65 Archives Quotes On Success In Life

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Best Archives Quotes

  1. “Archives exist because there’s something that can’t necessarily be articulated. Something is said in the gaps between all the information.” ~ Taryn Simon
  2. “Without archives many stories of real people would be lost, and along with those stories, vital clues that allow us to reflect and interpret our lives today.” ~ Sara Sheridan
  3. “Silences enter the process of historical production at four crucial moments: the moment of fact creation (the making of sources); the moment of fact assembly (the making of archives); the moment of fact retrieval (the making of narratives); and the moment of retrospective significance (the making of history in the final instance).” ~ Michel-Rolph Trouillot
  4. “There’s a level at which words are spirit and paper is skin. That’s the fascination of archives. There’s still a bodily trace.” ~ Susan Howe

  5. “Everyone keeps asking you for pictures, and after a while you get tired of that. I always say, They are in the archives.” ~ Annie Leibovitz
  6. “I don’t think that there has been a film that I’ve done that hasn’t been influenced by libraries and archives.” ~ Ken Burns
  7. “It’s important to have relationships with the people at the archives.” ~ Shola Lynch
  8. “Language is the archives of history.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. “Today with the Internet, I search for film and video archives online. It’s an ever-growing moveable visual feast of delicacies from all around the world.” ~ Elisa Kreisinger
  10. “People can burn archives; people can destroy evidence, but to say that history is perishable, that historical evidence is perishable, is different than saying that history is subjective.” ~ Errol Morris
  11. “Every living thing is an elaboration of a single original plan. As humans we are mere increments – each of us a musty archive of adjustments, adaptations, modifications and providential tinkerings stretching back to 3,8 billion years. Remarkably we are even quite closely related to fruit and vegetables. About half the chemical functions that take place in a banana are fundamentally the same as the chemical functions that place in you. It cannot be said too often: all life is one. That is, and I suspect will ever prove to be, the most profound true statement there is.” ~ Bill Bryson
  12. “My library is an archive of longings.” ~ Susan Sontag

  13. “The Carnegie Foundation is well aware of the fact that their reports frequently find their way to dusty archives in academic institutions, but occasionally people pick up a segment of a report and act upon it.” ~ C. Everett Koop
  14. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that” ~ James Neil Hollingworth
  15. “In my opinion, the continued popularity of these gross distortions of Iran in the U.S. seems to reveal more about certain aspects of America than about Iran. It seems that the popularity of these memoirs is largely due to the fact that, while claiming to do the opposite, they regularly reinforce the dominant representations of Iran in America by constructing an exotic, backward, and barbaric Iran principally based on U.S. archives.” ~ Mohammad Marandi
  16. “I play a curator, the most American part you can think of. My work is to protect the Declaration of Independence. I work at the National Archives in Washington.” ~ Diane Kruger

  17. “Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills.” ~ O. Henry
  18. “Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince’s archives. I have been free to read his journals, diaries and many thousands of the letters.” ~ Jonathan Dimbleby
  19. “There’s an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there’s a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes.” ~ Evan Parker , National archives quotes
  20. “Courage is not the absence of fear…” ~ Richard Stengel

  21. “If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don’t have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  22. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  23. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” ~ Mark Twain
  24. “I realized the importance of archiving. So I save key pieces from my collections, as well as any red-carpet things that become iconic. I always ask for that stuff back. I’m like, “It’s going in my archives.”” ~ Jason Wu

  25. “When I took the job as Estée Lauder’s creative director, the first thing I did was go into the archives! I love taking our heritage and making it modern.” ~ Aerin Lauder
  26. “It is to have a compulsive, repetitive, and nostalgic desire for the archive, an irrepressible desire to return to the origin, a homesickness, a nostalgia for the return to the most archaic place of absolute commencement” ~ Jacques Derrida
  27. “If there be a principle that ought not to be questioned within the United States, it is that every man has a right to abolish an old government and establish a new one. This principle is not only recorded in every public archive, written in every American heart, and sealed with the blood of American martyrs, but is the only lawful tenure by which the United States hold their existence as a nation.” ~ James Madison
  28. “A sociologist without an archive is like a person without a memory.” ~ Raisa Gorbacheva

