1001 Inspiring Quotes about Art

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Art translates human souls. Each passing eon’s public display of sophisticated hieroglyphics cast a unique depiction upon the rudimentary art of survival.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Learn the art of bringing your dreams alive within your own reality.

— Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

… food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable.

— Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

— Orson Welles

All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists.

— Steven Erikson

Architects, sculptors painters, we all must return to the crafts! For art is not a ‘profession.’ There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman.

— Walter Gropius

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

— John Tillotson

Once you learn to look at architecture not merely as an art more or less well or more or less badly done, but as a social manifestation, the critical eye becomes clairvoyant.

— Louis Sullivan

It is disgraceful for a philosopher to say: the good and the beautiful are one; if he adds ‘also the true’, one ought to beat him. Truth is ugly. We possess art lest we perish of the truth.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

Think of your day as a blank canvas, and everything you say, your art upon it. Then join your loved ones and friends, and create lasting beauty together, worthy of your inner Rembrandt.

— Tom Althouse

All art is abstract, because art is an abstraction of the truth.

— Milford Zornes

Music is art, and art is an integral part of the human experience.

— Anne Frasier, Hush

People say you have expensive tastes.My Humble reply : I appreciate fine art, and fine art is not cheap.

— Pushkar Saraf

I understand what it is to go through emotional trauma and retreat and go into the world of your imagination. I understand how art and music can be a place of safety in a world of reinvention.

— Sam Taylor-Wood

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.

— Morihei Ueshiba

You’re fucking special and if I want to act all possessive over you when some stupid art guy hits on you right in front of me, I’m going to. Either that or I’m going to have Ethan chase him down right now so I can punch him in the face.

— Jessica Sorensen, The Forever of Ella and Micha

A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.

— Leonardo da Vinci

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

— Ezra Pound

Collaboratition: the art of working with our competitors.

— Holly Duckworth, Ctrl+Alt+Believe: Reboot Your Association For Success

True art comes from the anonymous self.

— Maria Riike

What thou art that thou art.

— Thomas a Kempis

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

— John F. Kennedy

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

The art of betrayal has not taught me to be bitter, but to not so easily misplace trust.

— VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis

The Seeker, The Teacher and The Genius:Knowing is an art; communicating that knowledge is art twice over; but it is only the genius who can use that knowledge.

— R. N. Prasher

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

— Friedrich Schlegel

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

— Cesare Pavese

Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.

— E. L. Doctorow

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

— W. H. Auden

She believed photography to be the greatest of all art forms because it was simultaneously junk food and gourmet cuisine, because you could snap dozens of pictures in a couple of hours, then spend dozens of hours perfecting just a couple of them.

— Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up

If an art form is marginalized it’s because it’s not speaking to people.

— David Foster Wallace

In a secularising world, art has replaced religion as a touchstone of our reverence and devotion.

— Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion

I was a huge Muppet fan growing up, but that was the extent of my puppet knowledge. I really loved the art form and the whole Henson universe.

— Rob McClure

In America, film is the highest form of art that the public aspires to. People will come to me and say ‘Oh, your book was so good, they ought to make a movie out of it!’ To which I reply ‘Well, why? It’s already a book.

— Orson Scott Card

Pitching is the art of instilling fear by making a man flinch.

— Sandy Koufax

Marketing is the perfect blend or art and science. But more than that, marketing is a craft.

— Anurag Wadehra

Oh, Williamsburg. There was a point when you seemed like a scary, tough neighborhood, but now it’s obvious that the graffiti on your walls gets put there by art students.

— Imogen Binnie, Nevada

Jazz is about the only form of art existing today in which there is freedom of the individual without the loss of group contact.

— Dave Brubeck

Are you educated in the art of medicine?” Yeah, the art of Walgreens and Urgent Care. “A bit, ” I hedged.

— Lisa Tawn Bergren

Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains.

— Henri Bergson

I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness.

— Oscar Niemeyer

This whole life is an art of knowing when to sit and when to stand up!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The best art always comes unbidden.

— Christopher Pike, The Red Dice

Fear of carbs, of gluten, of everything – we’ve distanced ourselves from the beauty of food, the art of it. It makes me sad when people say, ‘Oh, I don’t eat gluten. I don’t eat cheese. I don’t eat this. So I eat cardboard.’

— Olivia Wilde

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

— Jean-Michel Basquiat

He realised, more vividly than ever before, that art had two constant, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating upon death and it is always thereby creating life.

— Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary.

— Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

I am honoured to be associated with a brand like Movado. It believes in the art of design and is known for its perfection worldwide. I have strong faith in the pursuit of perfection. I am looking forward to a long association.

— Harbhajan Singh

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

— Will Rogers

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing – then a work of art may happen.

— Andrew Wyeth

It’s not about becoming a movie star. It’s about the down-in-the-dirt art of inhabiting the person you aspire to be while carrying on your shoulders the uncertain and hungry man you know you are.

— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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

— J. Paul Getty

Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.

— Philip Johnson

Come, let me know whether thou art acreature of good or not.’ And he replied: `I am a man.

— Chrétien de Troyes

Magic touches people in the way great art does. It lets them see the world with new eyes.

— Drummond Money-Coutts

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

— H. L. Mencken

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.

— Theo Jansen

Making beautiful things for everyday use is a wonderful thing to do – making life flow more easily – but art confronts life, allowing it to stop and perhaps change direction – they are completely different.

— Antony Gormley

There is but one art to omit.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Great fiction is the art of a soul.

— Douglas Christiansen

Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons. For thou art crunchy and go well with Ketchup.

— Unknown

I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work — not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

The fine art of preparing sushi is something that you watch and learn.

— Nobu Matsuhisa

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.

— William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

In art as in love, instinct is enough.

— Anatole France

Opera cuts to the chase—as death does. An art which seeks, more obviously than any other form, to break your heart.

— Julian Barnes, Levels of Life

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.

— Paul Gauguin

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.

— Stendhal

Certainly no beast has essayed the boundless, infinitely inventive art of human hatred. No beast can match its range and power.

— Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Filmmaking is a huge privilege; it’s not brain surgery. It’s art, and art is supposed to be an enjoyable process, and it is an enjoyable experience for me.

— Lake Bell

Science and art have that in common that everyday things seem to them new and attractive.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

There is this presumption, in those who feel destined for art and above all literature: we act as if we had received an investiture, but in fact no one has invested us with anything, it is we who have authorized ourselves to be authors.

— Elena Ferrante

Art isn’t a means for income when it comes to Hex. He would do it if he was trapped on an island by himself or the richest man in the world. For him, art is like breathing. He just has to do it.

— Kenya Wright, The Muse

It’s funny how the beauty of art has so much more to do with the frame than the artwork itself.

— Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.

— David Hilbert

To truly hate is an art one learns with time.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

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

— Henry James

The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.

— Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Reprinted from the Original Ed.,

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into sun.

— Pablo Picasso

Prayer is a fine delicate instrument. To use it right is a great art a holy art. There is perhaps no greater art than the art of prayer. Yet the least gifted the uneducated and the poor can cultivate the holy art of prayer.

— O. Hallesby

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

— William James

Art should be expressed without objectification.It’s more than just attraction. Creative expression is not “art for art’s sake” but art that breathes true meaning.

— Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

The art the wealthy use in business is to jump.

— Ehab Atalla, The Secrets of Business

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.

— Jules Combarieu

However my mother had once said, ‘When you go to art school, you’ll find everybody sitting around practicing how to do their signature’; and sure enough, there they were, some of them doing just that.

— Richard Williams

The art of effective leadership is about navigating the dynamics of growth and success… holding a vision and leading a team, but arriving at the same time.

— Steve Maraboli

The foremost art of kings is the power to endure hatred.

— Seneca

Scientific truth is universal, because it is only discovered by the human brain and not made by it, as art is.

— Konrad Lorenz, On Aggression

For me, acting is about the art of it and it’s about being on a film set and doing your thing, painting a blank canvas.

— Shailene Woodley

…I know Shakespeare said art is holding up a mirror to nature- but you’re actually bending and refracting it through your interior dialogue …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

After art college, I got a job as a medical illustrator, and I was pretty good. I had to imagine what was going on in the operations because the photographs just showed a mess.

— Anthony Browne

Rain is nature’s art; umbrella is man’s art. When you walk with your umbrella in a rainy day, you walk with a super art which is a combination of two different arts!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Within this new work of art a creature from beyond the reach of Humanity has insinuated herself and now lurks there at the heart of the mystery, a power unimagined before our time.

— Villiers de L’Isle-Adam, Tomorrow’s Eve

I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.

— Anthony Kiedis

life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one

— Stella Adler

Creativity is the art and science of expressing inner beauty.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

They dabbled in dark magic like finger painters in first grade art class, and then most of them were either killed by their creations or ran the other way from the nightmares they unleashed.

— Katherine McIntyre, Hunting for Spring

A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.

— Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

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

— Ambrose Bierce

IMPROVIDENCEThe other lives I might have ledAll now might as well beDead. Survived by no one.Barren, without issue of any sort:This withered bud, failedIn art and love. With no time leftTo change my course. But time enoughfor infinite remorse.

— John Tottenham, The Inertia Variations

Among the many answers I have found, I believe love is the most beautiful and simple art that reflects the beauty of life.

— Mabel Iam

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn.

— Martin Amis

In art one idea is as good as another.

— Willem De Kooning

The art of being wise is to respond to everything with kindness and love.

— Debasish Mridha

The understanding of art depends finally upon one’s willingness to extend one’s humanity and one’s knowledge of human life.

— Ralph Ellison

People shouldn’t trust artists and they shouldn’t trust art. Part of the fun of art is that it invites you to interpret it.

— Tony Kushner

Renunciation is the art of removing the barriers between one’s self and others.

— Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

The object of art is to give life a light through which you can imagine and see the world.

— Debasish Mridha

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.

— Stanley Kubrick

Flying is not only the art of the birds, but it is also the art of the artists!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Make art and live simply.

— Shawn Lukas

Art is the process of relationship. Through art we create and share ourselves.

— Destiny Allison

Positive thinking relates to an art of reasoning with the quality of hope for a better future either in the face of difficulties or in the presence of abundance of opportunities.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

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

— Henry Ward Beecher

Words may be false and full of art Sighs are the natural language of the heart.

— Thomas Shadwell

I think comedy as an art involves the audience as a participant as much as is involves the artist.

— Craig Ferguson

Culture cannot be separated from politics. The arts, philosophy and metaphysics, religion and the sciences, constitute culture. Politics are the science or art of organizing our relationships to allow for the development of life in society.

— Eugene Ionesco

My older brother Joel became an art teacher my brother Rip ultimately became a television producer and singer and actor himself.

— Billy Crystal

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.

— Dante Alighieri

Mathematics is the art of explanation.

— Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician’s Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out there – express it – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.

— David Sanborn

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.

— Pauline Kael

Happiness is what matters, feeling alive-not art or knowledge or money.

— Marty Rubin

The world will know peace when the entrepreneur fully masters the art of starving the politician.

— Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

I may have stumbledand stammered at your unexpected push, but the breezeanchored me and I learnt the art of survival

— Vijaya Gowrisankar

Every work of art is aggressive, Isabella. And every artist’s life is a small war or a large one, beginning with oneself and one’s limitations. To achieve anything you must first have ambition and then talent, knowledge, and finally the opportunity.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

Personally, I think so-called “common language” is more interesting and apropos than “proper English”; it’s passionate and powerful in ways that “wherefore art thou ass and thy elbow” just isn’t.

