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All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.

An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.

The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.

Painting and writing are solitary arts.

Art depends on luck and talent.

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.

I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.

One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.

Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.

One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes.

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.

Art is pattern informed by sensibility.

The best artists know what to leave out.

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.

Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.

To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.

To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.

I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.

I will preach with my brush.

Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.

I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.

Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.

We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.

I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.

I am not strong on perfection.

I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman.

The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.

If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens.

To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.

Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.

Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.

You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.

Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.

There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.

Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.

Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.

My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.

What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.

Art is the triumph over chaos.

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?

Insight is the first condition of Art.

In art, the obvious is a sin.

I'm not gonna give the British Government the joy of keeping taxing me. They don't tax art. And all my cars are just a collection of art.

An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.

The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.

Art is anything people do with distinction.

Layer by layer art strips life bare.

Artists live in unknown spaces and give themselves over to following something unknown.

When artists make art, they shouldn't question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another.

The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.

It is hard to separate the art from the artist.

Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

I don't see any boundaries between any of the art forms. I think they all inter-relate completely.

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.

The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art.

If my art has nothing to do with people's pain and sorrow, what is 'art' for?

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake.

Fashion is kinda a joke. I don't get too bogged down in the clothes. For me, it's one big art project, just a canvas to show that fashion should have a brand which has someone behind it who cares about different contexts. Social things.

At the end of the day, I just do my job. I love my art. But I genuinely want to change the world. I'm very generous, and I really want people to see that I am - that's really it.

I am a writer. I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist - that there is both joy and beauty and illumination and communion between people to be achieved through the dissection of personality.

When I was making my debut as an artist, I felt that it was very important that I try to combine the background of my own culture, my people, and the country into the contemporary art world. So that's how I came up with the term 'superflat.'

Women's art, political art - those categorisations perpetuate a certain kind of marginality which I'm resistant to. But I absolutely define myself as a feminist.

A work of art doesn't exist outside the perception of the audience.

I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good - the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself... Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!

Filmmaking is a very privileged art form. It costs a lot of money to make these things.

I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman.

I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods.

You really can't bring about anything new with art.

We have lost the art of sharing and caring.

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.

O, Thou precious Lord Jesus Christ, we do adore Thee with all our hearts. Thou art Lord of all.

Creative output, you know, is just pain. I'm going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.

Art is to be free. Design is to fix.

When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital.

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.

Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one's reason; bad people stir one's imagination.

A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.

Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.

Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire.

The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman's heart.

There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate - not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not at all.

'The Lady's World' should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women's opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure.

Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the 'Not Me,' that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, 'Nature.'

I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, 'No. No, I'm finished. Bye.' And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won't do that.

I'm happy to be a writer - of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use.

Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.

The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation.

I like to learn. That's an art and a science.

I always make music as an art - it's never been a product for me.

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.

I paint; I draw and paint - I've been doing that since I was in third grade, drawing realistically and then changing to abstract art. That was my first creative thing before guitar or comedy.

I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I've built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out - I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time: 'Trump: The Art of the Deal.'

The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.

Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business.

In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically.

I believe that economics is based on scarcity of markets. And it's possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.

I always wanted to do things right and represent myself as somebody that took the art serious and someone that took the business serious also, so I had time to weigh the options and figure it out and do my best to create the situation that was ideal.

The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, 'What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?' And, 'How does creativity apply across the board?'

Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.

I'm a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago. I'd been in national competitions from the age of 14.

We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading.

To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn't art, but the person you become when you're famous - your alter ego - that's art.

I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine.

If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art.

Art? That's a man's name.

We live in an age when the traditional great subjects - the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism - are daily devalued by commercial art.

I'm for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.

All art is propaganda, and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda.

If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it.

I could hardly sit through 'Frozen.' There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge. It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.

The X is an amazing car, but we kind of got carried away with the art and technology. Obviously, you want great art. You want great technology. But we did get a little distracted from our mission, which was to advance the cause of electric vehicles. And it probably delayed us a little bit with the Model 3 as well.

Certainly there is, for the American Negro artist who can escape the restrictions the more advanced among his own group would put upon him, a great field of unused material ready for his art.

To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspirations of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!'

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

'Crazy' is a term of art; 'Insane' is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.

The art is long, life is short.

In the Raphael Room, the secret turned out to be that only some of the paintings were made by the great master; the rest were made by students. I had liked the ones by Raphael. This was a big jab for my self-confidence in my ability to appreciate art.

Until I began to learn to draw, I was never much interested in looking at art.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.

I'm interested in Jackson Pollock's kind of art, where art is beautiful, but it's nothing, and yet it's incredible.

You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. You want to be focused on it.

It's a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function.

I'm enamored with the art world.

I think the idea of art kills creativity.

Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real' world.

I've been trying to... Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity.

I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.

At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost.

If you consider film an art form, as some people do, then the Western would be a truly American art form, much as jazz is.

In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn't compose the 'Ninth Symphony,' no one else before or after is going to compose the 'Ninth Symphony' that he composed; no one else is going to paint 'Starry Night' by van Gogh.

Let's say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can't do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference.

All art really does is keep you focused on questions of humanity, and it really is about how do we get on with our maker.

Art was, seriously, the only thing I'd ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings.

There are times when I prefer a cerebral moment with an artist, and I'll just enjoy the wit of a Picabia or a Duchamp. It amuses me that they thought that what they did would be a good way of making art.

I've started doing book reviews for Barnes & Noble! They saw that I did a lot of book reviews on the site, and they figured that it might not be a bad thing if they got me to do some for them as well. I gave them five categories I'd be interested in reviewing, from art to fiction to music.

I'm not a very creative person, you know? I'm not really an art person. I'm not a great reader or writer or artist or musician.

We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP.

I'm mostly into buying art from friends. I like to keep it vague - just whatever I find intriguing.

DJing is like a great tasteful art form.

I think that, in a digital age, album covers are becoming a lost art.

Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity - and I don't mean simple - it'll be good, and the public will know it.

As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves.

Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.

O, you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you, and I would have ended my life - it was only my art that held me back. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth all that I felt was within me.

The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.

In a storm, I think, 'What if the gospel be not true? Then thou art, of all men, most foolish. For what has thou given up thy goods, thy ease, thy friends, thy reputation, thy country, thy life?'

I don't know if he remembers, but the first time I ever met Cudi was the first time I met Kanye. I've never told anyone this, but it was the same day. That was the first time I was around G.O.O.D. Music at all. I was sitting like, 'Man, I'm in the presence of 'Ye and Cudi. This is the art level where I want to be.'

I don't get why radio shows allow artists to do shows without creative control, without any art direction at all. Instead of that, I get their press guys, their camera guys to be my backdrop of my show.

At the age when other children, I imagine, experience their first 'feeling' for a person, or for art, or for religion, I was affectionate, good, and even pious: by that I mean that under the influence of my mother, I was devoted to the Child Jesus.

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.

The state of female artists is very good. But the very definition of art has been biased in that 'art' was what men did in a European tradition and 'crafts' were what women and natives did. But it's actually all the same.

I have made an art form of the interview. The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians.

Music needs a visual element to make it tangible. So, naturally, there's gonna be a synergy between high-level art direction and high-level albums.

