Weekend Words: Move

John Henry Fuseli, "The Artist Moved by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments" (1778-79). Red chalk on sepia wash, 415 x 355 mm. Kunsthaus, Zurich. (Image via Web Gallery of Art)
John Henry Fuseli, “The Artist Moved by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments” (1778–79), red chalk on sepia wash, 415 x 355 mm (Kunsthaus, Zurich, image via Web Gallery of Art)

The Whitney Museum will soon be moving to its new location near the High Line, and the Metropolitan Museum will be moving its modern and contemporary art collection into the Whitney’s historic Marcel Breuer building. This is the fourth move in the Whitney’s history, and according to a story this week in the New York Times, there will be “intricate packing and crating concerns, matters of truck scheduling and insurance and, of course, security, as artwork worth hundreds of millions of dollars is transported through Manhattan.”

“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance. ‘Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound must seem an echo to the sense.”

—Alexander Pope

“America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage.”

—Martha Graham

“Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.”

—Sri Swami Sivananda

“America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.”

—William S. Burroughs

“I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up.”

—Jim Bakker

“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.”

—e. e. cummings

“Blood alone moves the wheels of history.”

—Benito Mussolini

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