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Beatrice Wood
March 3, 1893 - March 12, 1998
Nationality: American
Category: Artist
Subcategory: American Artist

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.


I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.


First of all, I'd like to say here the fact that I'm not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.


I don't like to sell my finest pieces.


My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road.


A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.


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.


Sex is energy.


But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating.


Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy.


I'm not too interested in books about India.


And several galleries - two had asked me and I said no, because I didn't want to leave things on consignment.


There's so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.


But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.


And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.


You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself.


You see, I was never stage-struck the way most girls were.


And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color.


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.


Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up.


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