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53 Insightful Quotes By Jenny Holzer, The Famous American Neo-Conceptual Artist

Famous As: Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Born On: 1950
Born In: Gallipolis
Age: 73 Years
Jenny Holzer is a neo-conceptual artist from the U.S. A large portion of her work is feminist in nature and as such, she is regarded as a member of the feminist branch of artists which rose to prominence in 1980. Holzer had always aspired to be an artist and in fact wanted to go into abstract art. She studied art at Duke University, before studying painting at the University of Chicago and eventually at Ohio University, from where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Holzer’s earliest work as an artist was in the field of public art and languages. Her career as an artist really took off after she became a resident of Manhattan in 1976 and the following year she started her most famous series of works titled ‘Truisms’. ‘The Truisms’ series contin-ued till 1979 and in 1981, she started another of her noted art series titled ‘Living’, that added on to her laurels. As a street artist it doesn’t come as a surprise that she is filled to the brim with great lines. Jenny Holzer's works, writings and interviews have highlighted many important issues and she has also expressed her thoughts on various issues through these mediums. Her finest quotes have been collected from her works, interviews etc. Here are some of her best quotes that express her thoughts and feelings on various issues which will surely strike a chord with you.
SPIT ALL OVER SOMEONE WITH A MOUTHFUL OF MILK IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR PERSONALITY FAST.

SPIT ALL OVER SOMEONE WITH A MOUTHFUL OF MILK IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR PERSONALITY FAST.

Jenny Holzer
If you behaved nicely, the communists wouldn't exist.

If you behaved nicely, the communists wouldn't exist.

Jenny Holzer
In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.

In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.

Jenny Holzer
Boredom makes you do crazy things.

Boredom makes you do crazy things.

Jenny Holzer
You are a victim of the rules you live by.

You are a victim of the rules you live by.

Jenny Holzer
Turn soft and lovely anytime you have the chance.

Turn soft and lovely anytime you have the chance.

Jenny Holzer
You confuse me with something that is in you. I will not predict how you want to use me.

You confuse me with something that is in you. I will not predict how you want to use me.

Jenny Holzer
Going with the flow is soothing but risky.

Going with the flow is soothing but risky.

Jenny Holzer
Protect me from what I want.

Protect me from what I want.

Jenny Holzer
Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionary.

Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionary.

Jenny Holzer
Expressing anger is necessary.

Expressing anger is necessary.

Jenny Holzer
A positive attitude means all the difference in the world.

A positive attitude means all the difference in the world.

Jenny Holzer
Savor kindness because cruelty is always possible later.

Savor kindness because cruelty is always possible later.

Jenny Holzer
Being happy is more important than anything else.

Being happy is more important than anything else.

Jenny Holzer
At times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning.

At times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning.

Jenny Holzer
A sense of timing is the mark of a genius.

A sense of timing is the mark of a genius.

Jenny Holzer
Raise boys and girls the same way.

Raise boys and girls the same way.

Jenny Holzer
Knowing yourself lets you understand others.

Knowing yourself lets you understand others.

Jenny Holzer
Expiring for love is beautiful but stupid.

Expiring for love is beautiful but stupid.

Jenny Holzer
SOME DAYS YOU WAKE AND
IMMEDIATELY START TO WORRY.
NOTHING IN PARTICULAR IS WRONG,
IT¹S JUST THE SUSPICION THAT
FORCES ARE ALIGNING QUIETLY
AND THERE WILL BE TROUBLE.

SOME DAYS YOU WAKE AND IMMEDIATELY START TO WORRY. NOTHING IN PARTICULAR IS WRONG, IT¹S JUST THE SUSPICION THAT FORCES ARE ALIGNING QUIETLY AND THERE WILL BE TROUBLE.

Jenny Holzer
Fear is the greatest incapacitator.

Fear is the greatest incapacitator.

Jenny Holzer
Being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular.

Being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular.

Jenny Holzer
A lot of professionals are crackpots.

A lot of professionals are crackpots.

Jenny Holzer
With all the holes in you already there's no reason to define the outside environment as alien.

With all the holes in you already there's no reason to define the outside environment as alien.

Jenny Holzer
Deviants are sacrificed to increase group solidarity.

Deviants are sacrificed to increase group solidarity.

Jenny Holzer
How do you resign yourself to something that will never be? You stop wanting just that thing. You go numb. Or you kill the agent of desire.

How do you resign yourself to something that will never be? You stop wanting just that thing. You go numb. Or you kill the agent of desire.

Jenny Holzer
I try to excite myself so I stay crazy.

I try to excite myself so I stay crazy.

Jenny Holzer
WHAT A SHOCK WHEN THEY TELL YOU
IT WON'T HURT AND YOU ALMOST 
TURN INSIDE OUT WHEN THEY BEGIN.

WHAT A SHOCK WHEN THEY TELL YOU IT WON'T HURT AND YOU ALMOST TURN INSIDE OUT WHEN THEY BEGIN.

Jenny Holzer
Enjoy yourself because you can't change anything anyway.

Enjoy yourself because you can't change anything anyway.

Jenny Holzer
THERE IS A PERIOD WHEN IT IS CLEAR
THAT YOU HAVE GONE WRONG
BUT YOU CONTINUE.
SOMETIMES THERE IS A 
LUXURIOUS AMOUNT OF TIME 
BEFORE ANYTHING BAD HAPPENS.

THERE IS A PERIOD WHEN IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU HAVE GONE WRONG BUT YOU CONTINUE. SOMETIMES THERE IS A LUXURIOUS AMOUNT OF TIME BEFORE ANYTHING BAD HAPPENS.

Jenny Holzer