Kanye's the best. He really, really is. He's cool. And why we've always gotten along is because we can just sit down and talk about art.

Art is made in hindsight.

All I do all day is think of ideas and implement them. That's an industry, you know. I'm trying to make art on a commercial scale.

People that are able to think in terms of concepts and offer us valuable forms of art are very exciting to me.

A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.

We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still.

Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person's earth lives.

The very large brain that humans have, plus the things that go along with it - language, art, science - seemed to have evolved only once. The eye, by contrast, independently evolved 40 times. So, if you were to 'replay' evolution, the eye would almost certainly appear again, whereas the big brain probably wouldn't.

I'm quite a softy, yes. I have a blank spot with respect to visual art, but I have perhaps a compensating hypersensitivity to poetry and music.

There are risks in the sheer brevity of Twitter, and it's actually quite an elegant art reducing what you have to say to 140 characters, and it's something that I quite enjoy attempting to do.

The usefulness of science is sometimes exaggerated. You'd never talk about music being useful or art being useful.

Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It's what you feel.

I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us.

Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.

I'm lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I don't want a Picasso on my wall; it's great art, but it's dead art to me. I'd rather have a photograph by someone I've never heard of that really inspires me.

Art Nouveau got its inspiration from nature. The Bauhaus got its inspiration from engineering.

Like most sensible people, you probably lost interest in modern art about the time that Julian Schnabel was painting broken pieces of the crockery that his wife had thrown at him for painting broken pieces of crockery instead of painting the bathroom and hall.

Art and mass entertainment and propaganda, they can all be plotted on the same graph, but there is a difference.

Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.

First of all, what in this world does not revolve around money? But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms.

Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what's already there.

Art Tatum was a genius.

My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes.

I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that.

When I went to school, you had to take art, you had to play an instrument. You had to play an instrument. But it's all degraded since then. I do not know what kind of nation we are that is cutting art, music, and gym out of the public-school curriculum.

I feel genius in great works of art. I have seen medical cures that science can't explain, some seemingly triggered by faith. The same is true of millions of other people.

For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it's a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.

My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She'd buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky.

I picked up some wonderful things just listening to other pianists that I appreciate, and that would be Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Horowitz, and Art Tatum. Those are the pianists I really enjoy and admire.

Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.

Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.

All over the world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking, are building an identity on a foundation that sees the will to do violence as the essential way to assert being.

My audience went, 'Wait, why is she singing jazz? What's going on?' And then they went, 'Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.' And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.

I was always trying - I never wanted to let my fans down; I always wanted them to see me in my art form.

Art is going to make a bigger comeback than ever. That's the upside to things getting challenging.

When it comes to art and science, people don't like a lot of either. Instead of being open to it, they're closed off about it.

I think all art - even one as lowly as making jokes about celebrities - is there to make a connection.

Make good art.

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.

The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy.

I'm inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art.

Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity - gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph?

I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.

Art for me is like breathing.

The art world was not initially really accepting my kind of work. I was ahead of my time.

Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it's more casual but more interesting.

Art is like breathing for me. If I don't do it, I start to choke.

My career? I never think of it as a 'career.' Art and music and all those things that I'm creating are just part of me.

It's a waste to not say anything with art.

There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, 'Hey, let's just make money,' because it doesn't work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it.

Great Art is Great because it inspired you greatly. If it didn't, no matter what the critics, the museums and the galleries say, it's not great art for you.

Sound as medium has an incredible elasticity. So, of course, it is tempting for artists of other fields to try something with sounds. Why not? We are living in the age when there is no limit in gathering all forms of art and music to mix it together if you so desire.

Art is a mind-game that we do to make our lives easier. If it isn't for that, it becomes superfluous.

Why do people want to know exactly who I am? Am I a poet? Am I this or that? I've always made people wary. First they called me a rock poet. Then I was a poet that dabbled in rock. Then I was a rock person who dabbled in art.

Hopefully if you create something fine, people will relate to it, so you're communicating with people, and you're not in a void. On the other hand, because you're always creating and transforming, art always separates you - always.

The thing is that as you grow through life, the pursuit of art and the pursuit of new ideas, all these things keeps your mind elastic.

Art gives people a reason to be alive.

In music, you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that's secondary.

For me, art is supposed to be a question mark.

The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

I come from a real working class background, and I didn't know anyone sophisticated - except I saw Edie Sedgewick once at the Art Museum in Philly. She had these black leotards and little black pumps and this big ermine cape and all these white dogs and black sunglasses and black eyes. She was classy!

My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it's a tornado that I'm controlling. It's creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.

I think it's the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you're a person that matters.

I listen to anything anyone gives me. I always go back to a few basic favorites. I can always listen to Django Reinhardt and hear something I haven't heard before. I like to listen to Art Tatum and Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Those are guys who never seem to run out of ideas.

I think body-image issues are not just a dancer thing. I think we're much more in tune and aware because the body is our instrument and art, and we stare at ourselves in a mirror all day, but I feel like it's something that every woman experiences and every girl experiences.

It's a European art form, and you're used to seeing a certain type of person as a ballerina. And I don't look like a lot of the girls around me.

I wanted to open the dialogue about race in ballet and bring more people in. It's just beautiful to see the interest that has exploded for such an incredible art form that I will forever be grateful to!

When I was growing up as a little girl and as a teenager, I loved designing and making dogs' clothes and wanting to be a fashion designer. I took art and ceramics. I loved dance.

Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever.

The art of the bird is to conceal its nest both as to position and as to material, but now and then it is betrayed into weaving into its structure showy and bizarre bits of this or that, which give its secret away and which seem to violate all the traditions of its kind.

Without the emotion of the beautiful, the sublime, the mysterious, there is no art, no religion, no literature.

In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. Summer is more wooing and seductive, more versatile and human, appeals to the affections and the sentiments, and fosters inquiry and the art impulse.

I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking.

Nothing has been left undone by the enemies of freedom. Every art and artifice, every cruelty and outrage has been practiced and perpetrated to destroy the rights of man. In this great struggle, every crime has been rewarded and every virtue has been punished.

Walt Whitman defended the sacredness of love, the purity of passion - the passion that builds every home and fills the world with art and song.

As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist.

I come from a mixed family, where my mother is art house cinema and my father is B-movie genre cinema. They're estranged, and I've been trying to bring them together for all of my career to one degree or another.

It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant.

I had no idea when I went to college what I'd be doing. I took organic chemistry and did terribly, but I was good in English and art. I took many courses and participated in as many activities as I could. I learned a lot about every single thing.

I'd say, if you want to be an artist, start with your art; start with making great music and it will, hopefully, eventually cut through all of the nonsense that is out there.

There's design, and there's art. Good design is total harmony. There's no better designer than nature - if you look at a branch or a leaf, it's perfect. It's all function. Art is different. It's about emotion. It's about suffering and beauty - but mostly suffering!

The word 'art' interests me very much. If it comes from Sanskrit, as I've heard, it signifies 'making.' Now everyone makes something, and those who make things on a canvas with a frame, they're called artists. Formerly, they were called craftsmen, a term I prefer. We're all craftsmen, in civilian or military or artistic life.

If only America would realize that the art of Europe is finished - dead - and that America is the country of the art of the future, instead of trying to base everything she does on European traditions!

