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#1. Gratitude, purpose, camaraderie, love, family, usefulness, art, pleasure-all these are within my grasp, requiring of me only that I receive them. - Author: John Leland
Art quotes by John Leland
#2. Over the years, I have perfected the art of dancing and photographing at the same time: it's a great double act. If you're dancing, you are joining in. If you stand there rigid, you are not in the flow of things. - Author: Martin Parr
Art quotes by Martin Parr
#3. A smile can heal a thousand wounds. - Author: Art Smith
Art quotes by Art Smith
#4. The Pistols were like my work of art. They were my canvas. - Author: Malcolm McLaren
Art quotes by Malcolm McLaren
#5. To me you are a work of art, and I would give you my heart - that's if I had one. - Author: Morrissey
Art quotes by Morrissey
#6. Becoming a writer is a lifelong journey. It cannot be learned in a day or even a month or a year. We will never fully learn all there is to know about our craft, and even if we did we wouldn't realize it. We are filled with self-doubt by nature, and many of us will work our entire lives to master the art of the written word without ever recognizing the true talent we possess. Writing is a personal journey of self-discovery and growth, and should be honored as such. If you wonder about my best writing, I would say it came without warning, in moments when I was most vulnerable - with the door shut and my heart split wide open. - Author: Shanda Trofe Write From The Heart
Art quotes by Shanda Trofe Write From The Heart
#7. What I've always seen in writers and artists is the courage it takes to make an original work of art. I think the real risks in literature are linguistic and intellectual, and I hope we can highlight those, as well as political courage. - Author: Salman Rushdie
Art quotes by Salman Rushdie
#8. But in every constitution some large degree of animal vigor is necessary as material foundation for the higher qualities of the art. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#9. Yet while Vidal writes best about power, politics, and history White's strengths are sex, art and – sometimes – love. Each tends to stumble when he enters the other's domain. - Author: Christopher Bram
Art quotes by Christopher Bram
#10. He was beautiful.
Whatever else he was, Sage was by far the most magnetic man I had ever seen. I had felt it in my dreams, and it was even more true in real life. I welcomed the chance to study him without his knowledge.
He glanced up, and I quickly closed my eyes, feigning sleep. Had he seen me? The scratching stopped. He was looking at me, I knew it. I held my breath and willed my eyes not to pop open and see if he was staring.
Finally the scratching started up again. I forced myself to slowly count to ten before I opened my eyelids the tiniest bit and peeked through my lashes.
Good-he wasn't looking at me.
I opened my eyes a little wider. What was he doing? Moving only my eyes, I glanced down at the dirt floor in front of him…
…and saw a picture of me, fast asleep.
It was incredible. I could see his tools laid out beside the picture: rocks in several sizes and shapes, a couple of twigs…the most rudimentary materials, and yet what he was etching into the floor wouldn't look out of place on an art gallery wall. It was beautiful…far more beautiful than I thought I actually looked in my sleep. Is that how he saw me?
Sage lifted his head again, and I shut my eyes. I imagined him studying me, taking careful note of my features and filtering them through his own senses. My heartbeat quickened, and it took all my willpower to remain still.
"You can keep pretending to be asleep if you'd like, but I don't see a career for you as an actres - Author: Hilary Duff
Art quotes by Hilary Duff
#11. I love you," Sean whispered when they parted.
Gazing into his eyes, her heart overflowed with happiness, and there was something more-a feeling of completeness she'd never experienced before. Just like her character Shay, who'd found her soul mate in Jared, Kayla had found hers in Sean.
