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1. "His [Francisco Goya's] debt to the Christianity of the eighteenth century is contained in the idea that politics was just adopting from the Gospels: the conviction that man has a right to justice. Such a statement would seem utterly conceited to a Roman, who would doubtless have looked upon the Disasters as we look upon photographs of the amphitheatre...But if Goya thought that man has not come onto the earth to be cut to pieces he thought that he must have come here for something. Is it to live in joy and honour? Not only that; it is to come to terms with the world. And the message he never ceased to preach, a message underlined by war, is that man only comes to terms with the world by blinding himself with childishness."
Author: André Malraux
2. "Saya tidak merasa turun pamor atau naik gengsi dengan menjadi wartawan, penulis teks iklan atau presiden, atau sekadar peneliti komik atau acara televisi. Saya tidak merasa bergoyang dari sikap kepengarangan saya, selama saya masih bisa jujur, kreatif, dan terbuka."
Author: Arswendo Atmowiloto
3. "Esos hijoputas ya son difíciles como aliados, así que cuando sepan que estamos fusilando a los paisanos para que los pinte al óleo ese tipo, Goya, figúrese la que nos pueden organizar."
Author: Arturo Pérez Reverte
4. "[Who are the artists you admire, Surrealist or otherwise?]Remedios Varo, Max Ernst, Charlotte Salomon, Goya, Aubrey Beardsley. Beardsley is not so much about the impossible as he is about freaks and deformities, but those are interesting to me too."
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
5. "The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course."
Author: Clive Barker
6. "1.° Dios no existe.2.° Dios existe y es un canalla.3.° Dios existe, pero a veces duerme: sus pesadillas son nuestra existencia.4.° Dios existe, pero tiene accesos de locura: esos accesos son nuestra existencia.5.° Dios no es omnipresente, no puede estar en todas partes. A veces está ausente ¿en otros mundos? ¿En otras cosas?6.° Dios es un pobre diablo, con un problema demasiado complicado para sus fuerzas. Lucha con la materia como un artista con su obra. Algunas veces, en algún momento logra ser Goya, pero generalmente es un desastre.7.° Dios fue derrotado antes de la Historia por el Príncipe de las Tinieblas. Y derrotado, convertido en presunto diablo, es doblemente desprestigiado, puesto que se le atribuye este universo calamitoso."
Author: Ernesto Sabato
7. "Aku telah melakukannya"--kata ingatanku."aku tidak mungkin telah melakukannya"--kata kesombonganku dan tetap tidak tergoyahkan. akhirnya--ingatanku menyerah"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
8. "Sajak Musim GugurMalam-malam berguguran...Kenangan berguguran...Hanya sajak ini yang tumbuhKau selalu berdiri, ketika matahari mengoyak langitKetika panas, mengoyak-ngoyak hidup!Kau pernah ajak aku berjalanMelalui pagi dan senja, berbasah hujanMelalui kali. Luka dan suka mengalir di sanaTanpa jedaBertahan! Kau harus bertahan...Jangan gugur sebelum musim dingin tibaIni kuberikan napasku!"
Author: Iwan Setyawan
9. "Goya's savage verve, his harsh, brutal genius, captivated Des Esseintes. On the other hand, the universal admiration his works had won rather put him off, and for years he had refrained from framing them, for fear that if he hung them up, the first idiot who saw them would might feel obliged to dishonour them with a few inanities and go into stereotyped ecstasies over them."
Author: Joris Karl Huysmans
10. "Bagaimana tentang angin yang berhembus kencang atau badai yang mengganas?Bukankah itu bisa menggoyahkan cinta kita?Tidak!!Kita telah mengakar pada tanah dengan kuatKita tak akan goyah, percayalah.."
Author: Layla R. Aprilyani
11. "Die young, stay pretty. Blondie, right? We think of it as a modern phenomenon, the whole youth thing, but really, consider all those great portraits, some of them centuries old. Those goddesses of Botticelli and Rubens, Goya's Maja, Madame X. Consider Manet's Olympia, which shocked at the time, he having painted his mistress with the same voluptuous adulation generally reserved for the aristocratic good girls who posed for depictions of goddesses. Hardly anyone knows anymore, and no one cares, that Olympia was Manet's whore; although there's every reason to imagine that, in life, she was foolish and vulgar and not entirely hygienic (Paris in the 1860s being what it was). She's immortal now, she's a great historic beauty, having been scrubbed clean by the attention of a great artist. And okay, we can't help but notice that Manet did not choose to paint her twenty years later, when time had started doing its work. The world has always worshipped nascence. Goddamn the world."
Author: Michael Cunningham
12. "But aesthetic value does not rise from the work's apparent ability to predict a future: we do not admire Cézanne because of the Cubists drew on him. Value rises from deep in the work itself - from its vitality, its intrinsic qualities, its address to the senses, intellect, and imagination; from the uses it makes of the concrete body of tradition. In art there is no progress, only fluctuations of intensity. Not even the greatest doctor in Bologna in the 17th century knew as much a bout the human body as today's third-year medical student. But nobody alive today can draw as well as Rembrandt or Goya."
Author: Robert Hughes
13. "Reformasi di negeri kita masih muda. Jangan goyah atau berbalik arah. Jika ada kekurangan, koreksi dan perbaiki bersama."
Author: SBYudhoyono
14. "It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people."
Author: Stevie Nicks
15. "Kami menggoyangkan langit, menggempakan darat, dan menggelorakan samudera agar tidak jadi bangsa yang hidup hanya dari 2 ½ sen sehari. Bangsa yang kerja keras, bukan bangsa tempe, bukan bangsa kuli. Bangsa yang rela menderita demi pembelian cita-cita"
Author: Sukarno

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In the picture, Ava Gardner's tousled black hair obscured her right eye, and her full, closed lips were pulled slightly to the right, resulting in something less than a smile. They looked as if they'd been smeared shut with red paint, though the photo was in black and white. It wasn't so much a fuck-me face as a I've-been-there-and-back look, the kind of expression you see only on the most expensive whores."
Author: Barry Gifford

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