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Henry Flynt Quotes and Sayings
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I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned
about so-called avant-garde music.
Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting
were well known at this time.
- Henry Flynt

When somebody says that all statements are false,
the obvious problem is that as an assertion it's self-defeating.
- Henry Flynt

Rock became an incredible commercial success,
people just became bored with serious music,
and it was forgotten.
- Henry Flynt

I'm actually a great fan of lucidity.
- Henry Flynt

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When I began competing with the other artists in New York,
I discovered classical North Indian music.
- Henry Flynt

I'm trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life.
- Henry Flynt

Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition
of another person's taste,
and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator.
- Henry Flynt


 

I have a picture of an ideal consciousness.
- Henry Flynt

I began composing works which were imitative of the
music I was being told about.
I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.
- Henry Flynt

I began demonstrating against serious culture.
In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me,
because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
- Henry Flynt

Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism,
not so much because I thought it was false,
I just decided there was nothing utopian about it.
- Henry Flynt

When I came to New York, I began to meet the people
who became the most famous artists of our time.
I was insecure about my own level of ability,
I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and,
at the same time.
I was wondering what is this anyway?
- Henry Flynt

The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious,
is towards an extreme objectification.
It's carried to the point where the human subject is
treated almost as if it's dirt in the works of a watch.
- Henry Flynt

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical
turn to seeing things as the camera sees them,
with that technological modification.
I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.
- Henry Flynt

At the same time, I was listening to black music,
and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment.
The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class,
with no dignity accorded to what they did.
- Henry Flynt

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

Every time a student walks past a really urgent,
expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college,
it can help reassure him that he does have that mind,
does have that soul.
- Louis Kahn

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

I would not say that I was, these days,
a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was
quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

I was once a student in a punk T-Shirt hooked on screwed-up scenarios.
That's how I became the esteemed cultural figure that I am today.
- Bruce Sterling

The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools -
things remote from the student's experience and need.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

The issue here isn't whether every student is brainwashed,
it's whether it is appropriate.
- David Horowitz

Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor,
that he was ignorant.
Now every high-school student knows that.
How did it become so easy?
- Allan Bloom

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

I have a theory about that, if you have to say something,
if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student -
he should not go in to acting.
- Dabney Coleman

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting,
you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place.
I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
- Ad Reinhardt

Finally, I was no longer a student and was making music for myself.
- Kenny G

I met Milos in 1967.
I was working on a student film.
And there is Milos Forman.
So that's how I met Milos.
- Vincent Schiavelli

The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese
are incapable of religious experience,
even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
- Hu Shih

Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice.
- Dick Cavett

I'm not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else.
I'm a student.
- Sting

Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily,
Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings,
and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean.
- Ben Nicholson

I used to be a regular college student and now I go
all over the country and stay at really nice hotels.
- Steven Hill

I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA
when UCLA was the first site on the net.
- Jon Postel

Clearly, once the student is no longer a student the
possibilities of relationship are enlarged.
- Marilyn Hacker

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he
will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than
those of algebra and geometry.
- Edward W. Howe

The difference between the student and the born composer
is he really hears the thing,
and they have to stage it and manipulate it by technical equipment.
- Leo Ornstein

It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student
has no source of funds to pay that tuition.
- James E. Rogers

I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center
as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery;
however,
I felt I wasn't getting enough time assisting.
- Samuel Wilson

You are always a student, never a master.
You have to keep moving forward.
- Conrad Hall

In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered
as a star athlete than as a brilliant student.
- James S. Coleman

Become a student of change.
It is the only thing that will remain constant.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
- Henny Youngman

However, I learned something.
I thought that if the young person, the student,
has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like
offering a propeller to a bird.
- Norman MacCaig

I have always been a firm believer in participation so there were no cuts.
We practiced three times a week but if a student had an academic conflict,
academics took priority.
- Tony Brown

For the last year I've been at Stanford University
as a student and I've had time to read the newspaper.
- Tabitha Soren

I just consider myself a student, trying to learn more about it.
- Roscoe Mitchell

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions,
never know too much to learn something new.
- Og Mandino

Occasionally a student writer comes up with something
really beautiful and moving,
and you won't know for years if it was an accident
or the first burst of something wonderful.
- Howard Nemerov

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

Into the soul of every student I would have instilled
the patriotic fervor of Patrick Henry.
- David O. McKay

Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history.
- Peter Warlock

Responsibility for learning belongs to the student,
regardless of age.
- Robert Martin

I realized what interested me as a student of film
was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
- Sam Raimi

I never had the high-paying job or the company car.
It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans.
I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes.
- Christine O'Donnell

I was a fantastic student until ten,
and then my mind began to wander.
- Grace Paley

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

I was a student in Germany when Hitler came to power.
- Klaus Fuchs

Somehow I think it was declared very early on that I was the -
if not the black sheep of the family,
not a very good student.
- Dustin Hoffman

If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me
out of class immediately.
- Lynda Barry

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone

My first student film was Orientation,
which was basically the set-up for Animal House.
There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
- Ivan Reitman

If one student is unable to get online,
it cripples that student's team and puts the whole course in jeopardy.
- John Gallagher

I felt like I was a teacher.
But nowadays, I am as much a student of his.
He writes a lot of what we play.
- Gary Burton

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will
derive no more profit from this work than barren soil
from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian


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