Life had imitated art in the best possible. - Author: Alison Packard
Art quotes by Alison Packard
#12. I have heard it said
There is an art which in their piedness shares
With great creating nature. - Author: William Shakespeare
Art quotes by William Shakespeare
#13. Photography has freed the plastic arts from their obsession with likeness. - Author: Andre Bazin
Art quotes by Andre Bazin
#14. The urge to make art or contemplate philosophy does not go away when you are sick. Those urges just become transfigured by illness. - Author: John Green
Art quotes by John Green
#15. She felt something similar, but worse in a way, about hundreds and hundreds of books she'd read, novels, biographies, occasional books, about music and art - she could remember nothing about them at all, so that it seemed rather pointless even to say that she had read them; such claims were things people set great store by but she hardly supposed they recalled any more than she did. Sometimes a book persisted as a coloured shadow at the edge of sight, as vague and unrecapturable as something seen in the rain from a passing vehicle; looked at directly it vanished altogether. Sometimes there were atmospheres, even the rudiments of a scene; a man in an office looking over Regent's Park, rain in the street outside - a little blurred etching of a situation she would never, could never, trace back to its source in a novel she had read some time, she thought, in the past thirty years. - Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Art quotes by Alan Hollinghurst
#16. Passed down from generation to generation, storytelling was an art in my family. - Author: David Mixner
Art quotes by David Mixner
#17. PICARD: Did you read that book I gave you? (Wesley reacts, barely concealing a grimace as he recalls.)
WESLEY: Some of it.
PICARD: That's reassuring.
WESLEY: I just don't have much time.
PICARD: (re the book in his hand) There is no greater challenge than the study of philosophy. (Wesley glances over at Picard's book)
WESLEY: William James sure won't be on my Starfleet exams.
PICARD: The important things never will be. Anyone can be trained to deal with technology, and the mechanics of piloting a starship.
WESLEY: But Starfleet Academy--
PICARD: It takes more than just that. Open your mind to the past... to history, art, philosophy. And then... (re: the stars) ...this will mean something.
(Wesley considers this, almost embarrassed as he realizes Picard does truly care about him.)
Then: PICARD (continuing) Just consider James' wisdom: "Philosophy... is not a technical matter... it is our sense of what life honestly means... our individual way of feeling the total push and pressure of the cosmos."
(then) That's what I want for you.

From:
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
"Samaritan Snare" #40272-143
Written by Robert L. McCullough - Author: Jean-Luc Picard
Art quotes by Jean-Luc Picard
#18. The art of medicine cannot be inherited, nor can it be copied from books - Author: Paracelsus
Art quotes by Paracelsus
#19. Political events are part of everyday life [in Colombia], so art and politics came to me as a natural thing, something that has been very much present in my life from the start. - Author: Doris Salcedo
Art quotes by Doris Salcedo
#20. The word "art" does not designate the concept of a mere eventuality; it is a concept of rank.
To dwell is to garden. - Author: Martin Heidegger
Art quotes by Martin Heidegger
#21. I see a movie as a way of learning about the world, about myself, and learning about my relationship with people and art. - Author: Ang Lee
Art quotes by Ang Lee
#22. Youth, art, love, dreams, true-heartedness - why must they go out of the summer world into darkness? - Author: Willa Cather
Art quotes by Willa Cather
#23. Ideas' can be only in the distant background of a work of art, something like a very low horizon. In the middle distance and foreground ... there shouldn't be any 'ideas' visible. - Author: Mu Xin
Art quotes by Mu Xin
#24. Our Father which art in heaven - Stay there - And we will stay on earth - Which is sometimes so pretty. - Author: Jacques Prevert
Art quotes by Jacques Prevert
#25. I decided honestly that comic art is an art form in itself. It reflects the life and times more accurately and actually is more artistic than magazine illustration - since it is entirely creative. An illustrator works with camera and models; a comic artist begins with a white sheet of paper and dreams up his own business - he is playwright, director, editor and artist at once. - Author: Alex Raymond
Art quotes by Alex Raymond
#26. The queen appeared as innocent as one of those mountains which smoke a little, and then one day end up causing a whole civilization to become an art installation - Author: Terry Pratchett
Art quotes by Terry Pratchett
#27. Emotional versatility is the art of making peace with the entire emotional spectrum by honing your capacity to channel various feelings along creative and constructive lines. It is not about controlling or condemning your feelings. It's about conducting your feelings in a self-edifying way. - Author: T.K. Coleman
Art quotes by T.K. Coleman
#28. Great artists need great clients. - Author: I.M. Pei
