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Brush Strokes Quotes


"My strokes just weren't there." - Novak Djokovic

"Different strokes, for different folks." - Sly Stone

"Different strokes for different folks." - Proverbs

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "crisis." One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity." - Richard M. Nixon

"My brush-strokes start in nothing and they end in nothing, and in-between you find the image." - Karel Appel

"Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks." - John Lyly

"Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes." - William Shakespeare

"I always want to make Strokes records and play Strokes shows." - Julian Casablancas

"How much of your life can you account for? My life is a collage of unaccounted for brush strokes; I am all random"." - John Guare

"They were wrestling with canvases, using violent colors and huge brush strokes. I arrived with gray, silent, sober, oppressed paintings. One critic said they were paintings that thought." - Antoni Tapies

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word crisis. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity." - John F Kennedy

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger-but recognize the opportunity." - John F Kennedy

"Effective visions are lived in details, not broad strokes." - Tom Peters

"Thunder on! Stride on! Democracy. Strike with vengeful strokes." - Walt Whitman

"Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes." - Carly Fiorina

"The mind paints before the brush." - James Ellis

"Grain is the brush stroke of photography." - Constantine Manos

"Rhetoric paints with a broad brush." - George Carlin

"Jesus will brush aside your inabilities." - Bill Vaughan

"I should brush my hair more." - Anna Chancellor

"I've learned to brush off many things." - Katrina Bowden

"Daft as a brush? I'm daft, but I'm not daft as a brush!" - Paul Gascoigne

"Everybody has a direct view of the person "behind" the art, so there is going to be a certain amount of awareness of who is making songs. But I like paintings where you can see the brush-strokes." - Jeffrey Lewis

"Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new." - Donald Judd

"The Strokes can play anything. They could play 'Thriller,' and it would just sound like 'Thriller' as played by the Strokes." - Julian Casablancas

"Light is my brush. Film is my canvas." - Steve Coleman

"Our fans have been branded with the same brush" - Ron Atkinson

"Dreams form the bristles of the artist's brush." - Arshile Gorky

"wash the brush, just beats the devil out of it" - Bob Ross

"Brush up your Shakespeare, Start quoting him now." - Cole Porter

"I'm not attacking liberals with a broad brush." - Howard Dean

"When you brush your teeth, I'll squeeze the toothpaste." - Julie Garwood

"I'm always having to be told to brush my hair." - Lena Dunham

"Swing a bigger brush - you don't know what you're missing." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

"I love Facebook. I could brush my teeth with Facebook." - Isaiah Washington

"Real painters understand with a brush in their hand." - Berthe Morisot

"Brush up your Shakespeare, Start quoting him now, Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow." - Cole Porter

"Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak." - William Shakespeare

"Strokes are preventable and treatable. Prompt treatment of patients experiencing stroke saves lives and reduces disability." - Charles W Pickering

"Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water sings the pebbles into perfection." - Rabindranath Tagore

"I think the best post-breakup album is The Strokes' first album. It's just fun." - Patrick Carney

"I liked 'Diff'rent Strokes' up until about the last three or four years. I was bored." - Gary Coleman

"The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness." - Julia Ward Howe

"Alaskans are basically 'leave me alone' type people who respect and embrace different strokes." - Bill Oreilly

"Is as if the music is another character or as if it was a part of this great opera. I also through about this project as a structure or as a sculpture made out of colors, rhythm, characters, and brush strokes, but with every single one of these always supporting one another." - Alex Abreu

"In terms of the pilot, you have to introduce a lot of characters in a very short period of time, and you have to paint with slightly broad brush strokes because you just need to give an audience an idea of who these people might be." - Jack Davenport

"For a long time I didn't want to do a solo thing, but there comes a point where everyone else is going outside of The Strokes and The Strokes filtering process." - Julian Casablancas

"I'd rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it's probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased." - Jack Nicklaus

"The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Different strokes for different folks." - Clarence Darrow

"Though she had counted the strokes of every hour since midnight, Mrs. Eveleth had no thought of going to bed." - Anonymous

"Little strokes fell great oaks." - Benjamin Franklin

"We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort." - William James

"I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far." - Ajay Naidu

"I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser." - Arnold Palmer

"I have a tip that will take five strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser." - Arnold Palmer

"Anyone who is drawn in broad strokes either negatively or positively is generally not very interesting to play." - Annette Bening

"You know some of the people in The Strokes, yeah, their parents had success - but we didn't live like yuppies." - Julian Casablancas

