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By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

I learned from books that I picked up. That was something that just came out of nowhere but continued to be an attraction. So there was a continuum of my interest in the arts and involvement in creating that was strong enough that it later blossomed into much more.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

There was a certain amount of discipline, I think; my parents wanted to be sure that I was not just sitting around doing nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

I graduated in June 1948 and then went in the fall to the art school. I stayed with my cousins on Seventeenth Street in the beginning, and later had my own apartment very near there and was able to walk to the Art Institute on Elmwood Avenue. The school had a faculty of local artists - Jeanette and Robert Blair, James Vullo who were well known in the area. It was a school that I think thrived on returning GIs, as many schools did at that time. It was a very informal program - but it was professional.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

At the end of the elementary program, I then had to move onto high school. Simultaneously, my parents moved to Attica to a suburban area not far from the well-known Attica State Prison. Then I would take the school bus which was a very short distance away, where I was involved with a much larger community.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

Jack Sturtzer, one of my cousins, had gone to art school and suggested that I might be interested in a private school called the Art Institute of Buffalo, and in fact that is what happened. So upon graduation in 1948, I then went to stay with my cousins on Seventeenth Street and enrolled in the program at the Art Institute on Elmwood Avenue.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

When knowledge is scant or conflicting, folklore takes over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

Stop making sense. Logic is predictable. Think differently.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Charles Burchfield would look at what you were working on and not say anything for several minutes. Then he would very sensitively respond - "Well, have you thought about?" or "Might you consider?" I respected that so much because I thought he was so sensitive to my work, and didn't want to offend me, but in the right way to encourage me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

Maybe that's what I've based my career on: getting up earlier than everyone else so I get an extra couple of hours.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

At one point I had dreams of being in the school band, but I didn't play an instrument that qualified me, and that was a problem. I always had fantasies to be part of that, but I did take my piano lessons quite seriously.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I've always been a keen cyclist, I'm very close to the world of cycling. Not just cycling really - also walking, adventures, being a curious person, traveling to new countries.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I was always busy doing something, being an only child.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

In thinking back, not having any experience in any other elementary school, there may have been an advantage of being with different age groups to benefit from what they were learning in a more advanced capacity. With a small group like that, there was a lot of one-to-one teaching.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

I'm very curious and being childlike is vital in our industry

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

The pastors and ministry leaders came away energized to have voter registration drives at their churches and motivated to encourage their congregations to "vote their values.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Experience is the best teacher. A compelling story is a close second.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Even today, the bigger the city, the better. That's why I live in New York.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

There's always an important person who helps support your interests and encourages you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

In terms of any sacrifices at the time [of World War II], I was somewhat protected living on a small farm where there was food, different perhaps from living in a city environment. I know such things as gas rationing did exist, but it wasn't anything that interfered with my daily activity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I think there were some programs but in those days art programs were kind of basic. You would do drawing and simple collage type work. But at home I was beginning to get interested in doing my own thing as well. I'm not sure what inspired this, but I became very interested in decorating things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

I became a bit of a teacher's pet, and it became known in the school by both faculty and students that I really excelled in the arts. So that recognition I credit for my growing interest in art that continued to evolve later on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

Before I was married I learned the difference between a cheap and expensive wine after I was married I learned to drink the cheap wine.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

People, even children, aren't really afraid of change. They're afraid of not being prepared for change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

My parents' names were Florian and Mabel Smith. My mother's maiden name was Dersam. They were of German heritage and were part of a family community with my grandparents and uncles and relatives. I was an only child.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I was engaged in all the required courses of math and geometry, but the area that I blossomed in was the art program.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

He [my father] didn't have a basement workshop as such, but I know that he did build things, construct things, repair things. My mother, likewise, was sewing and doing activities that often take place in a household.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

What I adore is mixing the unexpected, things you don't imagine should go together

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I think it was interesting that when you're in those formative years you respond to things that interest you and don't always know where they lead. But they accumulate and add up to something that enriches your later life or leads you to some new experience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

The class situation [at Art Institute on Elmwood Avenue] was such that one would be very much on their own to paint or draw. The faculty was roving to give opinions or help out technically, which all the faculty did very well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I was always making things. I made model airplanes and did a number of hands-on activities. I liked creating in some form or another, not realizing what it was all about.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

Upon graduation, in the yearbook I was voted "Most likely to succeed." which I know was credited to my artistic achievements.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

One association with the arts that I vividly remember was a magazine called Normal Instructor, a teachers' magazine, that Miss George would hold up with illustrations of great artworks like [Vincent] van Gogh and Rembrandt [van Rijn].

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

The first important [step] one was going to school. There was an advantage as there was a one-room schoolhouse that was within walking distance of my home. I went there being very shy, but I fit in quickly, and I was nurtured by a very dedicated and caring teacher, Magdalen George, who we referred to as Miss George. She was my teacher for a full seven years.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Being born in '31 was during the Depression and in my earlier youth World War II took place - so it was not the best of times, and yet I don't recall ever having experiences that were a burden.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Charles Burchfield was exceptional. As such an accomplished artist, he had limited previous association with academia and teaching.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Fashion is about today and tomorrow. Nobody cares how good you used to be

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

It [piano lessons] wasn't a priority, but it was an interest and through that I became acquainted with classical music, which was a main interest at the time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

At home, the radio was a big source and the classic radio programs we would listen to like Amos and Andy and whatever other ones there were.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

It was only when I got to high school and was in the art program that my artistic talent was recognized. The art program was directed by a wonderful and a very important person in my life - Charlotte Ranger, who was referred to as Mrs. Ranger. She had been teaching in the school for many years.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paul Smith

Twitter proved without a shadow of a doubt it is much more than a social network, but a user-defined infrastructure that can be harnessed to change lives and expectations, to share and enhance unique experiences and viewpoints. - Twitchhiker

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Great stories happen all around you every day. At the time they’re happening, you don’t think of them as stories. You probably don’t think about them at all. You experience them. You enjoy them. You learn from them. You’re inspired by them. They only become stories if someone is wise enough to share them. That’s when a story is born.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

It was mainly a growing farm, although we did have chickens and a few animals, but I did help to some degree with that. I have to say that it was not my favorite association.I did what I was asked to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

I got the letter about becoming a Sir in 2000, the same year that Pauline asked me if we could finally get married. My assistant, Colette, called up and it turned out both the wedding and the Buck House ceremony were happening on the same day. I was knighted at 11 and married at four. She became an instant Lady.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Paul Smith

There were neighbors that I played with and did all the things that children do. I did mow the lawn. I did help with various things that needed to be done to occupy my time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I was painting furniture, learning to stencil, and explore all kinds of traditional techniques of decoration. I learned from books that I picked up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

Don't dress for fashion, dress for yourself

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

I think I was really naïve. I had no context to think about what I wanted to do. Each step was a next stage of exploration.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Smith

The environment itself was culturally a vacuum, in that there was simply nothing that would inspire me in the arts. But my parents were always very supportive of anything that I explored or wanted to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Smith

In a social studies class I did a paper on the history of Attica, which ended up being a little book that I created.