— J.R. Ward, The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide

Real mathematics must be justified as art if it can be justified at all.

— G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology

For me, learning is a continuous process and an all-inclusive one – reading a book, learning a musical instrument or learning the martial art called taekwondo. Teach myself something new – that’s my prayer.

— Sonu Nigam

Poetry looking in the mirror sees art, and art looking in a mirror sings poetry.

— Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics – an almost frozen idea of what beauty is.

— Douglas Sirk

You are magnificent and unique. Love yourself and stay unique and you will beautify this world with your unique art of life.

— Debasish Mridha

(speaking of Ann Radcliffe) A work of art worthy of the name is one which gives us back the freshness of the emotions of childhood.

— André Breton

Living is art.Breathing and heart beating is music.Seeing is painting the world with our eyes.Touching is sculpting the shape of everything.Life is the most intense art of all.

— Jacob Nordby

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.

— Lenny Bruce

From the neck up is where you win or lose the battle. It’s the art of war. You have to lock yourself in and strategise your mindset. That’s why boxers go to training camps: to shut down the noise and really zone in.

— Anthony Joshua

I struggle to listen, to sit, and to study-I would rather play and create art with my brushes and putty.I wish I could focus on things that I know-Like cars, Mars, and playing with dough.

— Brenda Lochinger, I’m Squirrely!

That doesn’t mean that I would destroy those works, or that I’m not proud of having come out the other side. Our past art makes our present art as much as our past life makes us who we are now. In the end, if the art stands up, that’s what matters.

— Kat Howard, Roses and Rot

He showed videotape of himself committing acts of self-violence and informing news crews that he had been assaulted by a marauding mob of irate art historians.

— Johnny Rich, The Human Script

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.

— David Hockney

A city full of art is a city full of wit!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The art of love … is largely the art of persistence.

— Albert Ellis

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

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fall makes me think that if I fail horribly at this art thing, and then fail horribly with this writing thing, I’ll go run a pumpkin patch.

— Tyler Hojberg

I like the confusion you get between science and religion … that’s where belief lies and art as well.

— Damien Hirst

Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order

— William J. Bennett, From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom 1914-1989

It is perhaps, its ability to penetrate the multidimensional layers of the human condition at all, that makes poetry and art so valuable in today’s modern age.

— Atalina Wright, Unbound

The point of art is to inspire you to create your own.

— Misha Collins

Don’t just create art to make money. Make money so you can create more art.

— Richie Norton

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.

— Joseph Conrad

If you’re going to have the tortured soul of an artist, then you might as well create some art while you’re at it.

— Leila Sales, Tonight the Streets Are Ours

The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being.

— Brianna Wiest

Politics is the art of saying well that which may or may not be true.

— Orrin Woodward

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize.

— James Joyce

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.

— Ava DuVernay

[T]here’s a thin line separating the delicate from the bloodless, in art as in food.

— Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta: Two Years in the City

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.

— Agnes Martin

To paraphrase Muggeridge: Everything is a parable that God is speaking to us, the art of life is to get the message.

— Chester Elijah Branch

Most of the time, people look at a piece of art online when it is just a few blocks from their house. Changing the way you walk home everyday fills life with surprises.

— JR

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

— Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word “art”. If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don’t have to talk about it at all.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

— Oscar Wilde

In a world of illusion, art is the soul shining through with the light of infinite potential.

— Ka Chinery, Perceptions from the Photon Frequency: The Ascended Version

All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation.

— Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Every piece of art is a mirror and serves the function of reflectivity to expose to you and reveal to you more of who you are.

— Darryl Anka

Minimalism is the constant art of editing your life.

— Danny Dover, The Minimalist Mindset

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.

— Colin Powell

I like living, breathing better than working…my art is that of living. Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral, it’s a sort of constant euphoria.

— Marcel Duchamp

I am constantly reminded that we human beings are basically storytellers. More homo narrans than Homo sapiens. We see ourselves in others’ stories. Every genuine work of art contains a small fragment of glass from a mirror.

— Henning Mankell, Arenas movedizas

Diplomacy the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ till you can find a rock.

— Wynn Catlin

The art of teaching lies in communicating the mystery of the universe without taking the mystery out of it.

— Dane R. Pascoe, The Zen of Teaching

When art is defined by Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, you’ve got a society that’s impoverished.

— Robert Adams

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

— Will Durant

The identification of fantasy is always an attempt to avoid one’s own suffering: the identification of art is the sharing in the suffering of another.

— W.H. Auden

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

— Anatole France

History develops, art stands still.

— E. M. Forster

The art of writing involves making as many cups of tea as you can in the time available for writing. Then adding extra time for writing…

— Alan Dapre

You can’t make a fan of everyone. Stay true to your story, characters, music, art or whatever it is you do and fuck everyone else who doesn’t like it. Life isn’t perfect.

— Ann Marie Frohoff

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.

— Wole Soyinka

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.

— Edward Hopper

The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things.

— Maeve Binchy

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

— Theodore Bikel

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

— Abraham Lincoln

Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.

— Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

All art is an expression and extension of ourselves.. Art finds its deepest value when it is the authentic expression of a deep human experience.

— Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art

In the fall nature informs us of its artistic side. It again confirms the beauty of the world. Nature is art perfected.

— Brent M. Jones

When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don’t want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out.

— James Frey

I was brought up in a car family, my dad loved cars and I was taught the art of making an Austin 7 operate.

— Nick Mason

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

— Paracelsus

Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.

— Konstantin Stanislavski, My Life In Art

If art is any good, it has so much of a longer trajectory than one night. Contemporary art is separate from art openings. In the end, it depends on the strength of ideas in each piece.

— Elizabeth Peyton

The only competition in art is the search for truth. No matter who gets there first, we all win.

— Joe leigh-Corrigan

Because art is a scream, even when it hides itself somewhere, you will find it!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

His judgement demonstrates that one can be a genius and understand nothing of an art that is not one’s own.

— Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Insomnia is the act of pushing through sleep to achieve the art of insane creativity.

— Todd Stocker

You got to fight for quality art and equality and all the things that we’re fighting for, the things we believe in. Choice and preference and all those things that we support. We don’t want to give up that fight. You got to keep doing it.

— Christopher Cross

We possess art lest we perish of the truth.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Spoken word poetry is the art of performance poetry. I tell people it involves creating poetry that doesn’t just want to sit on paper, that something about it demands it be heard out loud or witnessed in person.

— Sarah Kay

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

— Voltaire

Criticism talks a good deal of nonsense, but even its nonsense is a useful force. It keeps the question of art before the world, insists upon its importance.

— Henry James

A man’s memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past according to his interest in the present.

— George Santayana

I’ve perfected the art of the fake smile. It’s not so difficult when you are completely numb.

— Bethany Griffin, Masque of the Red Death

You know what? I’m an artist. I’m an artist and I’m gonna make art, arty art art!

— Andy Biersack

Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.

— Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Time is, in fact, a cross to bear, it passes on inexorably and remorselessly, destroying everything in its wake, save art and works of the intellect.

— Jack Schmitt

I had lots of appointments, many places to go, and I needed a lot of rest; the art of constructively selling oneself requires much tender self-care

— Aphrodite Phoenix, Are They Bad Girls or Brilliant?: The Truths Behind the Fight for Independent Prostitutes’ Rights

But thou art with us, with us in the past, The present, with us in the times to come.There is no grief, no sorrow, no despair, No languor, no dejection, no dismay, No absence scarcely can there be, for thoseWho love as we do. Speed thee well!

— William Wordsworth

Some art are meant to cut shortstretching them unnecessary makes it dull.

— Yarro Rai

With great enthusiasm and determination you will master the art in your field.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Artists shouldn’t wait until they are told what their art should be, they shouldn’t follow trends or allow other people to influence their work, an artist should only create from the strongest emotions within their heart

— Andrew James Pritchard

Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity.

— Zoltan Kodaly

I’m just really impressed by oil paintings – I don’t see how people do it! That’s the style I like: classic oil paintings. Abstract art just isn’t my thing.

— Brittany Howard

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

— Herman Melville

There have been times I’ve felt so much art in my soul I grew sick of artists.

— Criss Jami, Healology

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

— George Higgins

In those glorious moments when someone sees, really sees, your art and bothers to tell you so, relish it!

— Teresa R. Funke, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life blog

The purpose of music as an art form, is to engage the audience.

— Unarine Ramaru

Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures – they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That’s a fine art in itself.

— Sonny Perdue

It would be narrowness to suppose that an artist can only care for the impressions of those who know the methods of his art as well as feel its effects. Art works for all whom it can touch.

— Gordon S. Haight, Selections from George Eliot’s Letters

I live making comics. Comics is an industrial art but less suffering, because comics are for young people who are more adventurous. I do that. I live off comics, and then I write books, but when you want movies, you cannot make movies without money.

— Alejandro Jodorowsky

My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me.

— Gus Van Sant

I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum.

— Claes Oldenburg

Irrationality is the exclusive preserve of humans as among all creatures only we have the power to rationalise, that being the art of packaging patently irrational as apparently rational.

— R.N. Prasher

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

— Pablo Picasso

No art like the art displayed in our salvation, no cunning workmanship like that beheld in the righteousness of the saints. Justification has engrossed learned pens in all ages of the church, and will be the theme of admiration in eternity.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.

— Gloria Naylor

Bad art has the power to deform a people just as good art generates new reflection, growth, vision, and hope.

— Michel O’Brien

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

— Robert W. Sarnoff

Get to the next level by learning the art of investing in people.

— -Shandel Slaten

Behold, O Lord, yet art thou nigh unto them that be reserved till the end: and what shall they do that have been before me, or we that be now, or they that shall come after us?

— Compton Gage

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

— Plato

What is art if not a concentrated and impassioned effort to make something with the little we have, the little we see?

— Andre Dubus, Meditations from a Movable Chair

Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely.

— Charlton Heston

The art of friendship has been little cultivated in our society.

— Robert J. Havighurst

So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.

— Friedrich Durrenmatt

The art of questioning is to ignite innovative thinking; the science of questioning is to frame system thinking, with the progressive pursuit of better solutions.

— Pearl Zhu, Leadership Master: Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity

To me, success is making a positive difference through art – making art that affects the world and that changes the way people feel about themselves and the world.

— Kat Graham

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.

— Thomas Berger

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

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It’s better than art because it’s from the creator.

— Olivia Newton-John

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

— Quintilian

You don’t make art out of good intentions.

— Gustave Flaubert

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

— Edward Tufte

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.

— W. H. Auden

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.

— Jorge Luis Borges

All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires.

— Edward Abbey, The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

For what is philosophy but an art – one more attempt to give “significant form” to the chaos of experience?

— Will Durant, Our Oriental Heritage

Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

— Christopher Marlowe

The object of art is to give life a shape.

— Jean Anouilh

Chess is all about getting the king into check, you see. It’s about killing the father. I would say that chess has more to do with the art of murder than it does with the art of war.

— Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Flanders Panel

I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.

— I.M. Pei

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

— Gustav Mahler

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.

