Top Medium Quotes

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1. "We are all mediums for our own basic truths. All we really have in life is the primal force that moves us through our days--our unvarnished, untutored, ever-present, inborn agency."
Author: A.S.A. Harrison
2. "I do not think I'm a great talent. I think I'm a medium talent, but I think I understand the business and enjoy the business."
Author: Alex O'Loughlin
3. "I finally realized the happy medium, 'honey blonde' was the correct color and line for me."
Author: Ann Sothern
4. "I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more control over my own medium than I did over photography."
Author: Ben Shahn
5. "I only get involved with roles that I find intriguing, in top quality productions regardless of the medium. I try not to focus on the format itself and concentrate instead, on finding roles that challenge and entertain me as an artist."
Author: Brian J. White
6. "I got my first camera when I was 21 - my boyfriend gave it to me for my birthday - but at that point politics was my life, and I viewed the camera as a tool for expressing my political beliefs rather than as an art medium."
Author: Carrie Mae Weems
7. "Connection is what one is after in probably most media, but certainly in film, which is an immersive medium."
Author: Carter Burwell
8. "I think the genre of comics sometimes overtakes the medium, and people assume that they are kind of frivolous. If you have a good, strong story teller, they can be as affecting as any character in literature. Period."
Author: Chip Kidd
9. "I envision a world in which the vast majority of us are actively striving toward our potential as human beings by spending our lives serving others through mediums we are most passionate."
Author: Chris Matakas
10. "The truth, if I can confront it, is I know my dream to become a writer is impossible and will never happen. The people outside of the machine are always more likely to connect with my words than the people within. The truth is: I'm not in this park to follow my dream. I'm here because my landlord put my rent up. I could no longer afford to sustain my private depression. My debts were growing. My place of employment could have helped me, but I was met with the cold back of the system. So I left, deciding it was better to be homeless than participating in the social collective delusion of success and happiness through the medium of a desk job."
Author: Craig Stone
11. "I had never done TV. I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV."
Author: Dan Fogelberg
12. "I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of."
Author: Daniel Clowes
13. "Film is mostly a visual medium, and so the director has much more control in terms of painting pictures and painting a performance. For theater, the director does everything he can and then says, 'Out you go,' and the actors are in charge of that stage every night."
Author: David Lindsay Abaire
14. "The most visible creators are those artists whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the inexpressible ~ without brush, hammer, clay, or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt. Their medium is simply being. Whatever their presence touches has increased life. They see, but don't have to draw...Because they are the artists of being alive... :) ~ ? ~ Donna J. Stone"
Author: Donna J. Stone
15. "When I play a game, I want to play, not necessarily laugh. If you try to make me laugh at the expense of interactivity, then you've just created another funny game that isn't very fun. The videogame medium itself is a terrible place for complicated humor, drama, and character development."
Author: Doug TenNapel
16. "I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums."
Author: Edward Hopper
17. "Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately."
Author: Edward Weston
18. "Acting is so exciting to me. It's a thrill; otherwise I wouldn't do it. Not to be hokey, but I think life is definitely worth living, whether you're working or not. For an actor, the character is the thing... it doesn't matter what medium you're in. as long as you have something to do."
Author: Elizabeth Mitchell
19. "Yes, I want to tell her, and maybe I even do say that, but I am crying because whatever gifts, the pieces of good buried inside and under so much that I feel is bad, is wrong, is twisted, are less clear than the ability to hit a ball with a bat and break the scoreboard or do a triple pirouette in the air on ice. My gifts are for life itself, for an unfortunately astute understanding of all the cruelty and pain in the world. My gifts are unspecific. I am an artist manque, someone full of crazy ideas and grandiloquent needs and even a little bit of happiness, but with no particular way to express it. I am like the title character in the film Betty Blue, the woman who is so full of...so full of...so full of something or other-it is unclear what, but a definite energy that can't find its medium-who pokes her own eyes out with a scissors and is murdered by her lover in an insane asylum in the end. She is, and I am becoming, a complete waste. So I cry at the end of The Natural."
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
20. "Greece is a medium-sized country in Europe. Our debt accounts for only 2.5 percent of the total of all members of the euro zone."
Author: Evangelos Venizelos
21. "Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don't know."
Author: Fay Godwin
22. "Hollywood is a town; it's not a medium. And cinema is a medium you can practice anywhere."
Author: Frank Miller
23. "I think the only safe medium are books, because people like to hold books in their hand."
Author: H. G. Bissinger
24. "In my hometown of Chicago, I'm kind of a medium deal."
Author: Hannibal Buress
25. "Sex is a different medium, refracting time and sense, a biological hyperspace as remote from conscious existence as dreams, or as water is from air"
Author: Ian McEwan
26. "First, we will focus on the privatization of small and medium sized enterprises, followed by the medium size industry and then we will move on to the heavy industry."
Author: Ibrahim Rugova
27. "Language is the medium of literature, and the state of the language at any time can hardly fail to carry literary consequences."
Author: J.A. Burrow
28. "Real acting is realistic no matter what the medium."
Author: James Denton
29. "With women, there is no sexual mystery—a vagina is a vagina. But with men, a woman's got to wonder, is his penis small, medium, or Orafoura?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
30. "All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because the medium is so utterly different. But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece Theatre has undoubtedly brought me."
