Top 35 Richard Phillips Quotes of 2020

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“I am just a bit player, a seaman doing his part like all the seamen out there.”

― Richard Phillips

“Many people are worried about my mental health. But as I’ve said many times, we’re stronger than we think we are.”

― Richard Phillips

“Makeup ignites a psychological transformation of both the wearer and the observer. My paintings sought to locate the subject of art within the manipulation of that altered predisposition.”

― Richard Phillips

“There was a belief after World War I that painting could be an act of civil revolt. I want this exhibition, ‘New Museum,’ to be an act of civil disobedience. It’s not so much about the New Museum on the Bowery, but the idea of challenging museums as projections of cultural authority. It’s painting as insurgency.”

― Richard Phillips

“When we can’t determine what is art – when you get to that point where we’re not sure, that’s the greatest likelihood that we’re actually experiencing something great. But I think that’s what the art world is most afraid of, because you lose that security. Then we don’t know how to assign evaluation, whether it’s cultural or otherwise.”

― Richard Phillips

“Miami’s my favorite art fair. I even surfed there one year.”

― Richard Phillips

“Painting is a coalescing of experience.”

― Richard Phillips

“I try to get out of an image’s way in order to let it articulate what is hidden.”

― Richard Phillips

“People get confused when they see my shows, but that isn’t the intention. My intention is to destabilize the act of seeing.”

― Richard Phillips

“My favorite film score is the one Thomas Bangalter created for ‘Irreversible.’ The soundtrack absolutely defines the daymare-into-nightmare feeling you get from the film.”

― Richard Phillips

“My work, in a certain way, got started in 1996 when I did an exhibition of thirteen paintings that were solely based on fashion imagery.”

― Richard Phillips

“For me, graffiti and the complexities with which it is either absorbed or expelled from what is going on, is a really good comparison to the way I see my work being similarly expelled or absorbed into different types of discourse.”

― Richard Phillips

“Art is a thing where, the least likely thing that you think is going to be art, is precisely the thing that is going to be art. And I would even hold that true to a reality television show… maybe the entire overarching process of the show actually exists as an artistic structure.”

― Richard Phillips

“Art, unlike the trades in the artistic capacity of fashion and food, can literally be anything. It can be the negation of itself and conceptually not present.”

― Richard Phillips

“There isn’t really anybody who occupies the lens to the extent that Lindsay Lohan does. Something happens when she steps in front of the camera. There is this magnetic energy.”

― Richard Phillips

“’Interview’ created indelible images of Pop Art that arrived on people’s doorsteps every month.”

― Richard Phillips

“When you think about Dada and the great moments in Modern Art, it’s always the sense of when you’re not sure that art is most likely to be occurring.”

― Richard Phillips

“Technically, a makeup artist’s canvas is the face and body. The difference is that my painting of makeup is integrated into the painting of the flesh and not on top of it. I think in some ways it is more difficult to expressively deploy makeup.”

― Richard Phillips

“I have the utmost admiration for makeup artists. It’s truly magical what they can accomplish with their materials. The face and the body are really their canvas.”

― Richard Phillips

“Fashion is not separate from art. It is inextricably woven into how we open ourselves to the world and articulates the exchanges of power both real and imagined.”

― Richard Phillips

“I don’t think a lot of people realized that piracy is out there, and it’s not a Disney-esque or Johnny Depp-esque type of thing.”

― Richard Phillips

“The Merchant Marines fight piracy all over the world. We fight piracy in the Philippines, the east and west coast of Africa, and the east and west coast of South America.”

― Richard Phillips

“Anytime money is your main focus, I think we all come to problems.”

― Richard Phillips

“If we strive and continue fighting as best we can, we can overcome a lot of the personal and professional problems that we do have.”

― Richard Phillips

“We really owe it to the military for what they do day in and day out that we never even hear about.”

― Richard Phillips

“The most desirable and appropriate solution to piracy is for the United States government to provide protection through military escorts and/or militant detachments aboard U.S. vessels.”

― Richard Phillips

“These pirates are evolving, and we must stay with the curve and evolve with them to stop these incidents from happening.”

― Richard Phillips

“I believe it is the responsibility of our government to protect the U.S., including U.S.-flag vessels.”

― Richard Phillips

“I’m not a hero. The military is.”

― Richard Phillips

“If you can get rid of the emotion and concentrate on the problem, you can solve the problem.”

― Richard Phillips

“Nothing is over until you quit.”

― Richard Phillips

“The SEALs have a sense of community I’ve never seen anywhere. Not just the guys but the wives, widows, kids of fallen heroes.”

― Richard Phillips

“Being in that other world of media, TV, Hollywood, it’s not a real world. For me going back to work, it was a pleasure to get back to the world I knew. That’s the real world. That’s normal for me.”

― Richard Phillips

“I thought the first thing the pirates would do is take me out if they thought an attack was imminent. I really didn’t see a good outcome.”

― Richard Phillips

“I tell my kids, ‘Don’t do well in school, and you, too, can end up at sea.’”

― Richard Phillips
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