Quotes by museum

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  • Abigail Van Buren
    Abigail Van Buren
    American advice columnist and radio show host 1918-2013
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    A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
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    A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.
  • André Malraux
    André Malraux
    French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger 1901-1976
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    An art book is a museum without walls.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans - the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
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    I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
  • Arthur Eddington
    Arthur Eddington
    English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician 1882-1944
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    If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
  • Banksy
    Banksy
    England-based anonymous street artist and political activist
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    It's great, I guess, when your paintings are hanging up in a museum.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    Many visitors to Chicago know the Loop, the shops on the Magnificent Mile, and the Museum Campus. Meanwhile, much of the bustle is in the developing neighborhoods around the Loop: North, South and West.
  • Bar Paly
    Bar Paly
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    My parents have always given me whatever I wanted. Took me to the ballet, the opera, museum exhibitions. I was always surrounded by art. It's their fault I've become an actress.
  • Michel Leiris
    Michel Leiris
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    Nothing seems more like a whorehouse to me than a museum. In it you find the same equivocal aspect, the same frozen quality.
  • Ad Reinhardt
    Ad Reinhardt
    American abstract painter 1913-1967
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    Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.
    Source: Art-as-art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
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    That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.
  • Barry McGee
    Barry McGee
    American artist
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    The parts of graffiti I like are really antagonizing still - it's not something that a museum would really embrace.
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