Joan Miró On Creativity

Joan Miró (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later…For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings.

George Orwell On Fascism

George Orwell (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950) If you pretend that it is merely an aberration which will presently pass off of its own accord, you are dreaming a dream from which you will awake when somebody coshes you with a rubber truncheon.