— Henri Matisse

Poetry”: What kind of art assumes the dislike of its audience and what kind of artist aligns herself with that dislike, even encourages it? An art hated from without and within.

— Ben Lerner, The Hatred of Poetry

Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants – use it to get into their heads.

— Scroobius Pip

Pioneers did not produce original works of art because they were creating original human environments they did not imagine Utopias because they were shaping them.

— George Woodcock

We’re here to bring beauty to the world and make a difference in this planet. That’s what art forms are about.

— Charlie Haden

It only becomes art if it touches other people.

— Andreas Eschbach, The Carpet Makers

Immortality, thou art a chimerical bridesmaid of life.

— Aporva Kala, Life… Love… Kumbh…

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

— Isaac D’Israeli

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.

— Isadora Duncan

Life itself is an art form.

— Tyree Guyton

Thou art standing all this while at the door of eternity, and death is waiting to open the door, and put thee in(247).

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

O human beauty, what a dream art thou, that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!

— Bryan Procter

Like every art form, there are jealousies and angers and competitiveness in magic. But there’s camaraderie among magicians, whether you perform it for a living or you’re an enthusiast.

— Ricky Jay

GLOUCESTERNow, good sir, what are you?EDGARA most poor man made tame to fortune’s blows, Who by the art of known and feeling sorrowsAm pregnant to good pity.

— William Shakespeare, King Lear

One month. Thirty days. I could bury myself in my art and forget the feel of his lips sliding across mine. I could forget the scent of his cologne, the way my body reacted when he touched me. I sighed. Thirty days suddenly seemed like an eternity.

— E.M. Denning, Boomerang

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

— Bertrand Russell

We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture.

— David Elliott

His art springs out of bubbling underground necessity, as if he’s somehow dipping himself into the river that gave him life; he’s making dream material visible.

— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

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

— Roy Lichtenstein

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

— John Ciardi

I think there is this about the great troubles – they teach us the art of cheerfulness whereas the small ones cultivate the industry of discontent.

— Mary Adams

By giving the leadership to the private sector in a capitalistic society, we’re going to measure the value of art by how many products we can sell.

— Robert Wilson

The key is to integrate our art into our life, not the other way around.

— Brooks Jensen, Letting Go of the Camera: Essays on Photography and the Creative Life

To stay true to ourselves and remain kind to others is an art. It does require daily vigilance and, at the same time, it’s important to remember that art can often get messy.

— Christopher Dines, The Kindness Habit: Transforming our Relationship to Addictive Behaviours

I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there’s so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment.

— Tony Hawk

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.

— Elliott Erwitt

The art wouldn’t complain if we leave her alone. Losing a touch with art, however, is losing a touch with our imagination.

— Pawan Mishra

In art and mythology, the Goddess appears in three forms. White represents the virgin, red the mother, and black, the crone, or the death-goddess.

— Erin O’Riordan, Cut

Christian art today should be twentieth-century art.

— Francis A. Schaeffer, Art & the Bible

Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater awarness. It is the source of all beauty, since it is the source of all life.

— Eugène Carrière

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

— Richard Branson

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.

— Arnold Palmer

Art was as much in the activity as in the results. Works of art were not just the finished product, but the thought, the action, the process that created them.

— Jean M. Auel, The Mammoth Hunters

I’m a very visual person, and I love opening beautiful books on art or design and looking through them.

— Aerin Lauder

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.

— Martin Amis

For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

— William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets

How art thou out of breath when thou hast breathTo say to me that thou art out of breath?

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

ART: None. The function of art is to hold the mirror up to nature, and there simply isn’t a mirror big enough—see point one.

— Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The art of peaceful living comes down to living compassionately & wisely.

— Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

A work of art is never finished. It is merely abandoned.

— E.M. Forster

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.

— Walter Murch

When the words have been said and the music has been played, feelings are the only form of art which will remain to reign. (Soar)

— Soar, Yours, poetically: Special Deluxe Edition of Selected Poems and Quotes

A study in scarlet, eh? Why shouldn’t we use a little art jargon? There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.

— Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

I have an architecture degree; that’s what my college degree is in. And that sucked. I started doing Web and CD-ROM development really early on, and then that grew into being an art director and doing advertising work.

— Jonathan Hickman

My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have.

— Kathryn Bigelow

But hear thee, Gratiano:Thou art too wild, too rude, and bold of voice – Parts that become thee happily enough, And in such eyes as ours appear no faults, But where thou art not known, why, there they show Something too liberal.

— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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

— Aristotle

The toughness I was learning was not a martyred doggedness, a dumb heroism, but the art of accommodation. I thought: to be tough is to be fragile; to be tender is to be truly fierce.

— Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces

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.

— Anais Nin

We should comport ourselves with the masterpieces of art as with exalted personages – stand quietly before them and wait till they speak to us.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

An artist is merely a tool with which art molds itself.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Everything, indeed, in a work of art should be unedited, –and even the words, by the manner of grouping them, of shaping them to new meanings, –and one often regrets having an alphabet familiar to too many half-lettered persons.

— Rémy de Gourmont, The Book of Masks

You rewrote the art in my heart.

— Timothy Joshua

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

— William James

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.

— Robert Morgan

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.

— C. S. Lewis

If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context.

— Billy Collins

Poetry and art nourish the soul of the world with the flavor-filled substances of beauty, wisdom and truth.

— Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

The problem of architecture as I see it is the problem of all art – the elimination of the human element from the consideration of the form.

— Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

— Marcus Aurelius

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

— Aristotle

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

— Earl Wilson

Judging is acting on a limited knowledge. Learn the art of observing without evaluating.

— Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

Leadership is the art of intentional living.

— Farshad Asl

Do people choose the art that inspires them — do they think it over, decide they might prefer the fabulous to the real? For me, it was those early readings of fairy tales that made me who I was as a reader and, later on, as a storyteller.

— Alice Hoffman

The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.

— Flannery O’Connor

If you have learnt enjoying life without purpose, like a flowing river, you have learnt the art of living.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

I see football as an art and all players are artists.If you are a top artist, the last thing you would do is paint a picture somebody else has already painted.

— Cristiano Ronaldo

Like sin itself, Satan appeals to the senses. He originated and perfected the art of disguising evil as good.

— Charles R. Swindoll

Have you killed anyone?” she asked quickly.“What? Did you miss what I said, about turning murder intoan art form?”“But you haven’t actually killed anyone yet, have you? I readyour file.”He glowered. “Technically, yeah, all right, maybe I haven’t

— Derek Landy, Playing with Fire

Life as an art cannot be copied

— it must be created.

If art does not enlarge men’s sympathies, it does nothing morally.

— George Eliot

Wherever art appears, life disappears.

— Robert Motherwell

When every piece falls into place, it’s like a dance, a delicate but powerful balancing act. The art of holding on and letting go at the same time.

— Kristin Bartley Lenz

One must give himself completely to his art and not hold back. Throw caution to the wind. Embrace the muse. Make love to your art.

— Harley King

As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It’s like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music – making a space for art is the same thing.

— Renzo Piano

Thou art my father, thou my author, thou my being gav’st me; whom should I obey but thee, whom follow?

— John Milton, Paradise Lost

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.

— Arthur Erickson

A work of art has an author and yet when it is perfect it has something which is anonymous about it.

— Simone Weil

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

— George Woodcock

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

— Steve Martin

Nothing more inelegant and ineffective than an art conceived in another art’s form.

— Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer

You read enough books in which people like you are disposable, or are dirt, or are silent, absent, or worthless, and it makes an impact on you. Because art makes the world, because it matters, because it makes us. Or breaks us.

— Rebecca Solnit

Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.

— James Huneker

When the words have been said and the music has been played, feelingsare the only form of art which will remain to reign.

— Soar, Yours, poetically: Special Deluxe Edition of Selected Poems and Quotes

For me, good films and good books are irreducible to a lesson. You can’t just kind of translate them into one statement. On the contrary, the more you do that, the less wisdom in art there is.

— Pawel Pawlikowski

The great art of giving consists in this the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.

— Baltasar Gracián

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?’

— Kanye West

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.

— Henry Moore

Reading haiku is as much an art as writing it. The reader needs to pause and listen to the silences, to feel the spaces between the words, and to journey into the depths of many multi-colored worlds.

— Harley King, Mother, Don’t Lock Me In That Closet!

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

— Robert Frost

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.

— Ezra Pound

High culture is paranoid about sentiment, but human beings are intensely sentimental. And if art doesn’t speak language that’s acceptable to people, it relegates itself to obscurity.

— Thomas Kinkade

Money alone cannot buy pleasure, though it can help. For enjoyment is an art and a skill for which we have little talent or energy.

— Alan W. Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

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

— Andre Malraux

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles… It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.

— Hans Hofmann

Planning is a skill and an art which takes a lifetime to master

— Paddick Van Zyl

…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?

— Vincent van Gogh

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

— Theodor Adorno

He alone has lost the art to live who cannot win new friends.

— S. Weir Mitchell

People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.

— Arthur Balfour

Home is where the heart is, home is where the fart is.Come let us fart in the home.There is no art in a fart.Still a fart may not be artless.Let us fart and artless fart in the home.

— Ernest Hemingway, 88 Poems

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.

— Maya Lin

Seriousness is the very thing wherein consisteth our sincerity. If thou art not serious, thou art not a Christian (279).

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

To exist here, I’ll have to become skilled in saying no—an art in which I was once well accomplished, but one I no longer care to practice.

— Doug Cooper, Outside In

We don’t need a degree to learn the art of giving. We just need a heart.

— Abaida Mahmood

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

— Tony Hawk

I gradually realized that I was seeing another example of creative ebb, another step by another art on the road that may indeed end in extinction.

— Stephen King

There’s obviously nothing wrong with selling your art – only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it’s confusing to know how far you should take it.

— Banksy

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

— Adolf Loos

Joy is temporary, Happiness is permanent; for it comes out from positive mind and is an art of tension free heart.

— Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

What ‘War and Peace’ is to the novel and ‘Hamlet’ is to the theater, Swan Lake’ is to ballet – that is, the name which to many people stands for and sums up an art form.

— Robert Gottlieb

Art is magic, and art is powerful. Art saves lives- I really believe that. It gives us courage and compassion we might not have on our own.

— Sarah Cross, Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.

— Cyril Connolly

The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.

— Steven Pinker

Contemporary novels can have a fleeting existence within the current multiplication of medias and the technological rapidity with which art is delivered and consumed. A cultural lacuna has opened, one that needs arresting.

— Tom Cardamone, The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered

It’s never easy letting go. But if we don’t learn the art of relinquishment, we’ll never move forward to embrace the new relationships God has for us.

— Mary E. DeMuth, Wall Around Your Heart

If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.

— Martin Farquhar Tupper

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

— Guy Kawasaki

I’m a person who likes these sort of movies… sad but moving ‘art movies’ that normally are at a festival and then they go to a small art house theater and disappear.

— Zach Braff

To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.

— Samuel Johnson

Perfect the art of the pause for this is when the Holy Spirit speaks. Pausing creates white space in a conversation that enables the Holy Spirit to sort out our thoughts before we let out our words of life or death.

— John M Sheehan

Beyond racing, I just love the art form of running, of conceiving new ideas like the 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days. It’s the ultimate expression of what I love to do, which is run, and travel, and see this great country.

