quotes about art, architecture and other important things

a collection of quotes that I gathered over the years through my reading.  I don't necessarily agree with all of the ideas and opinions expressed herein but those that either provoked thought or tickled were included.

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Do not disturb my circles!

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“Noli turbare circulos meos,” (Do not disturb my circles.) – – Purportedly the last words of Archimedes of Syracuse [c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC] Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer  before being killed at 75 by a Roman soldier in the siege on Syracuse during the Second Punic War 218-201 BC

Archimedes painted by Domenico Fetti in 1620

Archimedes of Syracuse painted by Domenico Fetti in 1620