This year, when the pandemic death diminished and flowed, a unique eternal beating, the artist’s beating of death, was played as usual, creating a wave of collective sorrow in itself. Some, such as Cicely Tyson and Stephen Sondheim, have been in the limelight for generations. Others like Michael K. Williams and Nai Ni Chen have shortened our mourning career. Here is in their own words a tribute to just a few of them.
“I’m not afraid of death. I don’t know what it is. How can I be afraid of not knowing anything?”
— — Cicely Tyson, actress, born in 1924 (Read the obituary.).
“I want people to empower and have a great time.”
— Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker, born 1932 (Read the obituary.).
“I want you to talk about your steps.”
— Liam Scarlett, choreographer, born in 1986 (Read the obituary.).
“I remember my childhood a lot. I remember a lot of the past, but I’m always looking forward to music.”
— Nelson Freire, pianist, born in 1944 (Read the obituary.).
“When my parents went out, I pushed the furniture back, freed up empty space, turned on the record player, and flew around the apartment.”
— — Bob Avian, choreographer, born in 1937 (Read the obituary.).
“School was a boring and terrible chore until one day when it was cast as a girl with a mandolin in” Sleeping Beauty. ” “
— Carla Fracci, dancer, born in 1936 (Read the obituary.).
“When I grew up in Kyoto, the trees, trees, pillar grains, floor patterns, garden stones, bamboo, Kyoto trees and plants are all part of me. — And I wrote the script. When reading, I borrow from all these things. “
— Emi Wada, costume designer, born in 1937
“There are many landscapes that I would never have explained if I hadn’t become homesick. If I didn’t want to remember.”
— Joan Didion, writer, born in 1934 (Read the obituary.).
“When I’m in a forested area, I still feel deprived of the sky. Many people born from the plain sky feel that way.”
— Larry McMurtry, novelist, born in 1936 (Read the obituary.).
“My dad told me,” You didn’t succeed as a student, you’re not going to succeed as an actor. ” “I will be the judge,” I said.
— — Ed Asner, actor, born in 1929 (Read the obituary.).
“I came to New York with $ 57 in my pocket.”
— — Olympia Dukakis, actress, born in 1931 (Read the obituary.).
“When I first went to New York with the Stones, the first thing I did was go to Birdland. And that was it. I’ve seen America. I mean, I didn’t want to see it anywhere else. . “
— — Charlie Watts, drummer, born in 1941 (Read the obituary.).
“Spread me at Times Square or Velasco Theater.”
— — Jacques d’Boise, dancer, born in 1934 (Read the obituary.).
In memory of Stephen Sondheim
Respected and influential composer-The lyricist died on November 26, 2021. He was 91 years old.
“If you have a protagonist, they should be in a hurry. You can slow down while shooting, but that helps writing. Even if they aren’t moving, do they move on? , I’m thinking of leaving the scene where they are. “
— — Robert Downey Sr., filmmaker, born in 1936 (Read the obituary.).
“I always said I was lacking in ambition, but that doesn’t mean I was lazy.”
— Joe Allen, restaurant owner in the theater district, born in 1933 (Read the obituary.).
“I don’t think it’s interesting to the audience. I think it’s the opposite.”
— — Charles Grodin, actor, born in 1935 (Read the obituary.).
“I solve the problem — it’s a visual problem.”
— — Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of children’s books, born in 1939 (Read the obituary.).
“If you are combative, you never learn.”
— Larry King, TV Moderator, born in 1933 (Read the obituary.).
“I started teaching people how the body actually works. I saw a skeleton. I did a human dissection. I understand not only my movements, but the nature of their movements. I did all these things to do. “
— — Anna Halprin, choreographer, born in 1920 (Read the obituary.).
“I’m not interested in the artist’s intentions. I’m interested in the results.”
— Dave Hickey, art critic, born in 1938 (Read the obituary.).
“My thirst for expressing myself in both the east and the west could only occur by creating my own company.”
— — Nai Ni Chen, choreographer and dancer, born in 1959 (Read the obituary.).
“When I studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had a humanities class on my side. Ultimately, I wasn’t designing for design, but creativity in a much more cultural context. I started on this path of thinking about. Connecting design to the rhythm of what’s happening in the world. “
— Virgil Abloh, designer, born in 1980 (Read the obituary.).