The entire world of art has reached such a low level, it has been commercialized to such a degree that art and everything related to it has become one of the most trivial activities of our epoch.

Distortion came first from the fauves, who, in turn, were under the strong influence of primitive art.

What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It's not what you see that is art; art is the gap.

Can works be made which are not 'of art'?

Art doesn't interest me. Only artists interest me.

'Art or anti-art?' was the question I asked when I returned from Munich in 1912 and decided to abandon pure painting or painting for its own sake. I thought of introducing elements alien to painting as the only way out of a pictorial and chromatic dead end.

Art is all a matter of personality.

Words such as truth, art, veracity, or anything are stupid in themselves.

Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered?

If your choice enters into it, then taste is involved - bad taste, good taste, uninteresting taste. Taste is the enemy of art, A-R-T.

I couldn't go into the haphazard drawing or the paintings, the splashing of paint. I wanted to go back to a completely dry drawing, a dry conception of art.

The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.

In art, at a certain level, there is no 'better than.' It's just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. Trusting that, just because of the way people are built and how interconnected we are, greatness will translate and symmetry will be recognised.

In art, at a certain level, there is no 'better than.' It's just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it.

Art's everything we hope life would be, a lot of times.

Obviously, the cinematography of films is art, just as a still shot can be art. If I'm watching a Wes Anderson movie, the colour palettes alone, and the way they're painted, could be art. With music, you're a little bit limited, of course, because it's only audio.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.

Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Art is the proper task of life.

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

In art the best is good enough.

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

All art is but imitation of nature.

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

Even a true artist does not always produce art.

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.

I cry out for order and find it only in art.

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.

My focus is my art, and that's what I love to do. I have to be really passionate in order to do something. I've turned down many things that I just didn't believe in.

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success.

I don't go to New York. I don't go to parties. I just do my business and study nature. My career is 28 years in an obscure art school, with limited staff and no perks. All I am is a teacher.

As a longtime fan of talk radio, I'm very worried about the low opinion that conservative hosts and callers have of the American artist. Art is portrayed as a scam, a rip-off and snow job pushed by snobbish elites.

I'm into fashion because it contains the mood of the day, of the moment - like music, literature, and art.

I loved the idea of dramatic art of storytelling as a way to make sense of things. It's really what I love and what I care about.

I guess tennis is my main art, but fashion is definitely very close.

I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.

To create a work of art is to create the world.

Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.

With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist's soul, in musical sound.

A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art.

Writing is my job. I don't think of it as art.

My mother is a great artist, but she always treated her paintings like minor postcards. Had she pursued it, she would have been a great artist. Instead, she looked down on her art.

I had mentors, growing up in gay life - older gay men who told me about our history and the history of art and culture - but somehow, the younger generation missed out on that synergy.

I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on 'Suits,' I'm dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes.

I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events - that was my side job while I was auditioning. I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special.

For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes.

The industry needs to be run by artists, because we are the only people that care about art.

I love putting the music together. It's like art.

Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing.

I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time.

I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.

Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.

The job of art is to chase ugliness away.

I love nail art and anything that sparkles and grabs attention.

Art is elemental. Reason alone as it's expressed in the sciences can't be man's complete answer to reality, and it can't express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him.

All the great works of art, the cathedrals - the Gothic cathedrals and the splendid Baroque churches - are a luminous sign of God, and thus are truly a manifestation, an epiphany of God.

Excellent teachers showered on to us like meteors: Biology teachers holding up human brains, English teachers inspiring us with a personal ideological fierceness about Tolstoy and Plato, Art teachers leading us through the slums of Boston, then back to the easel to hurl public school gouache with social awareness and fury.

I love my Force Fins, which are the kind of fins Special Forces use and really are adapted from the fins of fish. They're very efficient. They are so beautiful, a pair is in the Museum of Modern Art. The set I have are ruby red. I call them my ruby flippers.

I want to be an improviser, and I've worked very hard at that. It's an art. You don't just play whatever comes into your head; you have to be very deliberate about what you do.

To me, the highest expression of life is art with jokes. It's very rarified, very difficult to accomplish if you want to be more than just funny and more than just jokes about human gaseousness.

You don't always have to show art in what's called a white box; you can have a kind of complexity within an exhibit which actually respects the art as well.

I feel like everything I do in the hip-hop world has an influence. People don't really notice what I did until somebody else does it. As far as hip-hop goes, I want to continue to make good music, and good art. I don't really follow the state of hip-hop.

I have a lot of good role models in my family for things off the court - like my older sister, who's a lawyer. I don't like writing papers, but she's helped me a lot. It's nice to have an art and business background because they tie together perfectly.

My parents, who were split up, were so good at keeping my environment strong and keeping everything around me not focused on the fact that we were poor. They got me culture. They took me to museums. They showed art to me. They read to me. And my mother drove two hours a day to take me to University Elementary School.

I collect art, and I drink wine... things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, 'I'm going to buy art to impress this crowd.' That's just ridiculous to me. I don't live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?

Everyone's supposed to stay in their lines and be neat. 'You're a rapper. You're supposed to rap, carry a boom box, wear chains, and go to the club - that's all you do. What are you doing collecting art? What are you talking about? Wait a minute, you're getting out of the zone.' People hate when people cross lines.

Any artist, the work you do, if it's a painting or if it's a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else's life. That's what's fun about sharing art.

It's not a science when you are judging art, but we'd be remiss to say you can't look at something and say, 'This is more well done than that.'

All the traditional models for doing things are collapsing; from music to publishing to film, and it's a wide open door for people who are creative to do what they need to do without having institutions block their art.

We're told that independent film lovers... folks that are used to watching art house films, won't come out and see a film with black people in it - I've been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that's not true.

I think that black people making art, women making art, and certainly black women making art is a disruptive endeavor - and it's one that I enjoy extremely.

The best art is realized when you can share the experience of making of it and not just the presentation of it, so that the audience is part of the creation and not just part of the consumption. Then it becomes much more full-bodied and robust.

Art morphs with what's going on in the world. We say 'Ferguson'; we don't say 'Mike Brown.' Just like we say 'Selma,' not 'Jimmie Lee Jackson.' There is something startling about the people in a particular place, a city or a small town, rising up and taking to the streets.

Art is something that grows and breathes and lives, and it shouldn't be predicated on the success of box office - but it is. But within that, you have to give people a chance to find their voice, to play, to continue to create.

I see no reason why the artistic world can't absolutely merge with Madison Avenue. Pop art is a move in that direction. Why can't we have advertisements with beautiful words and beautiful images?

Visual art and writing don't exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can't do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.

The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.

Music is an art form that I love dearly, and it's allowed me to bring so many people together and meet so many people.

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.

Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until I paint it, so it's almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can't help but know what he's going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation.

We talk too much of black art when we should be talking about art, just art. Black composers must be free to write rondos and fugues, not only protest songs.

Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.

The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone... means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.

I didn't want to be the kind of man that my father was. So I've tried, my entire life, to be the complete and utter opposite of that. And it has served not only the art well, but I think the audience well.

Honestly, I don't believe in menswear. I focus on what pieces are most timeless, transcendent, match my lifestyle, remain remarkable, and command intriguing attention across the room at an art gallery.

