The private ownership of great art, its seclusion from the general view of men and women, let alone from that of interested amateurs and scholars, is a curious business. The literal disappearance of a Turner or a Van Gogh into some Middle Eastern or Latin-American bank vault to be kept as investment and collateral, the sardonic decision of a Greek shipping tycoon to put an incomparable El Greco on his yacht, where it hangs at persistent risk — these are phenomena that verge on vandalism.
Bij natuurkunde heb je een beetje van alles wat: je moet goed zijn in puzzelen, maar je moet ook grote lijnen kunnen zien, belangrijke dingen van onbelangrijke dingen kunnen scheiden, snel nieuwe stof in je kunnen opnemen en snel in een voordracht of artikel de essentie kunnen zien.carlo beenakker
During my youth, I was fascinated by the colors of van Goth's paintingsjoseph pisani
My old man said,'Follow the van, Don't dilly-dally on the way!' Off went the cart with the home packed in it, I walked behind with my old cock linnet. But I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied, Lost the van and don't know where to roam. You can't trust the'specials' like the old time 'coppers' When you can't find your way home.Charles Collins
We were considering him (Ruud van Nistelrooy) and Francis Jeffers and, in the end, we went for Jeffers.arsène wenger
"All honor to him who shall win the prize," The world has cried for a thousand years; But to him who tries, and who fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears. Give glory and honor and pitiful tears To all who fail in their deeds sublime; Their ghosts are many in the van of years, They were born with Time in advance of Time.joaquin miller
Those things are inextricable bound up in my mind, with words I make an image and vice versa.jan theuninck
Piet van Oostrum : I find this a nice feature but it is not according to the documentation. Or is it a BUG? Larry Wall : Let's call it an accidental feature.larry wall
In that vast march, the van forgets the rear; the individual is lost; and yet the multitude is many individuals. He faints and falls and dies; man is forgotten; but still mankind move on, still worlds revolve, and the will of God is done in earth and heaven.
Gonzo: Hey, Kermit, are you busy?
Kermit: Yes, Gonzo, but I can give you my ear for a minute.
Gonzo: What would I do with your ear?
Kermit: [exasperated] van Gogh impressions.
I loved moustaches. I used to draw myself with one. When I was 14, I was really into war and van Gogh.billy childish
For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you are a wise man, van Helsing.garrett fort
I'm not worrying about my Irish past. What has my Celtic blood ever done for me but give me a restless and unstable mind that gives me no rest in anything I do? Damn the Shan van Vocht, and the ancestors that went to Sassenach gallows for her, and damn the Irish and damn the black Milesian blood in my veins that makes me like drift-wood fighting the waves and gives me no peace or rest waking or sleeping or riding or dreaming or traveling or wooing, drunken or sober, with hunger or slumber on me.robert e. howard
Dick van Dyke was older than me and I was playing his dad.lionel jeffries
The 'Cercle et Carré' group owes its existence to my encounter with the Uruguayan painter Torrès-Gracia in 1929... However difficult our relationship, his obstinacy matching my patience, this unholy team of fire and water was bound to produce something. Towards the end of the year, after consulting sundry artists, including Arp, Mondrian, and van Doesburg, we drew up the program for a new group and launched a magazine which was be called 'Cercle et Carré'.michel seuphor
There are none so blind as they who do not want to see. (Strauss, 1998 p. 320)You can't see the wood for the trees. (van Dertuin, 2006)
The editor of this catalog asked me to make a statement about my work. I don’t have much to write: - Be a child of your age. - Be naturalistic against your own ego. - Be matter-of- fact toward your inner visions. - My love is dedicated to the four great masters of masculine mysticism: Mäleskirchener (church-painters / muralists, fh), Grünewald, Breughel and van Gogh.max beckmann
Those who delight in bad movies and enjoy producing their own unfilmed versions of Mystery Science Theater 3000 may gain a measure of semi-masochistic enjoyment out of van Helsing . There are quite a few unintentionally funny moments, although the overall experience was too intensely painful for me to be able to advocate it as being "so bad, it's good."james berardinelli
It's not hard to understand why an accomplished director like Gus van Sant (whose most recent success, Good Will Hunting , gave him mainstream clout) would be interested in making this film. The lure of an exact remake presents a tremendous challenge. Unfortunately, it was undoubtedly a lot more stimulating for van Sant and his crew to make Psycho than it is for an audience to watch it. [C]uriosity is going to be one of the primary reasons why people pay money to see this movie; boredom will be the predominant result.james berardinelli
I love van Morrison because he always seems to be searching, never found. I don't know about his personal life but in his music he gives the listener only a question. The answer lies elsewhere to be attained someday.van morrison
There was a definite charisma when van performed. van always had something about him. Whether you liked it or not, you could never take away from the fact that he was different from all other human beings, and here he is today, still being different.van morrison
The case is a good example of what van Vogt came to call "the violent man" or the "Right Man." He is a man driven by a manic need for self-esteem to feel that he is a "somebody." He is obsessed by the question of "losing face," so will never, under any circumstances, admit that he might be in the wrong.colin wilson
In fact most of the available evidence points to the conclusion that a systematic decimation of the Armenian population in the eastern provinces had already been decided on by the Ittihad ve Terakki regime, and that the troubles in van and elsewhere merely served as a convenient excuse for getting a program of mass deportations and large-scale extermination.
I'm only alive so van can use me. In the end, only those of us who are useful are kept alive out of pity... …van…Destroy…Lorelei