Art quotes by I.M. Pei
#29. I think that music is still art, even if it's commercialised. - Author: Iggy Azalea
Art quotes by Iggy Azalea
#30. There's a love that I want to continue to offer people. And, I hope I can offer people that love through the art. - Author: Grace Gealey
Art quotes by Grace Gealey
#31. The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves. - Author: Paulo Freire
Art quotes by Paulo Freire
#32. To make great art, you had to expose your soul, and some things should be left safely in the dark. - Author: Patricia Briggs
Art quotes by Patricia Briggs
#33. For years I've gathered various books, sources. When I was little it might have been Tolkien, and so I would have just four books around me. I couldn't afford many books at the time, so I'd have what I had. Maybe I'd tear out ten or twenty pictures from magazines because I couldn't afford art books. I would check out library books and try to keep them as long as I could, but I couldn't jot my notes in them. For any particular song, I can't tell you the books that were on the floor, the photographs on the floor. I don't let anybody keep a record of that. Those are the secret ingredients. - Author: Tori Amos
Art quotes by Tori Amos
#34. The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress. - Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Art quotes by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
#35. I could tell you that dying's an art / and I am learning fast. - Author: Stephen King
Art quotes by Stephen King
#36. Kitsch is: a species of beauty, which, as it is florid and superficial, pleases at first; but soon palls upon the taste, and is rejected with disdain, at least rated at much lower value. - Author: David Hume
Art quotes by David Hume
#37. Art has to address eternal issues. - Author: Duane Michals
Art quotes by Duane Michals
#38. A good artist has less time than ideas. - Author: Martin Kippenberger
Art quotes by Martin Kippenberger
#39. Who you going to tell when the repercussions spin, showing off your ass because you think it's a trend. - Author: Lauryn Hill
Art quotes by Lauryn Hill
#40. Why write [about my art]? Why not just show the photographs? - Author: Constantin Brancusi
Art quotes by Constantin Brancusi
#41. If you're speaking of love, you really must include the element of uncertainty - and perhaps it's best approached as the art of constant maintenance. - Author: Twyla Tharp
Art quotes by Twyla Tharp
#42. Well, I also love magic, which is, you know, different than showmanship. Magic's an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder. - Author: David Blaine
Art quotes by David Blaine
#43. Love's Prayer If Heaven would hear my prayer, My dearest wish would be, Thy sorrows not to share But take them all on me; If Heaven would hear my prayer. I'd beg with prayers and sighs That never a tear might flow From out thy lovely eyes, If Heaven might grant it so; Mine be the tears and sighs. No cloud thy brow should cover, But smiles each other chase From lips to eyes all over Thy sweet and sunny face; The clouds my heart should cover. That all thy path be light Let darkness fall on me; If all thy days be bright, Mine black as night could be; My love would light my night. For thou art more than life, And if our fate should set Life and my love at strife, How could I then forget I love thee more than life? - Author: John Hay
Art quotes by John Hay
#44. The main trouble with avant-garde art and literature, from the point of view of fascists and Stalinists, is not that they are too critical, but that they are too "innocent," that it is too difficult to inject effective propaganda, that kitsch is more pliable to this end. - Author: Clement Greenberg
Art quotes by Clement Greenberg
#45. In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul - Author: Albert Camus
Art quotes by Albert Camus
#46. My study of chess was accompanied by a strong attraction to music, and it was probably thanks to this that from childhood I became accustomed to thinking of chess as an art, for all the science and sport involved in it. - Author: Vasily Smyslov
Art quotes by Vasily Smyslov
#47. Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen. - Author: George Jean Nathan
Art quotes by George Jean Nathan
#48. The deepest poverty is the inability of joy, the tediousness of a life considered absurd and contradictory. This poverty is widespread today, in very different forms in the materially rich as well as the poor countries. The inability of joy presupposes and produces the inability to love, produces jealousy, avarice - all defects that devastate the life of individuals and of the world. This is why we are in need of a new evangelization - if the art of living remains an unknown, nothing else works ... this art can only be communicated by [one] who has life - he who is the Gospel personified. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Art quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#49. So therefore I dedicate myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being. - Author: Jack Kerouac
Art quotes by Jack Kerouac