Good art however 'immoral' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.

Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.

Art should be life. It's an imitation of life. It should have some humanity in it.

The so-called alleged 'art' of the video - well, the video has killed the radio star, but the video star killed the live musician, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.

Art should not be bound by barriers or language. The Hindi film industry is a testament to that. We speak only Hindi, but we premiere in Germany and Japan. Our films do phenomenally well there. We transcend the barriers of language and culture. We welcome you in. I think that's what art should be, and I hope America reaches that place.

Art is collaboration: we are artists all over the world. I believe that people are always going to watch Hindi films... that's never going to die, but I think it's amazing that collaborations like that are happening.

I believe in myself and my art so much. I've always trusted destiny. Wherever it takes me, I just work damn hard at the opportunity.

I think art cannot be planned. The audience is too smart to get the dishonesty or 'too much planning' thing. I am not a legend, but I want to be one. I want to be known as an achiever. There is so much more that I can do.

Art and activism seem to go together naturally, the idea being that if you're an entertainer, you can have a voice, and if you have a voice, you can make a difference. But if I were not an actress, I would still try to extend myself beyond my little micro-universe of my job, family and personal joy.

I don't make a particular distinction between 'high art' and 'low art.' Music is there for everybody. It's a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.

By denying its musical and artistic merit, hip hop's critics get to have it both ways: they can deny the legitimate artistic standing of rap while seizing on its pervasive influence as an art form to prove what a terrible effect it has on youth.

Speaking out against rap music is useless, and it's futile. The reality is there's criticism for everything, but Jay-Z is one of the most remarkable artists of our time of any genre, and as a hip-hop artist he carries the weight of that art form with such splendor and grace and genius.

Acting was a hobby for me when I started out, or maybe it was because there weren't a lot of examples of me when I found an interest in this art form.

If you have the opportunity for your art to meet activism, you shouldn't pass that up when it comes your way.

Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it.

To stay true to your art is such a complicated journey, and Dad clearly has done it.

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

The history of art is the history of revivals.

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.

Art is science made clear.

Rules and models destroy genius and art.

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.

Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.

Art is the daughter of freedom.

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

My painting does not come from the easel.

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

Wherever art appears, life disappears.

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.

To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.

My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.

That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.

I think about my work every minute of the day.

By the work one knows the workman.

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.

The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.

Trying to force creativity is never good.

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

Vision is the true creative rhythm.

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.

The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.

In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.

Painting is by nature a luminous language.

A painting that is well composed is half finished.

Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.

When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.

Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.

Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.

You begin with the possibilities of the material.

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

I paint with shapes.

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.

I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

All art is quite useless.

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'

He who possesses art and science has religion he who does not possess them, needs religion.

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.

Art raises its head where creeds relax.

The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art.

The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

When you create art, the world has to wait.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

To catch a husband is an art to hold him is a job.

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them.

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.

The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.

I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.

I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.

Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.

The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.

Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.

Space is the breath of art.

Art does not reproduce what we see rather, it makes us see.

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.

I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.

The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.

Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.

To my mind the old masters are not art their value is in their scarcity.

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

All in the Family was intellectual it was art.

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.

Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.

All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.

Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same.

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves 'It's pretty, but is it Art?'

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.

Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them no art can keep or acquire them.

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.

Listen to your inner-voice: Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people. Fall in love with your art and find yourself. Music is the great communicator.

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way.

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.

The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.

It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.

If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.

There is nothing new in art except talent.

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent.

What is art? Nature concentrated.

Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'

One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.

All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise be wise and thou art happy.

Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.

Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.

Where thou art, that is home.

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Land really is the best art.

Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.

It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.

Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you're born a sinner and you don't really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called 'Antichrist Superstar.'

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.

I realised the bohemian life was not for me. I would look around at my friends, living like starving artists, and wonder, 'Where's the art?' They weren't doing anything. And there was so much interesting stuff to do, so much fun to be had... maybe I could even quit renting.

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.

All art is dependent on technology because it's a human endeavour, so even when you're using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that's technology.

With an apple I will astonish Paris.

If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.

An empty canvas is full.

What I didn't know was I was deeply attracted to the big space.

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.

An empty canvas is a living wonder... far lovelier than certain pictures.

I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can't be done in one picture.

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it's 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren't limited to sailors. It's a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

It's clever, but is it Art?

The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

Life is the art of being well deceived and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.

My trade and art is to live.

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.

There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

Men's magazines often feature pictures of naked ladies. Women's magazines also often feature pictures of naked ladies. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is hairy and lumpy and should not be seen by the light of day.

The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.

I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.

Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind if a servant, sometimes deaf.

Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.

Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'

The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.

You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.

One science only will one genius fit so vast is art, so narrow human wit.

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on science and art are as well.

The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.

'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.

Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally goodness is always the product of some art.

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.

I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization.

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.

The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.

You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.

People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama.

Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.

All good art is an indiscretion.

Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.

I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.

Art is the objectification of feeling.

The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.

Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don't mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.

The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.

If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years.

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.

What is art? Prostitution.

I don't have anything to say about other people's art and their work.

For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.

Resolve and thou art free.

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world's eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land.

I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.

There's a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There's a lot of sex, you know, in art. There's a lot of naked women and men, and there's intrigue, there's fakery. It's a real microcosm of the larger world.

You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.

I'm enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that's considered artistic, there's a commercial world around it: the ballet, opera, any kind of music. It can't exist without it.

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for something I can't even define.

People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.

Art seduces, but does not exploit.

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.

To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.

Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.

The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.

Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music.

The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?

Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.

I try to keep a low profile in general. Not with my art, but just as a person.

In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people.

I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be.

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.

What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.

The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.

The style of ancient Egyptian art is transcendently clear, something 8-year-olds can recognize in an instant. Its consistency and codification is one of the most epic visual journeys in all art, one that lasts 30 dynasties spread over 3,000 years.

Egotism: The art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.

I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try.

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.

I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school.

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.

Art is anything you can get away with.

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

Contrary to popular opinion, things don't go stale particularly fast in the art world.

Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes.

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.

The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.

Life is short, the art long.

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.

Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!

It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.

Art lies by its own artifice.

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.

Art and works of art do not make an artist sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.

You can't but know that if you can capture the emotions of the audience as well as their minds, the play will work better, because it's a narrative art form.

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.

Art is so subjective, and people can react however they want.

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life.

I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.

Rumors sound of galleries asking artists for upsized art and more of it. I've heard of photographers asked to print larger to increase the wall power and salability of their work. Everything winds up set to maximum in order to feed the beast.

To engage with art, we have to be willing to be wrong, venture outside our psychic comfort zones, suspend disbelief, and remember that art explores and alters consciousness simultaneously.

Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools - only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.

Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.

The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.

You say a new era in art is preparing you sensed it coming continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?

A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate good is always the product of an art.

I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon.

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.

Let's talk of a system that transforms all the social organisms into a work of art, in which the entire process of work is included... something in which the principle of production and consumption takes on a form of quality. It's a Gigantic project.

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

Robert Rauschenberg was not a giant of American art he was the giant. No American created so many aesthetic openings for so many artists.

The Met is not only the finest encyclopedic museum of art in the United States it is arguably the finest anywhere.