  29. “I have a website because it’s an interesting tool, very – and quite unexpectedly – useful for my work. It’s become an archive and a fairly complete on-line portfolio, as well as offering an opportunity to write a little.” ~ John Howe
  30. “I’ve found myself moved by letters and diaries in archives as well as trashy, summer blockbusters. It’s possible to make a connection with any kind of writing – as long as the writing is good.” ~ Sara Sheridan
  31. “What’s an archive, son? Is that anything like a closet?” ~ Redd Foxx
  32. “Folklore used to be passed by word of mouth, from one generation to the next; thats what makes it folklore, as opposed to, say, history, which is written down and stored in an archive.” ~ Jill Lepore

  33. “Public art is ephemeral by nature. Google ‘s new project not only catalogs an artist’s work but archives it and allows people to see the art long after it has disappeared.” ~ Shepard Fairey
  34. “Research material can turn up anywhere – in a dusty old letter in an archive, a journal or some old photographs you find in a charity shop.” ~ Sara Sheridan
  35. “We turn our own lives into an information archive by storing all our emails, SMS, digital photos, and other digital traces of our existence.” ~ Lev Manovich
  36. “When I joined Gucci in 2002, I immediately wanted to make a research trip into the archives because I’d heard about how incredible they were, but I never had the opportunity to visit them.” ~ Frida Giannini

  37. “I archive a lot of my clothes and have them wrapped up and in boxes. I call them ‘little tombs’ and keep them in a storage space… I would never get rid of the dress I wore on the night I won my Oscar. When I die, someone can have it, but not a minute before!” ~ Halle Berry
  38. “The university is the archive of the Western mind, it’s the keeper of the Western culture, … the guardian of our heritage, the teacher of our teachers, … the dwelling place of the free mind.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  39. “Kids talk to me and say they want to do musicals again because they’ve studied the tapes of the old films. We didn’t have that. We thought once we had made it, even on film, it was gone except for the archives.” ~ Gene Kelly
  40. “If you’re going to download an MP3, as a recording, it’s sort of like an archive of something that has happened – that has a beginning and an end and can be released. The infiniteness escaped.” ~ Tristan Perich

  41. “To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.” ~ Barbara Tuchman
  42. “I woke up one day and I was like, “I don’t have anything to save for myself for the future.” That’s when I started archiving things. I take four or five things that are really key to each collection, and I restore them or, in some cases, remake parts of them, and archive them.” ~ Jason Wu
  43. “We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that’s out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks… With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge – we’ll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?” ~ Aaron Swartz
  44. “Social Networking that matters is helping people archive their goals. Doing it reliably and repeatability so that over time people have an interest in helping you achieve your goals.” ~ Seth Godin

  45. “Spaces devoted to Hannibal Lecter’s earliest years differ from the other archives in being incomplete. Some are static scenes, fragmentary, like painted attic shards held together by blank plaster. Other rooms hold sound and motion, great snakes wrestling and heaving in the dark and lit in flashes. Pleas and screaming fill some places on the grounds where Hannibal himself cannot go. But the corridors do not echo screaming, and there is music if you like.” ~ Thomas Harris
  46. “It must be splendid to command millions of people in great national ventures, to lead a hundred thousand to victory in battle. But it seems to me greater still to discover fundamental truths in a very modest room with very modest means – truths that will still be foundations of human knowledge when the memory of these battles is painstakingly preserved only in the archives of the historian.” ~ Ludwig Boltzmann
  47. “What’s unique about [4chan] is that it’s anonymous, and it has no memory. There’s no archive, there are no barriers, there’s no registration. … That’s led to this discussion that’s completely raw, completely unfiltered.” ~ Christopher Poole
  48. “I love this idea of the body as a trauma archive!” ~ Heidi Julavits

