The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline.
Comparisons are odious.
Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action.
When anything goes, everything goes.
It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things.
Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.
The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.
Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I'm not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person - love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.
I have a lot of respect for the auto manufacturers. They make a product people live inside - and can die inside - so they are held to very high standards.
In America the biggest is the best.
If more than 10% of the people like a painting, you can be sure it's bad.
In my opinion painting should be considered excellent in proportion as it approaches the effect of relief, while relief should be considered bad in proportion as it approaches the effect of painting.
Others may be able to accept standards from another, but an artist is a person who decides.
Good, bad, or indifferent - it doesn't matter, just work.
Camp taste turns its back on the good-bad axis of ordinary aesthetic judgment. Camp doesn't reverse things. It doesn't argue that the good is bad, or the bad is good. What it does is to offer for art, and life, a different - a supplementary - set of standards.
I have said this many times in the past and will say it many times in the future I am sure: some people need to find a different hobby...
Life is like that. We don't know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don't know.
But I could never make a judgement that something was obscene.
Ordinary' is a word I loathe. It has a patronizing air. I have come across ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.
Bad art might be defined as a series of bad choices about what to show and what to leave out.
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