Beatrice Wood Quotes
Beatrice Wood (March 3, 1893 – March 12, 1998) was an American artist and studio potter involved in the Avant Garde movement in the United States; she founded The Blind Man magazine in New York City with French artist Marcel Duchamp and writer Henri-Pierre Roché in 1917. She had earlier studied art and theater in Paris, and was working in New York as an actress. She later worked at sculpture and pottery. Wood was characterized as the "Mama of Dada."
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And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex.
The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp, and we immediately fell for each other. Which doesn't mean a thing because I think anybody who met Marcel fell for him.
Do be true to yourself, whether it's bad doesn't matter. The important thing - you have to copy while you're studying. And culture is - each of us - is like one pearl added to another to make a chain. We each contribute to the other. And that's all right. But once you're on your own, do that which comes from within. And I feel this very strongly.
First of all, I'd like to say here the fact that I'm not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.
And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.
But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating.
Very few people know how to work. Inspiration, everybody has inspiration. That's just hot air.