"I am opposed to heart attacks and cancer and strokes the way I am opposed to sin." - Mary Lasker

"If you take 67 brush fires times 10 years, that's almost 700 right there. Those brush fires are incredibly dangerous, all those homes going down proved that." - Joseph Wambaugh

"I use a little brush only for really small details. Over the years, I've started to use a much larger brush." - Anthony Browne

"After I brush on my moisturizer, I'll dip the same brush into foundation and mix it with the lotion to make tinted moisturizer." - Bobbi Brown

"If you can't move your brush good, just move your face." - Jenna Marbles

"A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness." - Joan Miro

"Movies are a medium of expression like a symphony orchestra...or a painter's brush and canvas." - Walt Disney

"You can't beat everyone up all the time with the same brush" - Steve Claridge

"I merely feel emptyness. A hollow of dead brush where flowers use to bloom." - Suzanne Collins

"No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on" - J Cole

"A hair in the head is worth two in the brush." - Oliver Herford

"Brush teeth. Wash hair. Rule undead world with an iron fist." - Jeaniene Frost

"It's the pleasure of picking up the brush and seeing what happens." - Henry Miller

"I still have to remind myself to brush my hair and look socially acceptable." - Holland Roden

"We have our brush and colors - paint Paradise and in we go." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"The hawthorn-brush, with seats beneath the shade For talking age and whispering lovers made!" - Oliver Goldsmith

"You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint the paradise, then in you go." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"... We brush aside all scales not our own, as if they were follies or delusions." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"O, how much simpler things would be If eyes could paint or brush could see." - Robert Breault

"Just as the painter thinks with his brush and paints the novelist thinks with his story." - W Somerset Maugham

"Got some, dirt on my shoulder, could you brush it off for me?" - Jay-Z

"A brush of kindness can paint a smile on a face." - Robert M. Hensel

"Do not draw before you paint, it will restrict your brush." - Toni Onley

"I am an artist. The track is my canvas, and the car is my brush." - Graham Hill

"A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better." - Paulo Coelho

"Today I had a strange warning. I felt the wind of insanity brush my mind." - Charles Baudelaire

"We all make mistakes, as the hedgehog said as he climbed off the scrubbing brush" - Anne Sullivan Macy

"The more you paint the more fluent you are with your brush." - Igor Babailov

"I'm so excited-I think today I'm going to brush all my teeth." - Woody Allen

"I am a brush, the car is my track and the artist my canvas" - Damon Hill

"It's nice when you can tell stories that brush up against the world we live in." - Peter Gallagher

"Turn the damn tap off when you brush your teeth - Aargh!" - Claudia Black

"What people say doesn't really matter. It's best to just brush it off and move on." - Teresa Giudice

"You don't have to brush your teeth - just the ones you want to keep." - Anonymous

"O, how much simpler things would be If eyes could paint or brush could see." - Robert Brault

"You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"I put fruit on top of my waffles, because I want something to brush off." - Mitch Hedberg

"Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigues, I have had my vision." - Virginia Woolf

"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." - Dorothy Parker

"The more successful paintings just fall off the brush. The less successful ones take longer." - Toni Onley

"A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army." - Orson Welles

"Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart." - Mort Walker

"I brush my teeth with a Sonicare toothbrush before every show." - David Copperfield

"With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour." - Theodore Gericault

"On the canvas of life, Every sweep of the brush matters, Counts for something..." - Scott Hastie

"Having been through the muck and mire, I've had my own brush with bad choices." - Michael K Williams

"A hair in the head is worth two in the brush." - William Hazlitt

"You'd have to be daft as a brush to say you didn't like Pink Floyd." - John Lydon

"Each moment of your life is a brush stroke in the painting of your growing career. There are the bold, sweeping strokes of one increasing, dynamic purpose. There are the lights and shadows that make your life deep and strong. There are the little touches that add the stamp of character and worth. The art of achievement is the art of making life-your life-a masterpiece." - Wilferd Peterson

"I do work hard at trying to find the right expression for something, which might be like finding the right image - choosing not only the right words but down to the right number of lines. I remember being in Maine once at Colby College with Alex Katz. It houses hundreds of his works. There was a painting of just one seagull against a blue sky. I was admiring it and Alex said, "45 brush strokes exactly."" - David Salle

"Good words are better than bad strokes." - William Shakespeare

"At the same time that I'm finding the color world I want, I'm also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves." - Chuck Close