Money is something that can be measured art is not. It's all subjective.

History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.

A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.

It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money.

Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.

I was doing these performance art pop music pieces in the city. And they were a bit on the eccentric side I suppose. So people started to call me Gaga after the Queen song 'Radio Gaga.'

Medicine is not only a science it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.

I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion than I would because of his art.

So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die that is to say, civilization will die.

Poor Georgia O'Keeffe. Death didn't soften the opinions of the art world toward her paintings.

I've always said that an art critic can put aside politics around art.

Megacollectors suppose they can enter art history by spending astronomical amounts.

The art gods cooked up something special for James Ensor.

All art comes from other art, and all immigrants come from other places.

When art wins, everyone wins.

I have a soft spot for art that, in terms of subject matter and material, is in bad taste.

Art is changing. Again. Here. Now. Opportunities to witness this are rare, so attend and observe.

Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not.

Recessions are hard on people, but they are not hard on art.

I like that the art world isn't regulated.

The art world is molting - some would say melting. Galleries are closing museums are scaling back.

Almost all institutions own a lot more art than they can ever show, much of it revealing for its timeliness, genius, or sheer weirdness.

The forties, seventies, and the nineties, when money was scarce, were great periods, when the art world retracted but it was also reborn.

Art usually only makes the news in America when the subject is money.

I hate art auctions.

The price of a work of art has nothing to do with what the work of art is, can do, or is worth on an existential, alchemical level.

To me, nothing in the art world is neutral. The idea of 'disinterest' strikes me as boring, dishonest, dubious, and uninteresting.

The art world is an all-volunteer force. No one has to be here if he or she doesn't want to be, and we should be associating with anyone we want to.

Wolfgang Tillman's stunning large-scale pictures, being shown for the first time, were so offhand I failed to see them as art.

Galleries began growing in both number and size in the late seventies, when artists who worked in lofts wanted to exhibit their work in spaces similar to the ones the art was made in.

There's something pleasing about large, well-lit spaces. I love that dealers are willing to take massive chances in order to give this much room to their artists. Most of all, I love that more galleries showing more art gives more artists a shot.

Not to say people shouldn't get rich from art. I adore the alchemy wherein artists who cast a complex spell make rich people give them their money. (Just writing it makes me cackle.) But too many artists have been making money without magic.

These days, newish art can be priced between $10,000 and $25,000. When I tell artists that a new painting by a newish artist should go for around $1,200, they look at me like I'm a flesh-eating virus.

In art, scandal is a false narrative, a smoke screen that camouflages rather than reveals. When we don't know what we're seeing, we overreact.

Damien Hirst is the Elvis of the English art world, its ayatollah, deliverer, and big-thinking entrepreneurial potty-mouthed prophet and front man. Hirst synthesizes punk, Pop Art, Jeff Koons, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Bacon, and Catholicism.

Anyone who relishes art should love the extraordinary diversity and psychic magic of our art galleries. There's likely more combined square footage for the showing of art on one New York block - West 24th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues - than in all of Amsterdam's or Hamburg's galleries.

Yes, 85 percent of the art you see isn't any good. But everyone has a different opinion about which 85 percent is bad. That in turn creates fantastically unstable interplay and argument.

Many museums are drawing audiences with art that is ostensibly more entertaining than stuff that just sits and invites contemplation. Interactivity, gizmos, eating, hanging out, things that make noise - all are now the norm, often edging out much else.

Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.

Imagine it's 1981. You're an artist, in love with art, smitten with art history. You're also a woman, with almost no mentors to look to art history just isn't that into you. Any woman approaching art history in the early eighties was attempting to enter an almost foreign country, a restricted and exclusionary domain that spoke a private language.

Willem de Kooning is generally credited for coming out of the painterly gates strong in the forties, revolutionizing art and abstraction and reaching incredible heights by the early fifties, and then tailing off.

I also take pleasure in the so-called negative power in Grotjahn's work. That is, I love his paintings for what they are not. Unlike much art of the past decade, Grotjahn isn't simply working from a prescribed checklist of academically acceptable, curator-approved 'isms' and twists.

It is not possible to overstate the influence of Paul Cezanne on twentieth-century art. He's the modern Giotto, someone who shattered one kind of picture-making and invented a new one that the world followed.

The greatest work of art about New York? The question seems nebulous. The city's magic and majesty are distilled in the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand.

Abstract Expressionism - the first American movement to have a worldwide influence - was remarkably short-lived: It heated up after World War II and was all but done for by 1960 (although visit any art school today and you'll find a would-be Willem de Kooning).

My culture-deprived, aspirational mother dragged me once a month from our northern suburb - where the word art never came up - to the Art Institute of Chicago. I hated it.

I'm noticing a new approach to art making in recent museum and gallery shows. It flickered into focus at the New Museum's 'Younger Than Jesus' last year and ran through the Whitney Biennial, and I'm seeing it blossom and bear fruit at 'Greater New York,' MoMA P.S. 1's twice-a-decade extravaganza of emerging local talent.

Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.

It took the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 50 years to wake up to Pablo Picasso. It didn't own one of his paintings until 1946, when Gertrude Stein bequeathed that indomitable quasi-Cubistic picture of herself - a portrait of the writer as a sumo Buddha - to the Met, principally because she disliked the Museum of Modern Art.

Appropriation is the idea that ate the art world. Go to any Chelsea gallery or international biennial and you'll find it. It's there in paintings of photographs, photographs of advertising, sculpture with ready-made objects, videos using already-existing film.

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.

Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.

After its hothouse incubation in the seventies, appropriation breathed important new life into art. This life flowered spectacularly over the decades - even if it's now close to aesthetic kudzu.

The New York art world readily proves people wrong. Just when folks say that things stink and flibbertigibbet critics wish the worst on us all because we're not pure enough, good omens appear.

Artistic qualities that once seemed undeniable don't seem so now. Sometimes these fluctuations are only fickleness of taste, momentary glitches in an artist's work, or an artist getting ahead of his audience (it took me ten years to catch up to Albert Oehlen). Other times, however, these problems mean there's something wrong with the art.

Can space break? I mean the space of art galleries. Over the past 100 years, art galleries have gone from looking like Beaux Arts salons to simple storefronts to industrial lofts to the gleaming giant white cubes of Chelsea with their shiny concrete floors.

It's great that New York has large spaces for art. But the enormous immaculate box has become a dated, even oppressive place. Many of these spaces were designed for sprawling installations, large paintings, and the Relational Aesthetics work of the past fifteen years.

The giant white cube is now impeding rather than enhancing the rhythms of art. It preprograms a viewer's journey, shifts the emphasis from process to product, and lacks individuality and openness. It's not that art should be seen only in rutty bombed-out environments, but it should seem alive.

It's art that pushes against psychological and social expectations, that tries to transform decay into something generative, that is replicative in a baroque way, that isn't about progress, and wants to - as Walt Whitman put it - 'contain multitudes.'

The last time money left the art world, intrepid types maxed out their credit cards and opened galleries, and a few of them have become the best in the world.

Much good art got made while money ruled I like a lot of it, and hardship and poverty aren't virtues. The good news is that, since almost no one will be selling art, artists - especially emerging ones - won't have to think about turning out a consistent style or creating a brand. They'll be able to experiment as much as they want.

