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Letter "I" » interpret
«I discovered that what's really important for a creator isn't what we vaguely define as inspiration or even what it is we want to say, recall, regret, or rebel against. No, what's important is the way we say it. Art is all about craftsmanship. Others can interpret craftsmanship as style if they wish. Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology, sentiment, nostalgia, presentiment, to the way we express all that. It's not what we say but how we say it that matters.»
Author: Federico Fellini
, with nostalgia
«Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.»
«Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.»
«If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people like you would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear the professionals decode and read the books aloud for you. This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors and I-Married-a-Midget writers who would not have the patience to learn the secret language.»
Author: Robertson Davies
, pay off
, the books
, The Professionals
«Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world -- in order to set up a shadow world of ''meanings.''»
Author: Susan Sontag
, Revenge of
, set up
«Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? / Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? / But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.»
«And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.»
«And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.»
«And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.»
«If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.»