“Our people who create images need to be very aware of the power of images, that is, how images work, especially in a society where our own history is not taught. “
— — Yolanda Lopez, artist, born in 1942 (Read the obituary.).
“You are more chaotic on stage than anywhere else.”
— Helen McCrory, actress, born in 1968 (Read the obituary.).
“The most meaningful character to me is the one that kills me nearby. It’s the sacrifice I chose to make.”
— Michael K. Williams, actor, born in 1966 (Read the obituary.).
“Without humor, we cannot make a meaningful revolution.”
— Bellhooks, writer, scholar, born in 1952 (Read the obituary.).
“Making people laugh is a gift. Preaching them is not a gift. There are people who can do it better. Preachers.”
— Norm Macdonald, comedian, born in 1959 (Read the obituary.).
“What everyone thinks works doesn’t work. What everyone thinks doesn’t work will work.”
— Elizabeth McCann, theater producer, born 1931 (Read the obituary.).
“The success of my book lies not in the characters, words or colors, but in the simple and simple feelings.”
— — Eric Carle, writer and artist, born in 1929 (Read the obituary.).
“Children want to read about ordinary everyday children.”
— Beverly Cleary, writer, born in 1916 (Read the obituary.).
“All I do is give these people the real thing.”
— Young Dolph, Rapper, born in 1985 (Read the obituary.).
“I’m trying to use musical, expressive language that fits the pattern, but it doesn’t sound mechanical. Above all, I need a speech rhythm like the rhythm that the audience speaks.”
— Carlisle Floyd, composer, born in 1926 (Read the obituary.).
“Birds were the first composers. They like to sing in the spring. To provide pure beauty-that’s what we’re trying to do.”
— — Louis Andriessen, composer, born in 1939 (Read the obituary.).
“There aren’t many traps in my personality. I’m just a simple person with stupid bones.”
— Cloris Leachman, actress, born in 1926 (Read the obituary.).
“I am a witness of my time, you know, of history.”
— — Hung Liu, artist, born in 1948 (Read the obituary.).
“Technology is changing the way people work. In email, the Internet, and conference calls, people are beginning to ask,” What is the headquarters or office environment? “
— Art Gensler, architect, born in 1935 (Read the obituary.).
“I made over 100 movies, some of which were even better. It’s great to be reborn every few decades.”
— — Christopher Plummer, actor, born in 1929 (Read the obituary.).
“After seeing your work, you’ll always want to go back and start over.”
— — Lisa Banes, actress, born in 1955 (Read the obituary.).
“When art leaves the studio, I think it’s dead. I don’t own it anymore. By installing it in museums and upcoming shows, I’m allowed to touch my work. No. That seems strange to me. If someone puts me in front of my picture, I’ll put more text in it. It’s never done, but all my work is done not.”
— Kaari Upson, artist, born 1970 (read obituary)
“I don’t need to bring any more turmoil into the real world, and I like the fact that music data is so weightless and spaceless.”
— Sophie, a pop producer and performer born in 1986 (Read the obituary.).
“My paintings are usually untitled. Art should give people dreams and when you have a title you adjust your vision.”
— Etel Adnan, writer and artist, born in 1925 (Read the obituary.).
“We are two old men, but it sounds the same when playing this music, and it nourishes us in a way that nourishes you.”
— — Michael Nesmith, musician, born in 1942 (Read the obituary.).
“We always put music first and marriage second. For example, one night after dinner, I was going to cook, and Jerry said,” Forget about cooking. Let’s practice. I’ll cook later. “
— — Dottie Dodgong, drummer, born in 1929 (Read the obituary.).
“Even my’first-class female’, as you know, in aerial quotes- letter.. They weren’t Miss Vanilla Ice Cream. They weren’t holding horses while John Wayne was sprinting towards the setting sun. “
— Jessica Walter, actress, born in 1941 (Read the obituary.).
“The last note, the last high note-I have to say something.”
— — Edita Gruberova, soprano, born in 1946 (Read the obituary.).
“I look back on my life just before I go and thank God every moment.”
— DMX, rapper, born 1970 (Read the obituary.).
“Life is unpredictable. There is no shape. And making forms gives you solidity. That’s why people draw, take pictures, write music, start and middle. , Telling a story with an end, even if the middle begins and the beginning ends. “
— — Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist, born in 1930 (Read the obituary.).