While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It's not a movement - movements are more sure of themselves. It's a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship.

When money and hype recede from the art world, one thing I won't miss will be what curator Francesco Bonami calls the 'Eventocracy.' All this flashy 'art-fair art' and those highly produced space-eating spectacles and installations wow you for a minute until you move on to the next adrenaline event.

Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.

The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing.

A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art theory, Lawler has spent three decades documenting the secret life of art. Functioning as a kind of one-woman CSI unit, she has photographed pictures and objects in collectors' homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and off the walls, in museum storage.

Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.

If only we could persuade galleries to observe a fallow period in which, for two months every other year, new and old works of art could be sold in back rooms and all main galleries would be devoted to revisiting shows gone by.

A canon is antithetical to everything the New York art world has been about for the past 40 years, during which we went from being the center of the art world to being one of many centers.

It took me twenty years to get Steven Parrino's work. From the time I first saw his art, in the mid-eighties, I almost always dismissed it as mannered, Romantic, formulaic, conceptualist-formalist heavy-metal boy-art abstraction.

'Untitled' is a time machine that can transport you to 1992, an edgy moment when the art world was crumbling, money was scarce, and artists like Tiravanija were in the nascent stages of combining Happenings, performance art, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, and the do-it-yourself ethos of punk. Meanwhile, a new art world was coming into being.

Many art-worlders have an if-you-say-so approach to art: Everyone is so scared of missing out on the next hot artist that it's never clear whether people are liking work because they like it or because other people do. Everyone is keeping up with the Joneses, and there are more Joneses than ever.

A sad fact of life lately at the Museum of Modern Art is that when it comes to group shows of contemporary painting from the collection, the bar has been set pretty low.

The alchemy of good curating amounts to this: Sometimes, placing one work of art near another makes one plus one equal three. Two artworks arranged alchemically leave each intact, transform both, and create a third thing.

Everyone goes to the same exhibitions and the same parties, stays in the same handful of hotels, eats at the same no-star restaurants, and has almost the same opinions. I adore the art world, but this is copycat behavior in a sphere that prides itself on independent thinking.

Mission accomplished. The Museum of Modern Art's wide-open, tall-ceilinged, super-reinforced second floor was for all intents and purposes built to accommodate monumental installations and gigantic sculptures, should the need arise. It has arisen.

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.

Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.

'Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era,' the Whitney Museum's 40th-anniversary trip down counterculture memory lane, provides moments of buzzy fun, but it'll leave you only comfortably numb. For starters, it may be the whitest, straightest, most conservative show seen in a New York museum since psychedelia was new.

Kinkade estimated that one of his paintings hung in every twenty homes in America. Yet the art world unanimously ignores or reviles him. Me included.

Those who love him love that he sells the most art they take it as a point of faith that this proves Kinkade is the best. But his fans don't only rely on this supply-and-demand justification. They go back to values.

The reason the art world doesn't respond to Kinkade is because none - not one - of his ideas about subject-matter, surface, color, composition, touch, scale, form, or skill is remotely original. They're all cliche and already told.

Kinkade's paintings are worthless schmaltz, and the lamestream media that love him are wrong. However, I'd love to see a museum mount a small show of Kinkade's work. I would like the art world and the wider world to argue about him in public, out in the open.

Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.

Artschwager's art always involves looking closely at surfaces, questions what an object is, wants to make you forget the name of the thing you're looking at so that it might mushroom in your mind into something that triggers unexpected infinities.

Early-twentieth-century abstraction is art's version of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. It's the idea that changed everything everywhere: quickly, decisively, for good.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is unsurpassed at presenting more than 50 centuries of work. I go there constantly, seeing things over and over, better than I've ever seen them before.

If the Frieze Art Fair catches on, I imagine at least two great things happening. First, we will once again have a huge art fair in town that isn't too annoying to go to. More importantly, Frieze may finally show New Yorkers that we can cross our own waters for visual culture. That would change everything.

Art is for anyone. It just isn't for everyone. Still, over the past decade, its audience has hugely grown, and that's irked those outside the art world, who get irritated at things like incomprehensibility or money.

I often find myself privately stewing about much British art, thinking that except for their tremendous gardens, that the English are not primarily visual artists, and are, in nearly unsurpassable ways, literary.

It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.

I'm not interested in pop art.

Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.

A metaphysical tour de force of untethered meaning and involuting interlocking contrapuntal rhythms, 'The Clock' is more than a movie or even a work of art. It is so strange and other-ish that it becomes a stream-of-consciousness algorithm unto itself - something almost inhuman.

I don't know much about auctions. I sometimes go to previews and see art sardined into ugly rooms. I've gawked at the gaudy prices, and gaped at well-clad crowds of happy white people conspicuously spending hundreds of millions of dollars.

I love art dealers. In some ways, they're my favorite people in the art world. Really. I love that they put their money where their taste is, create their own aesthetic universes, support artists, employ people, and do all of this while letting us see art for free. Many are visionaries.

When museums are built these days, architects, directors, and trustees seem most concerned about social space: places to have parties, eat dinner, wine-and-dine donors. Sure, these are important these days - museums have to bring in money - but they gobble up space and push the art itself far away from the entrance.

I see 30 to 40 gallery shows a week, and no matter what kind of mood I'm in, no matter how bad the art is, I almost always feel better afterward. I can learn as much from bad art as from good.

Jeffrey Deitch is the Jeff Koons of art dealers. Not because he's the biggest, best, or the richest of his kind. But because in some ways he's the weirdest (which is saying a lot when you're talking about the wonderful, wicked, lovable, and annoying creatures known as art dealers).

Many say an art dealer running a museum is a 'conflict of interest.' But maybe the art world has lived an artificial or unintentional lie all of these years when it comes to conflicts of interest.

Of course art world ethics are important. But museums are no purer than any other institution or business. Academics aren't necessarily more high-minded than gallerists.

We're all entitled to opinions about how art institutions should behave, and entitled to voicing those opinions through whatever means available to us. We're also allowed to change or modify our opinions.

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.

I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon.

People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can't provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey.

Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize.

As in nature, as in art, so in grace it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness nothing but faith, faith and freedom.

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.

There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.

The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.

The cult of art gives pride one never has too much of it.

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!

Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.

I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information.

Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.

It's an art to live with pain... mix the light into gray.

Art is born of humiliation.

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.

I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.

In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.

Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?

Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?

Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.

Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

Art saved me it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.

Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.

I'm very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we're all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.

I'm very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it's one of the great things about making movies is it's a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character's costume and what that might tell about your character.

Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.

I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.

Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school, so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class.

I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.

The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.

I love prints of skulls and bones and have some taxidermy - a crow and a rabbit - to remind me of home. I like art and have a big portrait of Bjork.

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well done does it become an art.

Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.

It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.

Modernity signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable.

Art is not living. It is the use of living.

The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.

Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.

Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

I like science and I love gym. Oh, and I like art, but I'm really bad at it. I'm just a terrible drawer. I can't draw a circle. Even with a ruler, I can't draw a straight line.

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.

Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.

All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science.

My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics - they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled - even though it meant budgeting like crazy.

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.

Film in the 20th century, it's the American art form, like jazz.

I don't think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.