— Dean Karnazes

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

— Albert Camus

Now, feel. I am thee and thou art me and all of one is the other. And feel now. Thou hast no heart but mine.

— Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

— Camillo di Cavour

Art uses truth and beauty—both of which can be quite ugly, even as that ugliness is transcended—to foster change, growth, love, perception, friendship. Something that doesn’t do that can be great. But I wouldn’t call it art […]

— Colin Fleming

Behind every work of art lies the enormous pretension of exhibiting one’s vision of the world. If such obvious arrogance is not counterbalanced by the tribulations of doubt, all that remains is a monster who is to art what a fanatic is to faith.

— Amélie Nothomb, Life Form

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.

— Cyril Connolly

You have mastered the art of discipline when you are able to act according to what you ultimately desire rather than how you feel in the present moment.

— Mensah Oteh, Unlocking Life’s Treasure Chest: Wisdom keys to keep you inspired, encouraged, motivated and focused

To abstract is to draw out the essence of a matter. To abstract in art is to separate certain fundamentals from irrelevant material which surrounds them.

— Ben Shahn

The future belongs to us. I think that art is a force that can change the world.

— Shahin Najafi

The blood of my motherland waters a magic plant that cures all ills. That plant is art, and sometimes art needs corruption as a kind of fertilizer

— Alfred de Musset, Lorenzaccio

I’ll write about my past but I won’t talk about it. I’ll turn it into art if I can, but I won’t talk about it.

— Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

— Albrecht Dürer

Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.

— Toni Morrison, Sula

You can’t live with literary characters no matter how much you might like to. You can have them as imaginary friends that you can call up when you need to. One of the tasks of art is to provide people with companions.

— Henning Mankell

Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.

— Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Half of all the great art and literature in existence went unrecognised during the lifetimes of its creators.

— Alastair Reynolds, Poseidon’s Wake

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

— Steve Martin

I view art as an inspirational tool.

— Thomas Kincade

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it’s essence tends to become creativity.

— Jack Bowman

The orbit of human vision has widened and art has annexed fresh territories that were formerly denied to it.

— Max Bill

Dreaming is the art of thinking deep about who you want to be, what you are moved by your God-guided passion to do and what you are convinced to be the passion that moves the machinery of your body

— Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.

— Karlheinz Stockhausen

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

— Dave Barry

The purpose of art is to create heavens to balance the world because there are so many hells in the world, there are wars, tortures and oppressions, there is unhappiness etc.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

To go and see one druidical temple is only to see that it is nothing, for there is neither art nor power in it; and seeing one is quite enough.

— Samuel Johnson

If you judge art be its cover, you efface the very essence of it

— Evy Michaels

Life is an art the one cannot erase

— Marwa A.A

The mask of art is the means through which corruption is spread. The mask makes vice seem beautiful, turns squalor and nastiness into glamorous thrill, seduces the onlooker into the game – and leaves him or her with the corpse on his hands.

— Jennifer Birkett

I am an art work in constant progress; I am my own canvas, my own colors, my own brushes and my own inspiration.

— Efrat Cybulkiewicz

MARCUS ANDRONICUS: Now is a time to storm; why art thou still?TITUS ANDRONICUS: Ha, ha, ha!MARCUS ANDRONICUS: Why dost thou laugh? it fits not with this hour.TITUS ANDRONICUS: Why, I have not another tear to shed:

— William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus

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

— Iris Murdoch

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.

— bell hooks

If any have more of the government of thee than Christ, or if thou hadst rather live after any other laws than his, if it were at thy choice, thou art not his disciple (331).

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

Sensitive people care when the world doesn’t because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.

— Shannon L. Alder

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

— Oscar Wilde

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.

— John Lennon

There was no point in doing art if you were going to be second-rate.

— Christopher Bram, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

What modern art required was an imagination drawn to possibilities, rather than braced by smug presumptions.

— Meredith Duran, Wicked Becomes You

The short story is the art form that deals with the individual when there is no longer a society to absorb him and when he is compelled to exist as it were by his own inner light.

— Frank O’Connor

The most effective way of destroying art is the canonization of one given form. And one philosophy.

— Yevgeny Zamyatin

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

— Alexander Pope

The difference between force and persuation is a subtile one not to be drawn by formulas, by force, by science, or textbooks but by men skilled in the art of ruling

— Crane Brinton, The Anatomy of Revolution Revised and Expanded Edition

Until I find a home in a human, art has my heart.

— Nikki Rowe

You’re lips are bloody.’ He seized my face in both hands and kissed me. It’s hard not to respond when a master of the art of kissing is laying one on you.

— Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.

— Antoni Gaudi

How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

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.

— William Blake

Art is the product of an imperfect world. In an ideal world, art would not exist.

— Marty Rubin

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion history romance and art would be useless.

— Honore de Balzac

When we did art with the kids, the demons would lie down.

— Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Though the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see, Yet wherever thou art shall seem Erin to me;In exile thy bosom shall still be my home, And thine eyes make my climate wherever we roam.

— Thomas Moore

For good-intentioned people making decisions, there’s no such thing as a bad choice. So it doesn’t matter what you choose. Choose something, then deliberately line up with the choice you make. This is the art of alignment and allowing. (paraphrased)

— Abraham Hicks

Master the art of finding something to celebrate about in each moment and life will become an exciting adventure.

— Mensah Oteh

Doggedness in art is no substitute for inspiration.

— Benjamin Wood, The Ecliptic

… anyone can acquire wealth, the real art is giving it away.

— Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress

Any form of art can be known only in deep silence, to be in silence is to be receptive – No sooner you become receptive, you become woman, it has nothing to do with gender, its a quality, which is why woman is epitome of Receptivity!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

Anything can be art: painting stairs, raising a child, or organising a trip to the end of the world. It’s the way you live that makes you either an artist, or an art connoisseur, or an unsatisfied critic.

— Mykyta Isagulov

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.

— George Edward Moore

Journalism is the art of coming too late as early as possible. I’ll never master that.

— Stig Dagerman

I had an art teacher who’s the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That’s where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.

— Sela Ward

I wondered why I hadn’t realized before that art was hard because you had to recreate not merely the scene but the way it soared into your soul and changed you.

— Edeet Ravel

Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.

— Charles Munch

When works of art are presented like rare butterflies on the walls, they’re decontextualized. We admire their beauty, and I have nothing against that, per se. But there is more to art than that.

— Hans Haacke

there’s something wrong with any art that makes a woman all bust

— Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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.

— Samuel Johnson

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

— Honore de Balzac

Religion in art was a subtle business, best handled indirectly.

— Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

Decision making is an art only until the person understands the science.

— Pearl Zhu, Decision Master: The Art and Science of Decision Making

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

— William Osler

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.

— William Osler

Poetry and art are key influences in changing how we look at taboos.

— Rupi Kaur

Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’

— Takashi Murakami

I’ve always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. That’s what I’ve always done.

— Jeff Koons

Teaching is the art of serendipity. Each of us has the experience of finding out that something we intended as only the most casual of remarks, or the stray example, changes the way some students thought to the point of changing their lives.

— Gregory C. Carlson, Leading Healthcare Cultures: How Human Capital Drives Financial Performance

True art is thoughtful, emotional examination of how human themes impact the overall experience of existing. The rest is kitsch.

— Tiffany Madison

Man in Canadian art is rarely in command of his environment or ever at home in it.

— Elizabeth Kilbourn

Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn’t think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.

— Tim Robbins

Works of art imitate and provoke other works of art, the process is the source of art itself.

— Edward Hirsch

In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn’t creak.

— Tom Robbins

My godfather sad that story was abut taking the chaotic jigsaw of life, making it into a picture and putting a frame around it so that we could look at it, have control over it. Story and art are the humanizing elements of us.

— Emma Thompson

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.

— Henry James

Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.

— Bill Griffith

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.

— Leo Tolstoy

If women have failed to make “universal” art because we’re trapped within the “personal, ” why not universalize the “personal” and make it the subject of our art?

— Chris Kraus

Creating art is painful. It takes time, practice, and the courage to stand alone.

— Maria Semple

This is the body’s nurse; but since man’s witFound the art of cookery, to delight his sense, More bodies are consumed and kill’d with itThan with the sword, famine, or pestilence.

— John Davies of Hereford

The advantage of having an artistic tradition is that the younger artist could see an organic link between the real life of one’s country and its art work which is a sublimation of that life.

— Kuo Pao Kun

To eat Ugali is an art of adventure in itself. Forget cutlery because all you need is your lovely fingers.

— Gloria D. Gonsalves, The Wisdom Huntress: Anthology of Thoughts and Narrations

All architecture, classical or not, must have some sense of order, and order is much harder to achieve without the straight lines and right angles that have dominated the building art from time immemorial.

— Martin Filler

I couldn’t live on the singing at first, so I worked as a cleaner, in a launderette, in a garage, face painting and doing the windows of shops at Christmas, ’cause I had been to art college.

— Imelda May

If you fail, don’ quit.Try again, and again but with much enthusiasm and continuous effort.You will soon master the art and skills needed to succeed.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

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.

— Martin Luther

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.

— Giorgio de Chirico

As yet, if a man has no feeling for art he is considered narrow-minded, but if he has no feeling for science this is considered quite normal. This is a fundamental weakness.

— Isidor Isaac Rabi

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

— Philip Johnson

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that’s embedded in the work.

— Chuck Close

Leadership is an art expressed by the demonstration of characters worthy of immitation, emulation and inspiration. It is neither a title nor a postion.

— Israelmore Ayivor

There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

— Mao Zedong

The terror of art lies in the representation of the hidden reality with its shattering effect.

— Martin Greenburg

Young would-be novelists and poets believe that art is eternal. Au contraire: we are in the business of ephemera, the era of floating islands of trash, and most of the things we feel deeply and inscribe on the page will disappear.

— Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members

If you judge art by its cover, you efface the very essence of it

— Evy Michaels

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Isaac Newton

There is nothing new in art except talent.

— Anton Chekhov

The forms of art are inexhaustible but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy.

— Clive Bell

While the art of printing is left to us science can never be retrograde what is once acquired of real knowledge can never be lost.

— Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Oh Maker, what did they really say about your black creation? I think you made a beautiful work of art on a canvass of rebellion. Hey, Maker! We are still selling out!

— Chinonye J. Chidolue

Militarism has been by far the commonest cause of the breakdown of civilizations. The single art of war makes progress at the expense of all the arts of peace.

— Arnold Joseph Toynbee

Ideas matter—and philosophy is the art of thinking about them rigorously. In my view, that should be done in as public a forum as possible.

— Sam Harris

To create art with all the passion in one’s soul is to live art with all the beauty in one’s heart.

— Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.

— John Updike

I was in college, and very disappointed. I majored in commercial art and interior design for three or four years. At that time, it seemed the thing I really wanted to do, production design, just wasn’t available in the U.K., so I turned to music.

— Eric Burdon

The passing time is painful. I have lost the art of moving simply, naturally, within it. I am swept back against its flow. Angry, vindictive, it pierces me all the time, all the time with its spikes.

— David Grossman, Falling Out of Time

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

— William Shakespeare

No man owns me. All man can do is practice the timeless, criminal art of threatening to separate my soul from her physical host.

— Tiffany Madison

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

— Robert Motherwell

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.

