"Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Robert Smithson on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Robert Smithson on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Robert Smithson on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Robert Smithson on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Robert Smithson on William Shakespeare
"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues."
"Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is."
"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us."
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