  49. “Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that postmenopausal women who were put on statin drugs to lower their cholesterol had a nearly 48 percent increased risk of developing diabetes compared to those who weren’t given the drug.” ~ David Perlmutter
  50. “I don’t keep a diary and I throw away nearly all the paper I might have kept. I don’t keep an archive. There’s something worrying about my make-up that I try to leave no trace of myself apart from my plays.” ~ Tom Stoppard
  51. “So it was doing all this research or going to the archives or doing all these interviews or traveling, and then trying as much as I can to delete all of that research in a later draft so that all the reader cares about is the characters.” ~ Molly Antopol
  52. “I think in most companies you’re surrounded by the past. You may have a Web site or archives or a lobby that sort of shows off your work of the past. The future is not as tangible.” ~ Harry West

  53. “Let’s face it, we’re all clones nowadays. We’ve all got the same archives, we’ve all got the same Hyundai, we’ve all got the same Mac or PC components, and we’re all being told the same news stories globally.” ~ Rob Brown
  54. “I am certainly influenced by certain post-structuralist traditions but also a number of other theoretical archives as well – including the brilliant work of Paulo Freire, Zygmunt Bauman, Loic Wacquant, Nancy Fraser, Tony Judt, and others.” ~ Henry Giroux
  55. “We are digital archives of the African Pliocene, even of Devonian seas; walking repositories of wisdom out of the old days. You could spend a lifetime reading in this ancient library and die unsated by the wonder of it.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  56. “Typically your work will end up in a museum [after] you’re dead. And maybe that’s the function of a museum. It’s an archive of your work after you’re dead.” ~ Eric Drooker

  57. “Seances is an internet project where I intended to adapt at least a hundred and maybe three hundred lost films into ten and twenty minute long fragmentary versions. We then uploaded them to an internet archive that fragmented them even more. We treated them like shreds of lost movie spirits and allowed these spirits to interrupt each other in non-consecutive collisions that formed new movies.” ~ Guy Maddin
  58. “I can’t predict how reading habits will change. But I will say that the greatest loss is the paper archive – no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer’s life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels.” ~ Paul Theroux
  59. “I take pleasure in working with the non-art photographs that reside in public archives, essentially authorless and owned by the world itself, because I find the world of fine art photography to be pretty silly and pretentious.” ~ Michael Light
  60. “Somewhere in the archives of crudest instinct is recorded the truth that it is better to be endangered and free than captive and comfortable.” ~ Tom Robbins

  61. “Photography mirrored the [nineteenth century] will towards rigor, towards defining details, the need for miniscule description, the long-distance optics, for technology at the service of truth, for concepts of credibility, of objectivity, the need to archive, for the consolidation of institutions like the museum, in short, towards a need to control memory.” ~ Joan Fontcuberta
  62. “VIDEO ARCHIVE- INTERVIEW 24768 . GOLD-EYE I like trees… grass… only birds in sky. People walking safe. Family No Creatures. Sleep all night safe. Walk under sun in own place. Grow plants. Build. Be father with mother. Have Children. A place like Petar told me. Home. After Change goes back… I want home.” ~ Garth Nix
  63. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” ~ Mark Twain

  64. “I spent three years researching American Rose, research that included connecting with Gypsy’s sister, the late actress June Havoc (I was the last person to interview her) and Gypsy’s son, and also spending countless hours immersed in Gypsy’s expansive archives at the New York Public Library. I became obsessed with figuring out the person behind the persona.” ~ Karen Abbott
  65. “I work at a record label where I have archives. These things [memorabilia] occurred and are important to somebody, and they’re important to me. I find the record industry largely repellent. This music, the Teen Idles, all of that stuff, is important to me. I don’t have lawyers, an agent, or a manager. However, I find the music industry largely repellent. I just make records because that’s what I love to do. So I think that era, those pieces of media, I keep in my collection.” ~ Ian MacKaye

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