Author: Joanna Trollope
31. "I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting."
Author: John Dyer
32. "He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated to the medium of photography."
Author: John Sexton
33. "Film is a very collaborative medium. If you're smart enough, you learn how to maintain your vision while drawing resourcefully from all the people around you."
Author: Lawrence Bender
34. "Just as television didn't put an end to radio or the movies (to say nothing of books), I don't think e-books will put an end to hard copies, even for someone like me who loves technology and does not fetishize the physical medium of books. ~ Steven Pinker, author of The Lauguage Instinct, How the Mind Works The Blank Slate and The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature."
Author: Leah Price
35. "I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment."
Author: Marc Chagall
36. "Film is the manipulative medium par excellence. When you think back on the history of film and the 20th century, you see the propaganda that's been made. So there are moral demands on the director to treat the spectators as seriously as he or she takes himself and not to see them merely as victims that can be manipulated to whatever ends they have."
Author: Michael Haneke
37. "Selfhood is a heavy, hardly translucent medium, which cuts off most of the light of reality and distorts what little it permits to pass.' This is Huxley's central notion [of Grey Eminence], that we should 'stand out of our own light' in order to see the eternal truths."
Author: Nicholas Murray
38. "The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control."
Author: Oliver Joseph Lodge
39. "So it's back once more, back up the slope.Why do they always ruin my ropewith their cuts?I felt so ready the other day,Had a real foretaste of eternityIn my guts.Spoonfeeding me yet another sipfrom life's cup.I don't want it, won't take any more of it.Let me throw up.Life is medium rare and good, I see,And the world full of soup and bread,But it won't pass into the blood for me,Just goes to my head.It makes me ill, though others it feeds;Do see that I must deny it!For a thousand years from now at leastI'm keeping a diet."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
40. "I believe...that to be very poor and very beautiful is most probably a moral failure more than an artistic success. Shakespeare would have done well in any generation because he would have refused to die in a corner; he would have taken the false gods and made them over; he would have taken the current formulae and forced them into something lesser men thought them incapable of. Alive today he would undoubtedly have written and directed motion pictures, plays, and God knows what. Instead of saying, "This medium is not good," he would have used it and made it good. If some people called some his work cheap (which some of it was), he wouldn't have cared a rap, because he would know that without some vulgarity there is no complete man. He would have hated refinement, as such, because it is always a withdrawal, and he was too tough to shrink from anything."
Author: Raymond Chandler
41. "All language begins with speech, and the speech of common men at that, but when it develops to the point of becoming a literary medium it only looks like speech."
Author: Raymond Chandler
42. "I go through about two Fender mediums a night because I don't pick straight down; it's sort of sideways, and it shaves them off."
Author: Robin Trower
43. "Maximum remedium est irae mora."
Author: Seneca
44. "I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium."
Author: Sheena Easton
45. "I thought that as I had failed in the contemplation of true existence, I ought to be careful that I did not lose the eye of my soul; as people may injure their bodily eye by observing and gazing on the sun during an eclipse, unless they take the precaution of looking at the image reflected in the water, or in some similar medium. ...I was afraid that my soul might be blinded altogether if I looked at things with my eyes or tried by the help of my senses to apprehend them. And I thought that I had better had recourse to ideas, and seek in them truth in existence. I dare to say that the simile is not perfect--for I am far from admitting that he who contemplates existence through the medium of ideas, sees them only "through a glass darkly," any more than he who sees them in their working and effects."
Author: Socrates
46. "I work in a medium where I get to be totally invisible and I get great pleasure from that, being a pretty self-conscious person."
Author: Terry Gross
47. "Every woman who makes a permanent impression on a man is afterwards recalled to his mind's eye as she appeared in one particular scene, which seems ordained to be her special medium of manifestation throughout all the pages of his memory."
Author: Thomas Hardy
48. "Jagad raya ini terdiri atas banyak alam semesta. Semuanya eksis sekaligus dalam suatu medium tunggal yang kami sebut sebagai roomental. Roomental sendiri adalah partikel unik yang bersifat tunggal dan gabungan. Dalam level roomental sudah ada ruang, tapi bukan dalam pengertian ‘ruang' seperti persepsimu saat ini. Ruang yang kau persepsikan saat ini dibentuk oleh suatu partikel yang membentuk elektron dan positron. Baik elektron maupun positron, keduanya masih jauh lebih besar daripada ukuran partikel penyusun semesta ini."
Author: Toba Beta
49. "The nature of the beast is that film is a director's medium. It's not a Tracy Letts play, it's a John Wells film. 'August: Osage County,' as a play, is done. Written. On the shelf. It'll be performed in its entirety for years."
Author: Tracy Letts
50. "Advice? Fail constantly. Because the word doesn't mean what you think it means, especially when you're an artist. I use the word artist to mean everything from songwriting to writing a novel to even writing video games. Anything that tells a story, which is almost any medium. Gotta take risks, you gotta go through multiple drafts which means you have to FAIL, a lot. So you won't always get the reaction you always want from every single person, so when you lose that fear of failure, when you stop even thinking of it as failure, and you push yourself farther, you'll take bigger risks, and eventually, after about six or seven hundred rejections, you'll find success. And you'll find a way of conveying what you really want to say, in the best manner."
Author: Victor Giannini

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