— Joseph Conrad

The great art of life is to moderate our passions. Objects of affection are like other belongings. We must love them enough to enrich our lives while we have them, not enough to impoverish our lives when they are gone.

— C.S. Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress

Be satisfied and pleased with what thou art Act cheerfully and well thou allotted part Enjoy the present hour be thankful for the past And neither fear nor wish the approaches of the last.

— Martial

What does one prefer? An art that struggles to change the social contract, but fails? Or one that seeks to please and amuse, and succeeds?

— Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah that is where the art resides!

— Artur Schnabel

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

— Paulo Coelho

Judging art is like caging a bird. Instead of seeing it soar, you can only watch it flutter.

— Ron Brackin

The art of making much show with little substance.

— Macaulay

Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.

— Joseph Wood Krutch

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.

— E.M. Forster

I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form.

— George Hickenlooper

I’ve been told by many the art of poetry’s dead, I believe it’s alive on pages they haven’t read

— Stanley Victor Paskavich, Stantasyland: Stantasyland: Quips, Quotes & Quandaries

To me, the world and art of photography is to capture emotion, feelings and moments; and share it with the world.I master the art when I am capable of awaking emotion in other people through my images.

— Viktor Tatarczuk

It is necessary to meditate early, and often, on the art of dying to succeed later in doing it properly just once.

— Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

Conversing with children is a fine art…. An art form that demands large amounts of both honesty and misdirection. Or maybe discretion is a better word.

— Miriam Toews, The Flying Troutmans

I’ve never kissed an art forger before” Lord Huntington to Eliza Somerton in “An Artful Seduction

— Tina Gabrielle, An Artful Seduction

The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.

— Wyndham Lewis, Doom Of Youth

If art is the bridge between what you see in your mind and what the world sees, then skill is how you build that bridge.

— Twyla Tharp

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.

— Martin Puryear

There is nothing at all that can be talked about adequately, and the whole art of poetry is to say what can’t be said.

— Alan W. Watts

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

— Rebecca West

In art as in love, instinct is enough.

— Anatole France

Mindfulness is the art of cosmic collaboration.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath

True art is a remedy of curiousity and it rise above all expectations.

— Unarine Ramaru

Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.

— Norman McLaren

My art is an act of creation and destruction, with all the sorrow and joy these engender as well as all the shadow and light these contain.

— Kathryn V. White

All the world is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.

— Robert Owen

Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting–or even demanding–their own enslavement.

— Larken Rose

This has ever been the fate of energy in security; it takes to art and to eroticism, and then comes languor and decay.

— H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn’t just part of our civic responsibility. To me it’s an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.

— David McCullough

What is more boundless than imagination? What is more primordial than the art of creation? To create and be creative is perhaps our most essential nature.

— Atalina Wright, Unbound

Reality is an aspect of property. It must be seized. And investigative journalism is the noble art of seizing reality back from the powerful.

— Julian Assange, Julian Assange – The Unauthorised Autobiography

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

— William Morris

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

— Isaac Bashevis Singer

What a major mistake, having rejected pretty much all of the great talented female artists that have lived throughout the ages, art history is left incomplete. The validity of the written art history is as absent as those women left out.

— Siren Waroe

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

— Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

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.

— Ernest Hemingway

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

— Andy Warhol

Donald Trump’s secrets are two. – He has mastered the art of persuasion. – He has absolutely no conscience.

— Gizmo, The Puzzled Puppy, What Donald Trump Supporters Need to Know: But Are Too Infatuated to Figure Out

The internet is killing the art of writing. The big “publish” button begs you to publish even before you go back and make one single edit, and as if this was not enough, you have instant readers who praise your writing skills!-

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

— Douglas Horton

Let’s make room for the kind of art that challenges us, pushes boundaries, stirs and inspires, and takes our breath away with its uniqueness. Let’s reconnect with our artist souls and trust that if we make good art, we’ll make good money.

— Teresa R. Funke, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life blog

Emotions of every color create the rich work of art that is life.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

Yes, ” Mustapha Mond was saying, “that’s another item in the cost of stability. It isn’t only art that’s incompatible with happiness; it’s also science. Science is dangerous; we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.

— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.

— Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Playing in my early bands, working as a studio musician, producing and going to art school was, in retrospect, my apprenticeship. I was learning and creating a solid foundation of ideas, but I wasn’t really playing music.

— Jimmy Page

‎All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

— H. Havelock Ellis

Sometimes words are not needed, and the simplicity of expressing yourself through an art form is one of the best ways of communication.

— Emmanuel Jal

When we look at the old photographs, we always ask three main questions: Are they alive? If they are, where are they? And finally, what is their life story? Photography is an art of creating many questions in the mind of the viewer!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Why are you so weird?””Because my weird has to be able to cancel out your weird, Lady Cross-stitch.””At least what I do is considered an art form.””Yes, in ye olde medieal Europse you would’ve been quite the catch-

— Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

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

— Paul Klee

Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative.

— F. Sionil Jose

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.

— Og Mandino

Ars moriendi ars vivendi est: the art of dying is the art of living.

— Robert Charles Wilson, Spin

All good art cannot help but confront denial on its way to truth.

— Pete Townshend, Who I Am

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.

— Michel Foucault

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.

— Camille Paglia

A good half of the art of living is resilience.

— Alain de Botton

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc.

— Bruno Bauer

It is not reasonable that art should win the place of honor over our great and powerful mother Nature. We have so overloaded the beauty and richness of her works by our inventions that we have quite smothered her.

— Michel de Montaigne, Cannibales

While art should never become exclusionary and elitist, any culture which fails to support its artists is only contributing to its own impoverishment. (Beyond Religion, p. 122)

— David N. Elkins

Each creature is a unique piece of art to be respected and believed in. once we realise this, equality follows.

— Sameh Elsayed

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.

— Alfred Adler

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.

— Herbert Read

Life is short, the art long.

— Hippocrates

All literature and popular art contain themes that resonate with the audience.

— Daniel Lambert

Life is a piece of art drawn by love on the canvas of hope with the colors of desires, wants, and needs.

— Debasish Mridha

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.

— Sandy Koufax

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

— Frank Luntz, Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Make Theory Talk is an art which is rare in the world.

— Umair Hassan

The noise around us determines how we speak. And how we listen. Just as a conversation suffers in a war zone, art suffers in a culture built on noise. So does our enjoyment of it.

— Michael Gungor, The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators

Such meeting reveal that which we all darkly suspect about those whose art we have loved: that they are unlikely to be whatever it is we imagine them to be.

— Morrissey

For most people, art is only valuable if other people say it is; and artists are only worthwhile if they are either rich and famous, or dead.

— Wayne Gerard Trotman

The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.

— George Bernard Shaw

I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.

— Judy Chicago

If the bards of old the true has toldThe sirens have raven hair.But over the earth since art had birth, They paint the angels fair.

— L.M. Montgomery, Emily’s Quest

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.

— Bruno Bettelheim

Our vision is to rediscover the spirit of the Renaissance, create a new discipline where engineering for cultural heritage is actually a symbol of blending art and science together.

— Maurizio Seracini

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.

— Claude Monet

I don’t believe in the school of hard knocks, although I’ve had them. All that stuff about whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity.

— Lana Del Rey

‘Rookie’ is not your guide to Being a Teen. It is, quite simply, a bunch of writing and art we like and believe in.

— Tavi Gevinson

None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. … The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

— Bernard M. Baruch

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. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something

— Eddie Vedder

When thou art at thy worst and lowest, yet ‘underneath’ thee ‘are everlasting arms’. Sin may drag thee ever so low, but Christ’s great atonement is still under all.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: New International Version

If an artist wants to be original, he should not look to art for inspiration, for art seeks its model in life, not art—and only life is rich enough to simulate originality.

— Anthony Marais

I hope we can keep doing it this way – making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.

— Damon Albarn

The art of filmmaking is the most influential form of art that has ever existed throughout the history of human artistic endeavors.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can stand.

— John Ortberg, Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus

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

— Jean-Michel Basquiat

You’ve got sadness in you, I’ve got sadness in me – and my works of art are places where the two sadnesses can meet, and therefore both of us need to feel less sad.

— Mark Rothko

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.

— Jim Henson

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

If this be magic, let it be an art lawful as eating.

— William Shakespeare

The central point of the work of art is the work as origin, the point which cannot be reached, yet the only one which is worth reaching.

— Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature

There are no rules. That is how art is born.

— Helen Frankenthaler

Don’t we all know that art is dangerous. You play it – then you live it.

— Stefan Balint

Diplomacy is an art of tackling our enemies. Using diplomacy on dear ones, in order to make measurable gains, is just like using a sword in place of a needle. We will be left bare very soon, and visibly so.

— Sandeep Sahajpal

My personal philosophy is that you do art to experience emotion that you don’t have the luxury of experiencing in real life.

— Kinan Azmeh

We know the seductive alchemy of art. To transform private anguish into a narrative of truth, if not beauty; to make sense where there was none; to bring order out of chaos – these are the promises art makes.

— Kathryn Harrison

He said, it’s rather like your voice. You put up with your voice and speak with it because you haven’t any choice. But it’s what you say that counts. It’s what distinguishes all great art from the other kind.

— John Fowles, The Collector

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

— Octavio Paz

Begging is much more difficult than it looks. Contrary to popular belief, it’s a high art form that takes years of dedicated practice to master.

— Sol Luckman, Beginner’s Luke

Relationships are an art form created by two or more individuals who have similar or complementary visions, passions, and ambitions.

— Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

— Don Miguel Ruiz

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as do the ordinary people, but to fulfill it in its true potential – the imagination.

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

Calligraphy is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper.

— Kaoru Akagawa

Call it walking meditation or a neighborhood stroll; by whatever namesuits you, rediscover the art of meandering.

— Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

As humans we look at things and think about what we’ve looked at. We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery.

— Thom Gunn

One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, ‘Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did.

— Chris Ware

Music is an art that goes well beyond science. Proof can be found in the huge amount of studies that have been carried out throughout the world based on music-therapy and the important results achieved.

— Andrea Bocelli

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

— Ellen Key

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

— Miguel de Cervantes

The art of betrayal has not taught me to be bitter, but not so easily misplace trust.

— VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis

The art of conversation lies in listening

— Malcolm Forbes

The mob not only grabs hold of art without being entitled to do so, but it also enters the artist. It takes up residence inside the artist and smashes a few holes in the wall, windows to the outer world: The mob wants to be seen.

— Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

The morality of art consists, for everyone, in the side that flatters its own interests. People do not like literature.

— Gustave Flaubert, Bouvard and Pecuchet

Some people seem to have a black belt in selfishness… ninja narcissists with no regard to how they impact those around them… but at the same time, a master at the art of playing victim.

— Steve Maraboli

Serious art is born from serious play.

— Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

I’m giving into my tendency to want to blur and blend the lines between art and life, and privacy and sharing.

— Lia Ices

The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.

— Duke of Wellington

If there is no mystery, for the artist, to solve inside of his art, then there’s no point in it. . . . for me, every act of art is the act of solving a mystery.

— Truman Capote

Just as writing can become calligraphy when it’s creatively, skillfully, and consciously performed, so can all other activities become art. In this case, we are reflecting upon life itself as an artistic statement—the art of living.

— H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.

