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Author: Paulo Coelho

Tribute to Escher in Barcelona

Some quotes by M.C. Escher

” I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well”

” I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints”

” To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am”

” At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important”

” I am always wandering around in enigmas. There are young people who constantly come to tell me: you, too, are making Op Art. I haven’t the slightest idea what that is, Op Art. I’ve been doing this work for thirty years now”

” I don’t grow up. In me is the small child of my early days”

” I play a tiresome game”

” I walk around in mysteries. Each time, youngsters say: you make Op-art too. I don’t know what that is, Op-art. This work I have been making for the past thirty years”

” The things I want to express are so beautiful and pure”

” So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen”

(sent by Jane Stewart)

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