I don't think art is propaganda it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed art has remembered the people, because they created.

I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form.

Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.

The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another.

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know.

Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.

I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.

One of the things you're doing when you make art, apart from entertaining yourself and other people, is trying to see what ways of working feel good, what feels right.

You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.

The art world can be very intimidating because it's just so vast. You talk to people who are really clued in to all the young artists and coming into it you're never going to be able to catch up immediately, even though there's pressure to.

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.

Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.

In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.

Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called the art of friendship.

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine.

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.

Rule of art: Cant kills creativity!

Actually I think Art lies in both directions - the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing.

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.

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

Originality is the art of concealing your source.

Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.

I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.

Customs and convictions change respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.

A verbal art like poetry is reflective it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.

The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.

In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject the form is always in proportion to the obsession.

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

Art is the signature of civilizations.

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.

Translation is the art of failure.

Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.

The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.

The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.

Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.

Success and the art of making music are two different things for me.

People criticized me for my photography. They said it's not art.

I always feel like the art's there and I just see it, so it's not really a lot of work.

I went to art school actually when I was sixteen years old.

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?

Anyway I feel myself a bit on the edge on the art world, but I don't mind, I'm just pursuing my work in a very excited way. And there isn't really a mainstream anymore, is there?

If you don't get noticed, you don't have anything. You just have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally, without screaming or without tricks.

It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas.

Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.

I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.

In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art.

The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.

It's important to debunk the myths of Africa being this benighted continent civilized only when white people arrived. In fact, Africans had been creators of culture for thousands of years before. These were very intelligent, subtle and sophisticated people, with organized societies and great art.

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.

Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.

Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated, learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about, make sure you're paying attention and studying your art.

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.

The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing.

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.

In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education.

Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.

One of the main reasons I am so drawn to Hitchcock is that he planned his shots way in advance on story-boards, which he designed like classic paintings (he was an art connoisseur). It's why he found shooting on set boring - because he had already composed the film in his head.

Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet, as well as one of the wealthiest, but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah, fashion merchandising, adoption melodramas, the gym, and ill-starred horseback riding to study art.

To me, art supplies are always okay to buy.

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.

But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms.

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, 'then' what do we do?

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsizes, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals.

Art must take reality by surprise.

What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.

I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that's what I love.

I think people should be given a test much like driver's tests as to whether they're capable of being parents! It's an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That's just work that's too hard.

I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.

For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn't the art of photography but I don't agree.

If you cannot learn to love real art at least learn to hate sham art.

The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.

Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.

Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?

Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.

All I owe the world is my art.

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect.

I'm not dead and I don't have blue hair but some people say there are similarities. It is usually intolerable to watch myself onscreen but this time it's fine. I think it's beautiful and a real work of art.

More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible.

I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they're trying to write about. They have music.

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.

Seek art from every time and place, in any form, to connect with those who really move you.

Back then, I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time.

There's no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with.

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.

I think good art does come from a dark place.

I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.

Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven't.

Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.

What I'm doing is art - it's low-brow art but there's a magic in that.

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different.

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.

It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer.

To be honest, I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form.

I view art as an inspirational tool.

What is art but a way of seeing?

Any fool can have bad luck the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.

Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can't articulate.

It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.

Celebrity doesn't have anything to do with art or craft. It's about being rich and thinking that you're better than everybody else.

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.

I've sort of escaped my background, as people often do, through art and culture.

It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.

Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven.

The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well.

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.

An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.

I love to collect modern art.

For nine years I worked to change what was hairdressing then into a geometric art form with color, perm without setting which had never been done before.

I choose films for their artistic value. I don't need a mansion or a Jaguar. When I leave this Earth, I won't take any money with me. All I will leave behind will be my art.

Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

Rock isn't art, it's the way ordinary people talk.

Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

Book-jacket design may become a lost art, like album-cover design, without which late-20th-century iconography would have been pauperized.

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

There was a big drive when I was at art school to make you aware of the economy of meaning - after all, this was still during the tail end of minimalism. Being responsible for everything you put in your picture, and being able to defend it. Keeping everything clear around you so you know what is operating. To open the wound and keep it clean.

I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

I did this Super-8 film at art school called 'Tissues,' this black comedy about a family whose father has been arrested for child molestation. I was absolutely thrilled by every inch of it, and would throw my projector in the back of my car and show it to anybody who would watch it.

Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.

Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.

My first love is art, and I see a lot of things in an artistic way.

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

Wushu is a move in Chinese, a physical move. An attack. Wushu is like an art.

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.

A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.

A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.

The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.

Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

All great art is born of the metropolis.

Great artists suffer for the people.

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul.

Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.

The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning.

Through a painting we can see the whole world.

Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.

Paint the essential character of things.

One eye sees, the other feels.

A line is a dot that went for a walk.

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.

All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?

I decided to start anew - to strip away what I had been taught, to accept as true my own thinking.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism.

A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.

The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.

The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece.

Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.

Don't worry about how you 'should' draw it. Just draw it the way you see it.

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.

Everybody draws when they are little.

Old age is a hindrance to creativity but cannot crush my youthful spirit.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.

Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.

There is nothing that makes me happier than making a child smile.

Not everyone will understand your journey. That's okay. You're here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.

In order to produce something new, you have to return to the original source, to the childhood of mankind.

A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man.

You need the dark in order to show the light.

Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash.

Color is a power which directly influences the soul.

Color is a means to exert a direct influence on the soul.

Color is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano, with its many strings.

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.

The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is, when all's said and done, a matter of habit.

Critic asks: 'And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?' - 'The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light.

What I need most of all is color, always, always.

Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.

Finish the work, otherwise an unfinished work will finish you.

Another year is ending, but something is pending.

I'm never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel.

Above all, an artist must never be too easily satisfied with what he has done.

No great work of art is ever finished.

There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don't get done because they're not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.

I know the sag of the unfinished poem. And I know the release of the poem that is finished.

You are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life's challenges: you get to find out that you're capable of being far more than you ever thought possible.

I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the 'Unfinished Symphony'.

I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically.

When I'm playing, I'm never through. It's unfinished. I like to find a place to leave for someone else to finish it. That's where the high comes in.

I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue.

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.

The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer.

A real work of art destroys, in the consciousness of the receiver, the separation between himself and the artist.

God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes.

The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive.

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.

Art class was like a religious ceremony to me. I would wash my hands carefully before touching paper or pencils. The instruments of work were sacred objects to me.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Let all that you do be done in love.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.

Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.

Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.

Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.

No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.

I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.

Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it 'cause in the end it's all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself.

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.

The more ignoble I find life, the more strongly I react by contradiction, in humour and in an outburst of liberty and expansion.

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.

Whatever you do in life, if you want to be creative and intelligent, and develop your brain, you must do everything with the awareness that everything, in some way, connects to everything else.

Life is more important than art; that's what makes art important.

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, understand them thoroughly.

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.

I haven't many years left ahead of me and I must devote all my time to painting, in the hope of achieving something worthwhile in the end, something if possible that will satisfy me.

I think it's so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary - you're happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvador Dali­ - and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dali­ going to accomplish today?

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.

Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.

Great art is indefinable but that's all right; it exists anyway.

Great art transcends its culture and touches on that which is eternal.