— Helen Frankenthaler

…I’ve marked our sacred place not with stones – I’ve put it my art to keep it safe…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

(Writing) – the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.

— Mary Heaton Worse

Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.

— Abel Stevens

I’d like to do some crazy art installations and design some weird synthesizers and work with other people and make some fun stuff for a bit. Maybe tap into virtual reality stuff or maybe write another record… We’ll see.

— Flume

The one great art is that of making a complete human being of oneself.

— G.I. Gurdjieff

Poetry is one of the oldest of all art forms, and one of its powers for shamans and tribal leaders was the mnemonic.

— Felix Dennis

If you know the art of being happy with simple things, then you know the art of having maximum happiness with minimum effort!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness but in allowing happiness to change its form … happiness like a child must be allowed to grow up.

— Charles L. Morgan

The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art.

— Theodor W. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory

Parks are works of art just as a painting or sculpture is.

— Thomas Hoving

It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.

— John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones.

— Donald Knuth

I think it’s pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.

— Lou Reed

Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language.

— Christopher Paolini, Eldest

Innovation is the art of creating a better, a more convenient and more comfortable way for the world to pass. Leaders leave footprints everywhere they go. They are impact makers and innovators.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

Everyone thinks they can write a play you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life.

— Neil Simon

He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil.

— Machado de Assis, Iaiá Garcia

Perfection exists no where, because we all live in fragments – mental, psychological, physical, spiritual. Being total is an art which takes many lives to master!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

In the art of magic be quick of sleight and slow of climax.

— Amit Kalantri

I watched him carefully. He was making art because he has to, and because he’s brave enough to try and make contact, right there on the edge of madness, where he dreams.

— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

What is the intersection between technology, art and science? Curiosity and wonder, because it drives us to explore, because we’re surrounded by things we can’t see.

— Louie Schwartzberg

When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.

— Alberto Giacometti

Love itself is what is left over when being “in love” has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

— Louis de Bernières, Corelli’s Mandolin

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

— Joseph Conrad

Creativity is a work of the hand of God, and is therefore an art of Love. If we want to create something in our lives, we have to allow God’s hand to weave through our hearts, so we can carry out the work of the soul – our Divine purpose in life.

— Frederick Espiritu, The Path to Awesomeness: Becoming Super, Being Human

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

— Don Marquis

Your art…” I gaped at the field of white. “There was a lovely portrait of me—right there.”I get offended whenever art is damaged, especially if that art features me.

— Rick Riordan, The Hidden Oracle

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.

— Ted Shawn

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 the training of a mere beginner.

— Lewis Mumford

Seventies macho was both a look – moustache, jeans, leather jacket – and an attitude – cool, heartless, virile – that were reactions against the old-style homosexuality of too much art and too much emotion.

— Christopher Bram, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

The discovery in art is often gradual, a process of minor discoveries riddled with uncertainties and the potential for making that which is discovered vanish before your eyes, like a mirage.

— Geoff Dyer, The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.

— Arthur Erickson

The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.

— Hippocrates

I believe in the healing power of the arts, and whenever anyone can bring art into anyone’s life, it’s a special thing.

— Austin Nichols

One thing a man must have: either a naturally light disposition or a disposition lightened by art and knowledge.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

I’m not really sure what social message my art carries, if any. And I don’t really want it to carry one. I’m not interested in the subject matter to try to teach society anything, or to try to better our world in any way.

— Roy Lichtenstein

Good bye, proud world! I’m going home; Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

An artist is one who has mastered the art of dissolving himself so completely that only his work remains!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

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.

— Lionel Trilling

Friendship is an art and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it.

— Kathleen Norris

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

— Tracy Weinzapfel

So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires, maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public. I myself am very much inclined to take this position.

— Thom Mayne

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

— Arthur Schopenhauer

We suffered for our art. You have to suffer for our art as well!

— Terry Gilliam

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.

— Aldous Huxley

…you do violence with your words if you force them – art is given – the words received, moment by moment from unseen hands – call it a Muse …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.

— John Updike

The modern human has mastered the art of building toxic homes and cities.

— Steven Magee

I love deeply and admire the beauties of life and its expression in many different art forms. I am an aesthetic philosopher.

— Debasish Mridha

I think that is what film and art and music do they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.

— Bruce Springsteen

I’m very grateful that I was too poor to get to art school until I was 21. … I was old enough when I got there to know how to get something out of it.

— Henry Moore

All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.

— John Ruskin, The Elements of Drawing

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

— Blaise Pascal

You have to master the art of selectivity in everything you do. Otherwise, you could be side-tracked by secondary events and opportunities.

— Mensah Oteh

Even the kids, behind the slice of streetscape floating in the glass, had mastered the art of pretending not to see.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

In addition, I think religion has a chance of a look-in whenever the mind craves solace in music or poetry– in any form of art at all. Personally, I think it is an art, the greatest one; an extension of the communication all the other arts attempt.

— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I think anything like that-which is contemplative, silent, shows a person alone-people always feel sad. Is it because we’ve lost the art of being alone?

— Andrew Wyeth, The Helga Pictures

An art is a poetry but only a few can read it.

— Debasish Mridha

The universe has no mind and that’s why it can never reach perfection! Perfection is the art of meticulous high-mind!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.

— Robert Owen

The greatest art is to shape the quality of the day.

— Henry David Thoreau

A matter neither sensual nor sensational is ignored by the art of today.

— E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Life is art and art is life.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before.

— Jack Bowman

To me, art begets art. Painting feeds the eye just as poetry feeds the ear, which is to say that both feed the soul.

— Susan Vreeland

Basically there can be no categories such as ‘religious’ art and ‘secular’ art, because all true art is incarnational, and therefore ‘religious.

— Madeleine L’Engle

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

— Walter Wine hell

Decisiveness is often the art of timely cruelty.

— Henry Becque

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!Thou art the Potter and I am the clay.

— Chaim Potok

On certain occasions art can shake very ordinary spirits, and whole worlds can be revealed by its clumsiest interpreters.

— Gustave Flaubert, Bouvard and Pecuchet

For it is clear immediately: human life as such is a defeat. All we can do in the face of that ineluctable defeat called life is to try to understand it. That – that is the raison d’être of the art of the novel.

— Milan Kundera, The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

I like music because it’s the only invisible art form.

— Sean Lennon

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

— Laurence J. Peter

The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.

— Samuel V. Chamberlain

People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.

— Walter Annenberg

Write to me your most perfect epitaph, or I shall compare a poet to a lecturer. Thou art more Spartan than a ballad monger who makes his living as a Wal-Mart greeter;

— Scott Jonathan Nixon, Cities of Love, Salt & Alchemy

I enjoy fashion photography and textiles, that whole aspect of it. As more of an art form, I like Proenza Schouler. Those guys are really cool because they seem to have an interesting approach to it all.

— Gia Coppola

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.

— Karl Popper

No art is harder to master than believing in yourself.

— Marty Rubin

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it’s one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.

— Brian De Palma

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.

— Ray Bradbury

The art of living. Isn’t that a funny expression?

— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

— Herbie Hancock

Religion is like an art gallery. One painting will speak to you more than another, and there’s no need to explain or defend your taste.

— Michael Muhammad Knight, Journey to the End of Islam

Can we all pause a moment to appreciate the artistry of that sentence? “Sitting casually on the floor, a guard sat…” That’s freaking art right there! Someone nominate this thing for the Hugo Award already!

— Jim C. Hines, The Prosekiller Chronicles: Rise of the Spider Goddess — An Annotated Novel

Should you care to write (and only the saints know why you should) you must needs have knowledge and art and magic – the knowledge of the music of words, the art of being artless, and the magic of loving your readers.

— Kahil Gibran

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.

— Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

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.

— Max Eastman

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible, and hence we can hold the enemy’s fate in our hands.

— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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

— John Ruskin

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

— D. H. Lawrence

Books and movies are different art forms with different rules. And because of that, they never translate exactly.

— Tom Clancy

It’s not what you see that is art art is the gap.

— Marcel Duchamp

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides.

— Artur Schnabel

I think all art is, by nature, intended to motivate society for change, and the only reason change doesn’t happen is because within the target population, courage is lacking.

— Wadada Leo Smith

Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you’re any good, you can do a great job on radio.

— Chick Hearn

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.

— Arthur Erickson

O Life! thou art a galling load Along a rough a weary road to wretches such as I.

— Robert Burns

true apothecary thy drugs art quick

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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

— William Morris

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.

— William Samuel Johnson

…A world is supported by four things…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling.

— Frank Herberterbert

the crescent sun is high, the moon low; life is not for the faint-hearted; so why the fuck should art be?

— Hal Duncan, Rhapsody: Notes on Strange Fictions

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.

— Alvar Aalto

Works of art are infinitely solitary and nothing is less likely to reach them than criticism. Only love can grasp them and hold them and do them justice.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.

— Barbara Kruger

For it is now to us itself ancient; and yet its maker was telling of things already old and weighted with regret, and he expended his art in making keen that touch upon the heart which sorrows have that are both poignant and remote.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Monsters and the Critics and other essays

Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.

— Mike Norton

But why? Why do you care about our class’s history?” “I just do. Besides, I need something to put on my art-school applications besides ’Locks self in room and draws all day.’ Even art schools won’t take a psychopath.

— Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot

And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.

— Beatrice Wood

Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting.

— Anonymous

Maturity implies otherness… The art of living is the art of living with.

— Julius Gordon

Where thou art that is Home.

— Emily Dickinson

Imbibing the art of giving is not only a spiritual act; it is a belief n the future, and that future has to be good. Giving is investing in that future; it is like helping to make the dream come true not only for you but for others.

— Vishwas Chavan, Vishwasutras: Universal Principles for Living: Inspired by Real-Life Experiences

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

— John Ciardi

Love is an art and this love lacks artists.

— Javaria Waseem, You and Her

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

— Wilson Mizner

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.

— Walter Pater

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

…A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.

— Guy de Maupassant, Complete Works

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

— Marshall McLuhan

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed meanings of life may become a part of living is the attitude of aesthetic appreciation.

— George Herbert Mead

I wonder whether Art has a higher function than to make me feel appreciate and enjoy natural objects for their art value?

— Bernard Berenson

Make your life a work of art and you will never die.

— Maria Elena, Eternal Youth

In contemporary art culture, where good looks and clever strategic planning of art careers have become a feature, professional practice may be taught in art schools like a branch of public relations or political science.

— Michael Leunig

Political consultants are pugilists, masters in the dark art of negativity. Which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrats such as Steve McMahon and Republicans like Rich Galen urging their presidential candidates to be more, well, positive.

— Ron Fournier

Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Layer by layer art strips life bare.

— Robert Musil

I was always fascinated by graphic art and typography and architecture. And so I was constantly cutting things and making blocks and making buildings out of shoeboxes.

— Narciso Rodriguez

Though a living cannot be made from art, art makes life worth living. It makes starving, living.

— John Sloan, John Sloan on Drawing and Painting

This is almost always the case: A piece of art receives its f(r)ame when found offensive.

— Criss Jami, Healology

My words, my writing, my actions—these have never been for myself alone, either directly or indirectly. There is no such thing as an artist who creates art only for himself. That is masturbation.

— Pramoedya Ananta Toer, The Mute’s Soliloquy: a Memoir

But I trusted in thee O Lord I said Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand.

