God approves of me.
Experience! Wise men do not need it.
Experience! Idiots do not heed it.
There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
For the whole Earth is the Sepulchre of famous men; and their story is not graven only on Stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
For one man is my world of all the men
This wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
There is no good father, that's the rule. Don't lay the blame on men but on the bond of paternity, which is rotten. To beget children, nothing better; to have them, what iniquity!
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
If men had to have babies they would only ever have one each.
'Tis an old maxim in the schools,
That Vanity's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to taste a bit.
Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.
In the old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and are not.
A few yes men may be born, but mostly they are made. Fear is a great breeder of them.
When two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.