Beatrice Wood Quotes
Beatrice Wood Quotes




Biography

Author Profession: Artist
Nationality: American
Born: March 3, 1893

Died: March 12, 1998





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And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.


Beatrice Wood






Art, Work, Usual
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And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.


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Romantic, Sex, Believe
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I don’t like to sell my finest pieces.


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Life, Pieces, Finest
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A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.


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Mind, Rich, Poet
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And then a great thing in my life was going to India.


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Life, India, Great Things
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You see, I was never stage-struck the way most girls were.


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Girl, Way, Stage
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You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself.


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Acting, Actresses, Fascinating
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But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating.


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Mother, Unhappy, Charming
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But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.


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Art, America, Theatre
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I’m not too interested in books about India.


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Book, India, Famous, 
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I was in a convent for a year.


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Years, Convent, Location, 
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The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges.


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Art, America, Bridges
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You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex.


Beatrice Wood





Life, Love, God, You,
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Here in America we’re doing the most wonderful crafts.


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Doing, America, Most, Wonderful,
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I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.


Beatrice Wood





Believe, Happen, Afterlife,
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I owe it all to art books, chocolate and young men.


Beatrice Wood






Art, Book, Men
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Do be true to yourself, whether it’s bad doesn’t matter. The important thing – you have to copy while you’re studying. And culture is – each of us – is like one pearl added to another to make a chain. We each contribute to the other. And that’s all right. But once you’re on your own, do that which comes from within. And I feel this very strongly.


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Important, Pearls, Matter
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My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.


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Life, Happiness, Mistake
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You can’t change the world, you can only change yourself.


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World, Changing The World, Change Yourself
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I hang on to the statement of scientists that there is no time. Therefore, join me in telling everyone you are thirty-two. This allows me to go after young men and plan grabbing husbands from my girlfriends. Choosing to live in the timeless, I am now at the easiest and happiest time of my life.


Beatrice Wood

Girlfriend, Husband, Men
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Hardships and handicaps can…stimulate our energy to survive them. You’ll find if you study the lives of people who’ve accomplished things, it’s often been done with the help of great willpower in overcoming this and that.


Beatrice Wood






People, Overcoming, Energy
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Very few people know how to work. Inspiration, everybody has inspiration. That’s just hot air.


Beatrice Wood






Inspiration, Air, People
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And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color.


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Color, Tone, Potters
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I, who wanted danger, adventure, and love


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Adventure, And Love, Danger
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Over and over I’m on the point of giving it up.


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Giving, Over, Happy, 
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I happen to believe that there is an afterlife


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Believe, Afterlife, Happens
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The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp, and we immediately fell for each other. Which doesn’t mean a thing because I think anybody who met Marcel fell for him.


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Time, Mean, Thinking
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Certainly I was relatively a refined person. No way a tramp.


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Way, Tramps, Persons
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Celibacy is exhausting.


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Celibacy, Sexuality, Exhausting
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But you can’t realize, you can’t know what another person goes through.


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Realizing, Persons, Knows
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You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex


Beatrice Wood






Life, Sex, Views
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Well, I don’t go out much socially. I don’t enjoy going out.


Beatrice Wood






Going Out, Enjoy, Wells
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First of all, I’d like to say here the fact that I’m not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.


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Work, Firsts, Facts
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There’s so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.


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Life, Thinking, Inspire
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Here in America we’re doing the most wonderful crafts


Beatrice Wood






America, Crafts, Wonderful
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Yes, because when you’re in love, you are shy.


Beatrice Wood






Love, Love You, Shy
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