— Bible

I think it’s probably the Dutch who are to blame for starting the whole ‘art business’, because before they came along, art was attached to relatively stable structures, and it was everybody’s. It was like going to the movies.

— Antony Gormley

The art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

London, thou art the flower of cities all!

— William Dunbar

For a long time imagination was all i had. I allowed it to take me to all the places i yearned to be, all the sights i longed to see, make beauty out of all thats been and create art from this suffering.

— Nikki Rowe

But nobody is visually naive any longer. We are cluttered with images, and only abstract art can bring us to the threshold of the divine.

— Dominique De Menil, The Rothko Chapel: Writings on Art and the Threshold of the Divine

A piece of art only succeeds when it’s creator…possesses the belief that brings it into being

— Jessie Burton, The Muse

Truth in art is the unity of a thing with itself

— Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

— Alfred North Whitehead

No other art can compare with cinema in the force, precision, and starkness with which it conveys awareness of facts and aesthetic structures existing and changing within time.

— Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time

My trade and art is to live.

— Michel de Montaigne

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

— Luis Barragan

To become a work of art is the object of living.

— Oscar Wilde, Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast

As I very much liked to draw and paint as a child, I entered a special art program in high school, which was very much like being in an art school imbedded in a regular high school curriculum.

— Jerome Isaac Friedman

The art of leaving and the art of loving are not the same.

— Akif Kichloo

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.

— Henri Poincaré

Above Constance’s desk were nude photographs of women in 1930s France, draped in provocative poses. She had put them there for Bob’s viewing pleasure and in return he had placed African art of naked men above his desk for her.

— Cecelia Ahern, One Hundred Names

All art moves between the extremes.

— Jan Fries, Visual Magick: A Manual of Freestyle Shamanism

Utrip makes it easy for travelers to experience the destination highlights that most interest them, be it food, art or history. Just like a culinary experience, every palate is different, and Utrip is all about personalizing travel for their users.

— Tom Douglas

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

— Havelock Ellis

Writing is an art and a skill that can be developed

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.

— Max Beerbohm

Success in politics is the art of the timely lie.

— Marty Rubin

Man has been bestowed with all the senses, Alas! What a drama, we are yet to know the art of using it!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

No art ever came out of not risking your neck.

— Eudora Welty

I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information.

— David Ogilvy

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

— Mary Schmich

I am grateful, and would thank the Gods(if there were any to thank) that I have finally mastered this art of forgetting–of murdering the memory.

— Caryl Phillips, Higher Ground

Art as the single superior counter-force against all will to negation of life, art as the anti-Christian, anti-Buddhist, anti-Nihilist par excellence.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them.

— Maya Lin

My mother was a teacher, and when she wanted to show me art and literature and science, she’d take me to museums, parks and free exhibitions.

— David Blaine

I want to try and be as involved in the art of filmmaking as possible. I feel that the only way to really do that is to take on as many roles as possible, whether it be as an actor, an editor, a director, a cinematographer.

— Joe Swanberg

We will never find the perfect job, relationship, or situation. What we can do is search for happiness. Our ideals in life are set by others, and it’s because they haven’t mastered the art of the happiness search.

— Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

The art of art is simplicity.

— Sravani Saha Nakhro

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

— Eugene Ionesco

In writing there is art – and in art there is craft …

— Susi Moore

When I’m in London, Claridge’s is a great favourite. I’m a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary.

— Roman Coppola

Talent never guarantees the success, its the art of success which can leads you to the sky

— Zeeshan Ahmed

The principal art of the teacher is to awaken the joy in creation and knowledge.

— Albert Einstein, The World As I See It

Patience is the art of hoping.

— Vauvenargues

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

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— John Lasseter

The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.

— Lynda Barry

The study of history and philosophy, accompanied by some acquaintance with art and literature, should be for lawyers and engineers as well as for those who study in arts faculties.

— Terry Eagleton

Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them.

— Amit Kalantri

I think that’s what art is: art is communication made in the hope that interesting miscommunications will arise.

— Misha Glouberman

Hey, I’m an art lover, ” protested Ramirez. “I love Thomas Kinkade. Painter of Light, you know what I’m sayin’?”Beverly’s smile froze. “Yes, quite.

— Linda Morris, By Hook or By Crook

Oh has thou forgotten how soon we must sever? Oh hast thou forgotten this day we must part? It may be for years and it may be forever Oh why art thou silent thou voice of my heart?

— Julia Crawford

Conversation is the fine art of mutual consideration and communication about matters of common interest that basically have some human importance.

— Ordway Tead

People like my grandmother, who have no home but in memory, learn to be very skilled in the art of recollection.

— Amitav Ghosh, The Shadow Lines

The essence of art is that its one case applies to thousands, ‘ knew Schopenhauer.

— Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy

Oratory: the art of making deep noises from the chest sound like important messages from the brain.

— H. I. Phillips

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.

— Jerry Saltz

I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I’ve never experienced it?

— Maggie Grace

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 of the tricks and has nothing to say.

— Raymond Chandler

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

— Henry Kissinger

Life is closely related to science than art because it has more practicals

— samir pradhan

Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

It has been said that art is a tryst; for in the joy of it, maker and beholder meet.

— Kojiro Tomita

I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost – that is important.

— Jacques-Henri Lartigue

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.

— Jean Cocteau

my child, if you want to have a beautiful and happy life… 2 things you need… learn the art of love and practice it with your beloved one.

— Carlos Barrios

Kids are naturally gifted at art from a very young age. The problem is when they get older and become self-conscious. The process should always be fun, though.

— Damien Hirst

Life doesn’t imitate art it imitates bad television.

— Woody Allen

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The main thing for inner contentment is to be in a state of grace. And there is an artistic state of grace, for art is a kind of religion.

— Georges Rodenbach, The Bells of Bruges

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.

— Maya Angelou

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

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information.

— Serge Schmemann

I want art that makes the world seem more unreal. I want fiction that can crumble the world and build it back into something new.

— Lincoln Michel

The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement.

— Don Roff

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

— Samuel Johnson, Lives of the poets: Milton

You dislike Basil because, without his art, his life is horribly plain. Unlike Dorian who has made an art out of his life. Basil produces art; Dorian consumes it and lets it overwhelm him.

— Abed Yaman

The old, sad art colors are gone. Now I paint bright colors. I paint paintings which are happy, where children are laughing and playing with animals. I paint paradise on Earth. I still paint sadness sometimes, but there is sadness in the world, too.

— Margaret Keane

I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven.

— Janet Echelman

Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade: today it is the reverse.

— Joseph Roux

There isn’t much art to writing, you just feel; feel everything deeply and somehow transform your lessons into a magical piece of work that will help someone else’s heartache.

— Nikki Rowe

I was a poet. I had no expectations other than creating a world of art with words that would live on long after I was gone.

— Jason E. Hodges

Line of control should be a garden, a place of art and cultural festival.

— Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

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

— Simone de Beauvoir

Science is for crowds what art is for individuals

— Bogdan Vaida

To her credit, though, Trace didn’t lose her famous temper, not at that moment. At eighteen she was already expert at the older woman’s art of fermenting rage, conserving it, for later use.

— Zadie Smith, Swing Time

To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn’t just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it’s an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or musi

— David McCullough

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.

— Hale White

The tiny sculptures revelled in the demotion of their celestial peers soaking up the limelight of human attention after an eon of slumber. Woken from their torpor by the one thing that all art desires

— an audience.

The most beautiful work of art that we can create is this life.

— Kristi Bowman

The art is not one of forgetting but letting go. And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss.

— Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

If something cannot be done to check, or at least to modify, our monstrous worship of facts, art will become sterile and beauty will pass away from the land.

— Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

— Anatole France

Original art emanates in the mind … and lessons society’s confusion from self indulgence, avarice and greed to trust, hope and love.

— Louis Faurer

Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness, / Wherein the…enemy does much.

— William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

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

— Malcolm Muggeridge

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.

— Ben Shneiderman

Writing is largely about time, while visual art is largely about space.

— Douglas Coupland

For the hackneyed art of lying without injury to anyone, Rushbrook, to his shame, was proficient.

— Elizabeth Inchbald, A Simple Story

Law should be a literary profession, ‘ RGB says, ‘and the best legal practioners regard law as an art as well as a craft.

— Irin Carmon, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Nature has made all her truths independent of one another. Our art makes one dependent on the other.

— Blaise Pascal, Pensées

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

— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

— Herman Hesse

In seeking wisdom thou art wise in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.

— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The art teacher’s scarlet book was called Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille. ‘As the title suggests, ‘ Mr Dunwoody saw the book’d caught my attention, ‘it’s about the history of opticians. What are you about?

— David Mitchell, Black Swan Green

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

— Laura Dern

The past is a work of art free of irrelevancies and loose ends.

— Max Beerbohm

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

— Ludwig Erhard

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

— Honore de Balzac

Don’t be fooled into thinking that love is special. That it’ll fill you up forever. Anyone can fall in love, but only you can make the art you were born for. And that’s the kind of happiness that lasts.

— J.C. Lillis, A&B

Despite all our amazing ability, ingenuity, technology and industry humans are the one species who have not mastered the art of simplicity.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

We have lost the art of sharing and caring.

— Hun Sen

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

— Oliver Herford

Part of the art of bowling spin is to make the batsman think something special is happening when it isn’t.

— Shane Warne

Reality is not art, but a realist art is one that can create an integral aesthetic of reality.

— André Bazin, What is Cinema?: Volume I

Thought is a strenuous art – few practice it, and then only at rare times.

— David Ben-Gurion

True art awakens theExtraordinaryOvation

— The Gift

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

— James Cash Penney

The art of translation lies less in knowing the other language than in knowing your own.

— Ned Rorem

In Mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

— Georg Cantor

Graffiti’s always been a temporary art form. You make your mark and then they scrub it off.

— Banksy

A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle.

— Robert Henri, The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art

All along we find that social life – religion, politics, art – reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.

— James Mark Baldwin

The Bauhaus strives to bring together all creative effort into one whole, to reunify all the disciplines of practical art – sculpture, painting, handicrafts, and crafts – as inseparable components of a new architecture.

— Walter Gropius

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.

— Boris Pasternak

Random thoughts that fly away. Where words has no place to stay. Let it be right where they are. Let the work of art preserve its life.

— Diana Rose Morcilla

Logic rests on the axiom that existence exists. Logic is the art of non-contradictory identification.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

God gave you the art to talk and you will just ignore it like these?

— Deyth Banger

The art of our necessities is strangeThat can make vile things precious.

— William Shakespeare, King Lear

The way I make art – the way a lot of people make art – is as an extension of language and communication, where references are incredibly important.

— Shepard Fairey

All great art has madness, and quite a lot of bad art has it, too.

— William Saroyan, My Heart’s in the Highlands

Honest dishonesty. That’s quite the oxymoron – but I like the originality that you’ve brought to bear in the art of rationalization. Maybe you should consider becoming a lawyer, ” he added jokingly.

— Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

And yet, in terms of its emotive potential, I still find art more attractive, currently, than books, which fail at a deeper level.

— Andrew Miller, Dub Steps

The real question is: to whom does the meaning of the art of the past properly belong ? To those who can app|y it to their own lives, or to a cultural hierarchy of relic specialtsts?

