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Biography - M. C. Escher:

Dutch graphic artist.
Born: 1898 - Died: 1972
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Netherlands
Netherlands

My work is a game, a very serious game.




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Dutch)



French
Mon travail est un jeu, un jeu très sérieux.

German
Meine Arbeit ist ein Spiel, ein sehr ernstes Spiel.

Dutch
Mijn werk is een spel, een erg serieus spel.




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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now, and instead of calling it "work", realize that this is play.




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Quotes about work:


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.
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It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.
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Sowing is not so hard as reaping.
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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.
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Quotes for: game


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Quotes for: game


Play is experimenting with chance.
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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant.
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.
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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
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We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
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I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints.
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In my prints I try to show that we live in a beautiful and orderly world and not in a chaos without norms, as we sometimes seem to.
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It is human nature to want to exchange ideas, and I believe that, at bottom, every artist wants no more than to tell the world what he has to say. I have sometimes heard painters say that they paint 'for themselves': but I think they would soon have painted their fill if they lived on a desert island.
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He who wonders discovers that this is in itself a wonder.
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