Maira Kalman Quotes

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Maira Kalman Quotes

All terrific but the people. THE PEOPLE. Everyone looks so exalted, or so wretched, or so spiffy, so funny, so splendid. If you are ever bored or blue, stand on the street corner for half an hour.
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Flowers lead to books, which lead to thinking and not thinking and then more flowers and music, music. Then many more flowers and many more books.

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I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It's not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It's about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It's about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged.

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I have many questions, but no patience to think them through.

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Soon enough it will be me struggling (valiantly?) to walk - lugging my stuff around. How are we all so brave as to take step after step? Day after day? How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say O.K. Why do I feel so sorry for everyone and so proud?

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Isn't that the only way to curate a life? To live among things that make you gasp with delight?

— Maira Kalman

All terrific but the people. THE PEOPLE. Everyone looks so exalted, or so wretched, or so spiffy, so funny, so splendid. If you are ever bored or blue, stand on the street corner for half an hour.

— Maira Kalman

Some people, surely, die on the way to something.
Then we call them the late so-and-so.

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The ability to take a walk from one point to the next point, that is half the battle won.

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My short attention span has allowed me a life of diversity in work and place.

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My mother was the influence on me - my father was absent. He was a diamond dealer; he was doing wonderful things in the background, and women were left at home. So my mother really was in charge of everything: the ballet, dance lessons, piano lessons, and latkes.

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I have been working for over 30 years and am always wondering about where I am and where I am going. It does not stop and become a fixed event of achievement.

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My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don't have a computer, telephone or a fax machine there.

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I live in a small world of gouache and brush and pen and ink. I'd like to explore the world of multiples - etching and prints.

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The most inspiring objects are books. I have about 5,000 volumes in my home library. It's an unending source of visuals and ideas.

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I still do have the little lunch bag that my mother made out of a towel and embroidered with my name on it for when I went to kindergarten.

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Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and common sense and kindness.

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I like the brooding man - a brooding man with a sense of humor.

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I don't like plots. I don't know what a plot means. I can't stand the idea of anything that starts in the beginning - you know, 'beginning, middle and end.'

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