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Henry Ossawa Tanner Quotes and Sayings
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It seemed to me that this might be a great pageant,
which would give a chance for a very interesting picture.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

Get it - get it better or get it worse.
No middle ground of compromise.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

I decided on the spot that I would be an artist,
and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage -
though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

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I will preach with my brush.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

The physical characteristics of the child Jesus will
always remain a point of discussion.
No artist has ever produced a type, nor ever will,
that has in it all that the varying minds of all time
will acknowledge as complete.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

Many of the artists who have represented Negro life
have seen only the comic,
ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with
and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells
within such a rough exterior.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner


 

My effort has been not only to put the Biblical incident
in the original setting...
but at the same time give the human touch to convey
to my public the reverence and elevation these subjects impart to me.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

My efforts have been to not only put the Biblical incident in the original setting,
but at the same time give the human touch which makes
the whole world kin and which ever remains the same.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell

Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the
environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
- Gale Norton

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism,
etc.
It seemed pointless to argue.
We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
- George Oppen

To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction,
you need an invented language.
- Jeanette Winterson

The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible
by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns:
James I,
James II, and the Old Pretender.
- Philip Guedalla

It was hard to make fun of him because he seemed to
have so much fun making fun of himself.
- James Barron

Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world
during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either
win or lose the championship about every three or four months.
- Dick Schaap

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because
make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
- Arthur Erickson

Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease,
and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys.
It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life.
- Adelaide Anne Procter

Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk.
I got sick of it after a hile.
So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
- Hedy Lamarr

I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because
life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it,
and most of the good people I knew were Christians.
- Luke Ford

I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s:
the start of early television and rock-and-roll,
and I think everything seemed to get very generic.
Not much has changed.
- Rick Moranis

The whole trial seemed surreal.
- Bernhard Goetz

Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race.
- Charles Hamilton Houston

The whole wood seemed running now, running hard,
hunting, chasing, closing in round something or -
somebody? In panic,
he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither.
- Kenneth Grahame

Dodi got a lot of criticism when he began dating Princess Diana.
No one seemed to think he was good enough for her.
- Lorna Luft

I went into photography because it seemed like the
perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Of course there will be disappointments and the way
will not always be as I expected it.
But if it seemed easy, then that would be the time
to worry that I am on the wrong path.
- Anne Perry

We just wrote songs that seemed good to us.
We wrote the album in like two weeks.
We could have had more time, but we accomplished what
we needed to in the two weeks.
- Travis Barker

I've become impossible, holding on to when everything seemed to matter more.
- Trent Reznor

Well, you know, I mean, I first did my live shows in
the late 70's and in those days I had a boatload of
equipment that always seemed to be going wrong.
- Thomas Dolby

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed
to walk through vast crowds of people,
their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
- Erich von Stroheim

It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
- John Cheever

It just seemed the timing of it was a little bit of
pandering to the public at a time of an election.
- Matt Gonzalez

Well, I was passionately curious about what my body was doing,
and when I got the lessons on how to meditate,
it seemed really solid to me.
It seemed real.
- Mariel Hemingway

Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm
that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry
out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression.
It is so spontaneous.
And after singing, I think the violin.
Since I cannot sing, I paint.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous
world that seemed real yet not...
well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous,
bizarre.
- Richard Foreman

For a change, lady luck seemed to be smiling on me.
Then again, maybe the fickle wench was just lulling
me into a false sense of security while she reached for a rock.
- Timothy Zahn

Man, it seemed, had been created to jab the life out of Germans.
- Siegfried Sassoon

This has always been a man's world, and none of the
reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I often painted fragments of things because it seemed
to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I lived in LA for a few months.
It seemed like no one there had parents.
Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
- Catherine O'Hara

I'm a lot luckier than most people, although I used
to look at it the other way around-that so many people seemed luckier than me.
- Dana Hill

The idea of licking stamps seemed great fun for me.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure
what I wanted to do next.
So many things were changing in music and in culture,
so it seemed like a good time to step back.
- Beck

I always seemed to disappoint them.
They expected me to be different than Henry or exactly like Henry.
I was neither.
- Peter Fonda

If we could have somehow stayed away from the public and the press,
it might have been different, but every private issue
seemed to be played out on the front page.
- Marla Maples

I don't plan on going back to legal work.
I wanted an international career, and finance seemed
to be where some interesting career opportunities were.
- Nick Johnson

Yogi seemed to be doing everything wrong,
yet everything came out right.
- Mel Ott

Thus at the beginning of 1906 it seemed to be established
that the emitters of the spectral series of chemical
elements are their positive atomic ions.
- Johannes Stark

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism.
The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
- Lionel Blue

I wouldn't tell Jill how I felt.
I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt.
I must have seemed strong to her.
I didn't want to bring her down.
- Charles Bronson

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which
once seemed to possess eternal life.
- Arthur Koestler

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise.
Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission,
it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
- A. E. van Vogt

Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity:
the Internet should not be managed by any government,
national or multinational.
- Jon Postel

Yes, living voices in a living language,
so it seemed to us.
- Robert Fitzgerald

What they were giving me seemed incredibly real to me,
so I'd react to it in a very real way.
That was frightening for me, especially because of the subject.
- Mariel Hemingway

Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star.
- Liza Minelli

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds
seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
- Arnold Palmer

Every radish I ever pulled up seemed to have a mortgage attached to it.
- Ed Wynn

I went to a Catholic high school and it seemed like
every time I drew something for a class project,
it either got thrown away by the teacher or something.
- Mike Judge

It seemed ironic that Lowell Levine and I,
who were both Jewish, were going over to identify the
remains of a man who was so anti-Semitic.
- Michael Baden

On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London,
where a new world seemed opened to me.
- Henry Bessemer


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