One does not contemplate it like a picture. The idea of contemplation disappears completely. Simply take note that its a bottle rack, or that its a bottle rack that has changed its destination... Its not the visual question of the readymade that counts; its the fact that it exists, even.
By: Marcel Duchamp
It is to the last degree distressing to contemplate the state and establishment of our navy... unless the private emolument of individuals in our navy is made superior to that in privateers, it never can become respectable; it never will become formidable. And without a respectable navy - alas, America!
By: John Paul Jones