Beatrice Wood Quotes


Author Profession: Artist

Nationality: American

Born: March 3, 1893

Died: March 12, 1998

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

Beatrice Wood

Art, Work, Usual

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.

Beatrice Wood

Romantic, Sex, Believe

I don’t like to sell my finest pieces.

Beatrice Wood

Life, Pieces, Finest

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

Beatrice Wood

Mind, Rich, Poet

And then a great thing in my life was going to India.

Beatrice Wood

Life, India, Great Things

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

Beatrice Wood

Girl, Way, Stage

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

Beatrice Wood

Acting, Actresses, Fascinating

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

Beatrice Wood

Mother, Unhappy, Charming

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

Beatrice Wood

Art, America, Theatre

I’m not too interested in books about India.

Beatrice Wood

Book, India, Famous, 

I was in a convent for a year.

Beatrice Wood

Years, Convent, Location,

The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges.

Beatrice Wood

Art, America, Bridges

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.

Beatrice Wood

Life, Love, God, You,

Here in America we’re doing the most wonderful crafts.

Beatrice Wood

Doing, America, Most, Wonderful,

I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.

Beatrice Wood

Believe, Happen, Afterlife,

I owe it all to art books, chocolate and young men.

Beatrice WOOD

Art, Book, Men

Do be true to yourself, whether it’s bad doesn’t matter. The important thing – you have to copy while you’re studying. And culture is – each of us – is like one pearl added to another to make a chain. We each contribute to the other. And that’s all right. But once you’re on your own, do that which comes from within. And I feel this very strongly.

Beatrice Wood

Important, Pearls, Matter

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

Beatrice Wood

Life, Happiness, Mistake

You can’t change the world, you can only change yourself.

Beatrice Wood

World, Changing The World, Change Yourself

I hang on to the statement of scientists that there is no time. Therefore, join me in telling everyone you are thirty-two. This allows me to go after young men and plan grabbing husbands from my girlfriends. Choosing to live in the timeless, I am now at the easiest and happiest time of my life.

Beatrice Wood

Girlfriend, Husband, Men