Childhood is analogous to language learning. It has a biological basis but cannot be realized unless a social environment triggers and nurtures it, that is, has need of it. If a culture is dominated by a medium that requires the segregation of the young in order that they learn unnatural, specialized, and complex skills and attitudes, then childhood, in one form or another, will emerge, articulate and indispensable.
This is why we believe that a well-ordered idea of ecology and professionalism can stem only from art – art in the sense of the sole, revolutionary force, capable of transforming the earth, humanity, the social order etc.. ..Art is, then, a genuinely human medium for revolutionary change in the sense of completing the transformation from a sick world to a healthy one. In my opinion only art is capable of doing it.joseph beuys
The stone in quarries is found to be of different and unlike qualities. In some it is soft... in others it is medium... in still others it is hard as in lava quarries. There are also numerous other kinds: for instance, in Campania , red and black tufas ; in Umbria , Picenum, and Venetia , white tufa which can be cut with a toothed saw like wood.vitruvius
The book is the only medium left that hasn’t been corrupted by the profane.nassim nicholas taleb
If angels rarely appear, it's because we all too often mistake the medium for the Message.
Dress is a form of visual art, a creation of images with the visible self as its medium.
The actualising of God through the medium of the love song remains my prime motivation as an artist.nick cave
Television is a medium, so called because it is neither rare nor well-done.ernie kovacs
Now, since the time of Newton there had been a debate about whether light was a wave---that is, a traveling disturbance in some background medium---or a particle, which travels regardless of the presence of a background medium. The observation of Maxwell that electromagnetic waves must exist and that their speed was identical to that of light ended the debate: light was an electromagnetic wave.lawrence m. krauss
A fancifully fancyless medium of unvarnished news.willard van orman quine
We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.winston churchill
There can be there ought to be no medium course; a love-affair is either sober earnest or contemptible folly, if not wickedness: to gossip about it is, in the first instance, intrusive, unkind, or dangerous; in the second, simply silly.dinah maria mulock
Realistic, naturalistic art had dissembled the medium, using art to conceal art; Modernism used art to call attention to art.Clement Greenberg
STRUCTURE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONTENT IN THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION. It is the same as saying "the medium is the message."abbie hoffman
Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world. Of those three components only one, the medium, is material.hans hofmann
We must appraise civilization in relation to its territory and in relation to its duration. The character of the medium of communication tends to create a bias in civilization favourable to an over-emphasis on the time concept or on the space concept and only at rare intervals are the biases offset by the influence of another medium and stability achieved.harold innis
Poetry is a bad medium for philosophy. Everything in the philosophical poem has to satisfy irreconcilable requirements: for instance, the last demand that we should make of philosophy (that it be interesting) is the first we make of a poem; the philosophical poet has an elevated and methodical, but forlorn and absurd air as he works away at his flying tank, his sewing-machine that also plays the piano.Randall Jarrell
I think every once in a while I feel the need to break my medium... if I have been doing a very large painting I like to drop into something in small scale. It is a challenge to go into this size. It is just to hold my own interest, and then each media has its own conditions.lee krasner
...in a visual medium, a comics format ... the writer works for the artist, in the same that the writer in a movie works for the director.
The viewer is a 'co-producer" of the comics text at a level of involvement and intensity just through the nature of the medium itself.
There is no question that advertising is an art, and manipulation is the art of advertising through the medium of the tape.
That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted.
Truly nation is Ashvamedha, hence perform yajna to integrate , to unite the nation through the medium of Ashvamedha. This usage has a hidden meaning - perform yajna with valour and intellect .