Helen Keller Born June 27, 1880 | Died June 1, 1968 American author, political activist, and lecturer Famous Quotes: "All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold." "Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see." "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." "It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision." "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." "No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it." "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." "What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me."
Pablo Picasso Born October 25, 1881 | Died April 8, 1973 Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor Famous Quotes: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." "Art is a lie that makes us realize truth." "Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." "I do not seek. I find." "If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes." "If there were only one truth,you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme." "Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility." "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." "To draw you must close your eyes and sing."
Miguel Cervantes Baptized October 9, 1547 (Birth unknown) | Died April 23, 1616 Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright Famous Quotes: "Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune." "Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes." "Fear has many eyes and can see things underground." "Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory." "He preaches well that lives well." "He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all." "Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other." "Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." "When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome."
M.C. Escher Born June 17, 1898 | Died March 27, 1972 Dutch graphic artist Famous Quotes: "Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check." "He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder." "I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough." "My work is a game, a very serious game." "We adore chaos because we love to produce order."