— John Berger, Ways of Seeing

Happy thou art not for what thou hast not still thou striv’est to get and what thou hast forget’est.

— William Shakespeare

as if it were a point of honor—which, indeed, a point of art often is.

— Vladimir Nabokov

The art of war is the art of deception.

— Sun Tzu

All profoundly original art looks ugly at first.

— Clement Greenberg

Cultivate the art of maximizing serendipitous opportunities.

— Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

Communication is an art and a meaningful conversation is a masterpiece.

— Jasz Gill

It’s really interesting with art-movies too, but art especially – to see how your attitude toward artists and works and your level of appreciation of them is always shifting and changing over the years.

— Richard Hell

All great art is a form of complaint

— John Cage

They blended religion and art and science because, at base, science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.

— Ray Bradbury

The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all.

— Julia Cameron

The more one reads poetry, the less tolerant one becomes of any sort of verbosity, be that in political or philosophical discourse, be that in history, social studies or the art of fiction.

— Joseph Brodsky

My life is a work of art and nature is my temple!

— Maurice Spees

We unlearn the art of speaking well when we cease to speak with God.

— John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion Volume V.1

To me, architecture is an art, naturally, and it isn’t architecture unless it’s alive. Alive is what art is. If it’s not alive, it’s dead, and it’s not art.

— John Lautner

I’ve found that busting your ass on a daily basis to make your art good, clear, and meaningful creates the most luck.

— Don Roff

The only valid rule for a work of art is that it be true to itself.

— Marty Rubin

I’ve become convinced that Los Angeles is going to become the next contemporary art capital – no other city has more contemporary gallery space than Los Angeles. We’ve come into our own, finally.

— Eli Broad

The history of art is full of women lying around naked for erotic consumption by men.

— Siri Hustvedt, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing, my dad was a king of the clubs, a prowling tiger and a wonderfully natural mover.

— Bruno Tonioli

Politics is the art of promising heaven and delivering purgatory, and claiming hero status for saving your country from hell.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined – the impression was overwhelming.

— Howard Carter

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Lord Byron

I got my first camera when I was 21 – my boyfriend gave it to me for my birthday – but at that point politics was my life, and I viewed the camera as a tool for expressing my political beliefs rather than as an art medium.

— Carrie Mae Weems

This is one of the great human mysteries: why do works of art about bad things such as loss and deprivation make us feel good?

— Robert Pinsky, The Handbook of Heartbreak: 101 Poems of Lost Love and Sorrow

Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.

— Alexander Meiklejohn

Emotion is always multiplied in the art of a person who doesn’t really show much emotion. It once expanded deep within his hidden soul, and following the downplay his audience is blown away.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.

— Jacques Chirac

Selecting the right measure and measuring things right are both art and science. And KPIs influence management behavior as well as business culture.

— Pearl Zhu, CIO Master: Unleash the Digital Potential of It

Beautiful is the man who leaves a legacy that of shared love and life. It is he who transfers meaning, assigns significance and conveys in his loving touch the fine art and gentle shaping of a life. This man shall be called, Father.

— Stella Payton

Washington, D.C., has everything that Rome, Paris and London have in the way of great architecture – great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels and great art and a whole shadow world that we really don’t see.

— Dan Brown

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

— Jerzy Kosinski

Art for art’s sake, with no purpose, for any purpose perverts art. But art achieves a purpose which is not its own. (1804)

— Benjamin Constant

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.

— Charles L. Morgan

The art of questioning is to ignite innovative thinking.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.

— Bernard Baruch

The art of living is to rise above lesser things so that we can truly enjoy great things. And the message of Christmas is the greatest of all things.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

You know one thing that Mr. Powell taught me? He taught me that sometimes, art can make you forget everything else all around you. That’s what are can do.

— Gary D. Schmidt

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.

— Edward Thorndike

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My art is the result of a deeply personal, infinitely complex, and still essentially mysterious, exploration of experience. No words will ever touch it.

— George Brecht

This was never about the money… Don’t you understand? A world without good art is a far more dangerous place than one you don’t get paid for making it in.

— Dimitri Zaik, Ink Bleeder

A work of art doesn’t need to provide complete answers in order to succeed. It needs only to excite us into asking questions and give us a place to think about them while we become involved in other people’s lives.

— Christopher Bram, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.

— Guy de Maupassant

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

— Christopher Marlowe

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears

— Robert Sarnoff

Captured by the ideological animus, both socialist and liberal-democratic art abandoned the criterion of beauty – considered anachronistic and of dubious political value – and replaced it with the criterion of correctness.

— Ryszard Legutko, Triumf człowieka pospolitego

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

— Vladimir Nabokov

The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

— Alan W. Watts

She works on her never-ending project for hours at a time. In art school they talked about day jobs in tones of horror. She never would have imagined that her day job would be the calmest and least cluttered part of her life.

— Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

Old art offers just as good a criticism of new art as new art offers of old.

— Jasper Johns

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.

— Ben Jonson

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

— Malcolm Forbes

Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best

— Otto von Bismarck

Art corrupts. Absolute art corrupts absolutely. Please corrupt me absolutely.

— Robert Black

All art is political in the sense that it serves someone’s politics.

— August Wilson

How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally – certainly with my secular background – the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.

— Yann Martel

I do so love the art of severing boundaries

— Poppet, Aisyx

I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.

— Maya Lin

O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.

— Jim Morrison

A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself.

— Francis A. Schaeffer, Art & the Bible

Master the art of finding something to celebrate about in each moment and life will become an exciting adventure

— Mensah Oteh, Unlocking Life’s Treasure Chest: Wisdom keys to keep you inspired, encouraged, motivated and focused

Art is solace; art is vision, and when I pick up a literary work, I am a consumer of literature for its own sake.

— Wole Soyinka

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.

— Paul Hawken

The art of writing is the manipulation of words to ease the mind and free the imagination

— Danielle M. Maistry

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

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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

— Katherine Johnson

If anything keep thy soul out of heaven, which God forbid, there is nothing in the world liker to do it, than thy false hopes of being saved, while thou art yet out of the way to salvation(234). (III.III)

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

She was the kind of art that was so valuable it wasn’t even for sale, and she smiled when she saw Ash. His pulse jumped.

— Rose Lerner, True Pretenses

Photography is the art of making memories tangible.

— Destin Sparks

But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.

— bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Thou art but a feeble flower in the garden of the universe, yet thou hath a purpose much greater than thyself.

— Raneem Kayyali

Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.

— Amit Ray

Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there.

— Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You

In God’s world the individual counts. Therefore, Christian art should deal with the individual.

— Francis A. Schaeffer, Art & the Bible

none of my art is based on how others think i should have done it.

— Darnell Lamont Walker

I don’t want to be here when my latest work of accidental art is discovered.

— Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush

A poet has to be a bit childlike at heart, and in that sense all the romantic stereotypes about poets being “eternal children”, etc, are all accurate. They believe, whatever they may say, that art and words can change the world.

— John Thomas Allen

A perfect work of art is not the one that has no mistakes. It is the one people will like. Creation is not perfect but god is praised for having created it

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.

— Marianne Moore

I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.

— Steve Lacy

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

— Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction

Teaching is not a lost art but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

— Jacques Barzun

Great art is an escape from the agony of why.

— Robert A. Kearse

There is no literature and art without paranoia. Probably there would be even civilization. Paranoia is the world. It is the attempt to make sense of what has not.

— Thomas Pynchon

It is the mark of great art that its appeal is universal and eternal.

— Clive Bell

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

— Voltaire

All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it’s another world. It’s filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers – all kinds of people.

— Flea

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism, as it’s increasingly an art of gesture alone.

— Andrew Eldritch

I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.

— Andy Warhol

You want to know how I think art should be taught to children? Take them to a museum and say, ‘This is art, and you can’t do it.

— Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty

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.

— Emmet Fox

Illusory universality is the universality of the art of the culture industry, it is the universality of the homogeneous same, an art which no longer even promises happiness but only provides easy amusement as relief from labour.

— J.M. Bernstein, The Culture Industry

No art is silent! Because art is an original idea and every original idea speaks, every interesting thought screams, every art talks, every art screams! No art is silent! If it is silent, then it is not an art!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night, So stumblest on my counsel?*Who are you? Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts?*

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The beauty of art is that it comes from the heart.

— T.A. Uner

You know a trillion times more about art than me. But I’ve learned that it isn’t necessary to know all that much. You just make what you wanna see, right? It’s a game, right? It’s like being paid for dreaming.

— Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

To try to talk about art and about Christianity is for me one and the same thing, and it means attempting to share the meaning of my life, what gives it, for me, its tragedy and its glory.

— Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

It is a law of the story-teller’s art that he does not tell a story. It is the listener who tells it. The story-teller does but provide him with the stimuli.

— Melville Davisson Post, Uncle Abner: The Doomdorf Mystery

In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.

— Henri Bergson

Entertainment is business: the business of fucking art in the face.

— Eugene Mirman, The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life

… in art nothing is more secondary than the author’s intentions.

— Jorge Luis Borges, Selected Non-Fictions

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

— Henry Ward Beecher

I am a master wordsmith. I have the ability to bend words at will and invoke feelings with the stroke of my pen. But I’m yet to master the art of finding the right words to describe what happens in my heart when I see you.


Any artist is insulted by the suggestion that art is merely a matter of recording reality, and knows that it is impossible to explain how imagination can transform not only events and people, but the artist as well, into quite different “realities”.

— Joan Lindsay, The Secret of Hanging Rock

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

— William Morris

From the beginning of church history, music, writing, literature, and the greatest works of art all came from the church. To change the culture and make it a force for good, you have to be in it and be a part of it.

— Patricia Heaton

politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

— Oscar Ameringer

Poetry is not an art or a branch of art: it’s something more.

— Joseph Brodsky

Being Wise & Being Smart are two different things anyone can be smart but those who master the art of knowing what to overlook in this journey called life deserves to be called Wise

— Abhysheq Shukla, KISS Life “Life is what you make it”

Vulnerability gives us freedom, power and connects us to a network of injured souls. It is through the art of being real that we can heal ourself and others.

— Shannon L. Alder

If we give a hundred percent in whatever we do in life, practice one art form and pursue one sport, we eventually tend to evolve truly as ‘A Complete Man (or Woman)’.

— Sandeep Sahajpal

Seduction is the art of saying what you don’t do in order to do what you don’t say

— Löis Lancaster

This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad but those who taste in living awareness every drop of the good.

— Victoria Lincoln

Practice form, recognize forms, hone your natural gift, and let everything you experience teach you to never be a comparison. This is how art lasts, by pulling form first from the past.

— James Emlund

And as I reinvent myself and I’m constantly curious about everything, I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner in newfound art and entertainment and exploration.

— Pam Grier

I admire ‘Adventure Time’ for being a piece of art in the way that I think art should be. If you want to see it is poetry, you can, and if you don’t, you can watch a fun cartoon.

— Rebecca Sugar

Because the new the stories we tell, the art we make, the rockets we build, will influence the future that shapes our present.

— Natasha Tsakos

Just think of me as a canvas and you as the paint, and try and imagine that we are creating a masterpiece that’s so beautiful, that no other piece of art could rival its beauty.” – Clint

— Angela Richardson, All the Pieces