Posted in Quotes

Prolonged

There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare.   Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu ( also rendered as Sun ZiChinese) was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking. Aside from his legacy as the author of The Art of War, Sun Tzu is revered in Chinese and East Asian culture as a legendary historical and military figure. His birth name was Sun Wu, and he was known outside of his family by his courtesy name Changqing. The name Sun Tzu by which he is best known in the Western World is an honorific which means “Master Sun“.

Posted in Quotes

Colour

Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.   Fernand Leger

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger ( February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French paintersculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubismwhich he gradually modified into a more figurativepopulist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

Posted in Quotes

Art

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.   David Hockney

David HockneyOMCHRA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Hockney has owned a home and studio in Bridlington, London, and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.

Posted in Quotes

Thoughts

 

 

Marcus Aurelius bust Istanbul Archaeological Museum - inv. 5129 T.jpg

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.   Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from, ruling jointly with his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, until Verus’ death in 169, and jointly with his son, Commodus, from 177 till Aurelius’ own death. He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors.

 

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations – Bob Carr’s favourite book ...

 

 

 

Posted in Quotes

Naked

If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?   Shannen Doherty

Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, and television director. She is known for her roles as Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Heather Duke in Heathers (1988), Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–1994), and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001). And Mallrats with Kevin Smith.

Posted in Quotes

Curse

 

I’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.   Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”