"We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead." - William James

"Great strokes make not sweete musick." - George Herbert

"Programming is similar to a game of golf. The point is not getting the ball in the hole but how many strokes it takes." - Harlan Mills

"Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes." - William Shakespeare

"The real way to enjoy playing golf is to take pleasure not in the score, but in the execution of strokes." - Bobby Jones

"When I was in college in Philly, there was a lot of post-punks... hardcore... like, rock. Sixties, retro, proto-Strokes kind of bands." - Tim Heidecker

"The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes." - David Rockefeller

"When I was in college in Philly, there was a lot of post-punks hardcore like, rock. Sixties, retro, proto-Strokes kind of bands." - Tim Heidecker

"The brush is a more powerful and rapid tool than the point or the stump... the main thing that the brush secures is the instant grasp of the grand construction of a figure." - Thomas Eakins

"In the brush doing what it is doing, it will stumble on what one could not do by oneself." - Robert Motherwell

"Its far easier to brush off death if the death in question seems impossible or improbable as a personal threat." - Jennifer Armintrout

"They linger near the back door, forehead to forehead and curved like statues as their lips whisper and brush together." - Lisa McMann

"All I did was to look at what the universe showed me, to let my brush bear witness to it." - Claude Monet

"The memories will be so thick that the outfielders will have to brush them away from their faces." - W P Kinsella

"Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Sleep is no longer a healing bath, a recuperation of vital forces, but an oblivion, a nightly brush with annihilation." - J M Coetzee

"Painting a line across canvas with a brush is similar to the motion of a wave breaking." - Mary Heilmann

"Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting." - Bob Ross

"The one thing I always do is I always brush my teeth before I play. I don't know why." - Alex Gaskarth

"Rock & roll is like a painting. Can great paintings still be done? It depends on who holds the brush." - Patti Smith

"Brush and ink are only servants of thoughts and emotion. They should follow your emotion and change with the emotion." - Wu Guanzhong

"Your thoughts are like the artist's brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in." - Sydney Banks

"I think I brush the surface of being involved politically with the issues and the personalities in the news." - Constance Zimmer

"I was always musical - yelling when I was a baby, singing into a brush and singing in the shower." - Susan Boyle

"It's far easier to brush off death if the death in question seems impossible or improbable as a personal threat." - Jennifer Armintrout

"I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush." - Criss Jami

"I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the 'Mona Lisa' with a two-inch brush." - Bob Ross

"You can only generate ideas when you put pencil to paper, brush to canvas... when you actually do something physical." - Twyla Tharp

"My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness." - Janine Turner

"Those who brush off the Biblical accounts as "ancient fiction" and "legends" only reveal their ignorance of these archaeological discoveries." - Charlie Campbell

"If you've ever had a brush with cancer, you're always thinking a pain might be something serious." - Ann Jillian

"In the '70s, anybody who was a connoisseur of collecting vinyl had the velvet brush. Remember the velvet brush? It would clean the record, and you would only grab the record from the sides and you would carefully slide it into the jacket. I never had a velvet brush." - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

"Writing is not a series of strokes, but space, divided into characteristic shapes by strokes." - Gerrit Noordzij

"Most of the films I myself like don't do very well. Every director, he has a choice, whether to go for subtlety and try to articulate every minute detail, or to go for the broad strokes and hope that the people will fill in between the lines. I tend to go for the broader strokes." - Sylvester Stallone

"It's valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been influenced by some of the same bands. But it's invalid in the sense that we listen to the Strokes and try to sounds like them. I think that they are a good band." - Joanna Newsom

"Naked I came into the world, but brush strokes cover me, language raises me, music rhythms me. Art is my rod and staff, my resting place and shield, and not mine only, for art leaves nobody out. Even those from whom art has been stolen away by tyranny, by poverty, begin to make it again. If the arts did not exist, at every moment, someone would begin to create them, in song, out of dust and mud, and although the artifacts might be destroyed, the energy that creates them is not destroyed." - Jeanette Winterson

"It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune." - Michel De Montaigne

"One of Cezanne's unfinished paintings... appears to be a completed work even though only a few strokes of paint have been put down. My methods are similar... I expect each of my paintings to appear whole in every stage." - Christopher Willard

"Sometimes one sees people butter their slices of bread with long, slow, admiring strokes in the same way in which Tom Sawyer's friends whitewashed the fence. Never butter an entire slice of bread at one time ..." - Mary Elizabeth Clark

"Take nine strokes off your score. Skip the last hole." - Bob Hope



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