Photography my passion, the search for truth, my obsession.

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.

Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me.

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change.

The purpose of art is mystery.

Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life.

Art is restoration: the idea is to repair the damages that are inflicted in life, to make something that is fragmented - which is what fear and anxiety do to a person - into something whole.

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.

The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.

The activity of art is... as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

My art is capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the 'practical, rational world.

Self-doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration.

Are you paralyzed with fear? That's a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which underlies all endeavor. There is no true greatness in art or science without that sense of harmony.

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.

Art is an escape from reality.

Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.

Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else.

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.

The artist has one function-to affirm and glorify life.

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.

The goal of art was the vital expression of self.

A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as he has to represent it by the attitude and movement of the limbs.

All the sorrow, all the bitterness, all the sadness, I forget them and ignore them in the joy of working.

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

I am an artist because the knot is so powerful I just can not, nor want to be, anything else or do anything else.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.

Creativity is the residue of time wasted.

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love.

Painting must be fertile. It must give birth to a world... it must fertilize the imagination.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers - just to upset the critics.

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there.

Candor could not be more crucial to our creative process. Why? Because early on, all of our movies suck.

The most creative people are willing to work in the shadow of uncertainty.

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.

I'd like to pretend that I've never seen anything, never read anything, never heard anything, and then make something.

I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.

Do not imitate one another's style. If you do, so far as your art is concerned you will be called a grandson, rather than the son of Nature.

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing-and keeping the unknown always beyond you.

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do.

The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.

Sometimes people say I should see a therapist, but I don't want any therapist wrecking my weirdness.

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.

The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

To this day, no one has come up with a set of rules for originality. There aren't any.

My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions.

I want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same.

You can't learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result.

I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.

The worst thing you can think about when you're working is yourself.

You can't be content with mastery; you have to push yourself to become a student again.

Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self.

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.

I was never capable of being an average pupil. I would either seem refractory to any teaching and give the impression of being completely dumb or I would fling myself on my work with a frenzy, a patience, and a willingness to learn that astonished everybody. But to awaken my zeal, it was necessary to offer me something I liked. Once my appetite had been whetted, I became ravenously hungry.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed.

If only I'd known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier.

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.

One must, of course, have one's entire experience behind one and not have lost the freshness of instinct.

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.

I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.

It is with color that you render light, though you must also feel this light, have it within yourself.

Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

By working hard, old man, I hope to make something good one day. I haven't yet, but I am pursuing it and fighting for it.

One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with.

If I close my eyes, I see things better than with my eyes open.

We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.

I am not an inventor. I steal everything.

We have always been shamelss about stealing great ideas.

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

It's better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others.

I just wanna make the world a better-looking place.

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.

We tell people sometimes: we're like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn't take much to get you addicted.

There are three responses to a piece of design: yes, no and wow.

If people would just look at the paintings, I don't think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It's like looking at a bed of flowers, you don't tear your hair out over what it means.

As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.

The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.

If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.

I believe in general death but in the death of Dali­ absolutely not.

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.

The creative union of the conscious with the unconscious is what one usually calls 'inspiration'.

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.

What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.

People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.

Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.

Perhaps it's true that I'm very hard on myself, but that's better than exhibiting mediocre work... too few were satisfactory enough to trouble the public with.

It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.

It is better to have done something than to have been someone.

I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.

The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.

One person's craziness is another person's reality.

Art is a step in the known toward the unknown.

Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we - from the local to the global.

Every line is the actual experience with its own unique story.

The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea.

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.

So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.

There is no must in art because art is free.

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later.

The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning.

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

It is better to paint from memory, for thus your work will be your own.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down.

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.

He only moves toward the perfection of his art whose criticism surpasses his achievement.

Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.

Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

All art, like all love, is rooted in heartache.

Hatred is a parasite that devours all. One doesn't build upon hatred, but upon love.

These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.

Art and love are the same thing: It's the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.

Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing so little to be reached as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and be just toward them.

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.

It doesn't matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.

How do you know when you're finished making love?

When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.

I couldn't give you something mediocre even if that's all you asked for.

When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting.

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.

Nothing can be accomplished without love.

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.

I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.

Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life.

A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.

I value those artists who embody the expression of their life.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.

To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.

Creativity is a lot like happiness. It shows up when you're thinking of something else.

Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere - you only have to look to see it.

In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy.

Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man's reasonable perception into feeling.

Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

Beauty should be edible, or not at all.

All I did was to look at what the universe showed me, to let my brush bear witness to it.

Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It's enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.

Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.

You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.

I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.

Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art.

I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.

In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.

To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint.

The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Painter, paint!

Art must destroy violence, only it can do it.

Art should tell what the system does not.

Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.

Art is to look at not to criticize.

Art is a way of recognizing oneself.

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete.

Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.

Painting is silent poetry.

Sometimes with art, it is important just to look.

Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

Don't think about making art...

Every good painter paints what he is.

A true masterpiece does not tell everything.

Intensity is all that matters in painting.

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

Art is coming face to face with yourself.

Art = a mad search for individualism.

The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.

Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship.

The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.

Think eight hours, work two hours.

Choose only one master - Nature.

Art is not a thing, it is a way.

To create one's own world takes courage.

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

I shall be so brief that I have already finished.

It is absurd to look for perfection.

I must have flowers, always, and always.

Life is too short to remain unnoticed.

Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.

I'm in fine fettle and fired with a desire to paint.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

To create, one must first question everything.

Everything starts from a dot.

To gain freedom is to gain simplicity.

The more I work, the more I want to work.

I work like a gardener.

At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy.

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to.

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

It is not a torment to be an artist. It is a privilege.

Don't be fooled by success and money. Don't let anything come between you and your work.

When you do things for their own sake, that's when you create your best work. That's when it's art.

To be great, art has to point somewhere.

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.

Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.

I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.

A true artist is not one who is inspired but one who inspires others.

Make art that makes you happy. Make art that makes you better. Make art that makes you money. Make art that makes a difference.

If I'm going to be anything more than average, if anyone is going to remember me, then I need to go further, in art, in life, in everything!

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.

Stay firmly in your path and dare; be wild two hours a day.

I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.

I'm not performing miracles, I'm using up and wasting a lot of paint.

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.

Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums.

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.

All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation.

If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.

Life is creation - self and circumstances, the raw material.

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.

An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are.

The achilles heel of an artist Lies in the hope that his art is good.

Art is either revolution or plagiarism.

The great artist is the simplifier.

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.

I had so much fire in me and so many plans.

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.

Art must be life ” it must belong to everybody.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Let's get a little crazy here.

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.

In any art you're allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.

If I paint something, I don't want to have to explain what it is.

An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting.

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.

The power of nature is such that it's what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.

Bring your humanity to your art. Bring your art to humanity.

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.

Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary function is to sustain that emotions.

Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

In the creative state a man is taken out of himself.

I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.

A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions.

Art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.

Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea.

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.

Art speaks where words are unable to explain.

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

Everything you can imagine is real.

The only art I'll ever study is stuff that I can steal from.

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter,then by all means paint... and that voice will be silenced.

Art is my life and my life is art.

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

A picture is a poem without words.

Without tradition art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation it is a corpse.

I guess I'm a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That's okay though; I have more fun than most people.