#50. I got a house full of Rembrandts and priceless art, and all the little girls they wanna tear me apart. - Author: Bruce Springsteen
Art quotes by Bruce Springsteen
#51. To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the 'music,' but to the essence of the person speaking. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is. Ears operate at the speed of sound, which is far slower than the speed of light the eyes take in. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can slow our mind's hearing to your ears' natural speed, and hear beneath the words to their meaning. - Author: Peter Senge
Art quotes by Peter Senge
#52. The purpose of concept art as a genre is to unbrainwash our mathematical and logical faculties. - Author: Henry Flynt
Art quotes by Henry Flynt
#53. Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Author: Ben Hecht
Art quotes by Ben Hecht
#54. Antique art has come down to us in a fragmentary condition, and we have virtuously adapted our taste to this necessity. Almost all our favorite specimens of Greek sculpture, from the sixth century onward, were originally parts of compositions, and if we were faced with the complete group in which the Charioteer of Delphi was once a subsidiary figure, we might well experience a moment of revulsion. We have come to think of the fragment as more vivid, more concentrated, and more authentic. - Author: Kenneth Clark
Art quotes by Kenneth Clark
#55. Throughout history, independent minds have carried mankind forward. Whether they identified how to make fire or manufacture tools, develop rational philosophy or create man-glorifying art, pioneer scientific knowledge or invent the electric light, independent thinkers have created the goods on which human life and prosperity depend. - Author: Andrew Bernstein
Art quotes by Andrew Bernstein
#56. Love was a museum where we took down the art that was there before us and played masterpiece with all the empty space. - Author: Trista Mateer
Art quotes by Trista Mateer
#57. I believe that the art market is in a place similar to the music industry in 2005. Big changes are coming and the art market will most likely be very different in ten years. However, if you are the art equivalent of Van Halen, you don't really have to change anything. But if you are not Van Halen, then it is time to figure how to adapt to all the changes. - Author: Mark Edward
Art quotes by Mark Edward
#58. The power of verse stems from an indefinable harmony between when it says and what it is. - Author: Paul Valery
Art quotes by Paul Valery
#59. Time and death: It's the ultimate vision of an artist at the end of everything. It's just what's there. It was not something I planned to do. - Author: Don DeLillo
Art quotes by Don DeLillo
#60. Art comes from a visceral need and is usually generated by something I have seen; writing comes from something that happens in my head and my heart. - Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Art quotes by E.L. Konigsburg
#61. In general the parallel between the popular uses of music and of pictures is close enough. Both consist of 'using' rather than 'receiving'. Both rush hastily forward to do things with the work of art instead of waiting for it to do something to them. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#62. Always make your work be personal. And, you never have to lie ... There is something we know that's connected with beauty and truth. There is something ancient. We know that art is about beauty, and therefore it has to be about truth. - Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Art quotes by Francis Ford Coppola
#63. I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way. - Author: Lady Gaga
Art quotes by Lady Gaga
#64. All art is but imitation of nature. - Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Art quotes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#65. The true work of art leads us from that which exists only once and never again, i.e. the individual, to that which exists perpetually and time and time again in innumerable manifestations, the pure form or Idea; but the waxwork figure appears to present the individual itself, that is to say that which exists only once and never again, but without that which lends value to such a fleeting existence, without life. That is why the waxwork evokes a feeling of horror: it produces the effect of a rigid corpse. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Art quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#66. We wait for the tortoises to come. We wait for that lady who walks them. That's how art works. It's never a jackrabbit, or a racehorse. It's the tortoises that hold all the secrets. We've got to be patient enough to wait for them. - Author: Pat Conroy
Art quotes by Pat Conroy
#67. Do not be afraid to get close to your opponent. The closer you are, the more you will learn. - Author: Manuel Dos Reis Machado
Art quotes by Manuel Dos Reis Machado
#68. Does any art have a practical value? People love to talk about how expensive a painting is. That's the only way we can talk about paintings in this century. - Author: John Guare
Art quotes by John Guare
#69. Modern art = I could do that + Yeah, but you didn't. - Author: Craig Damrauer
Art quotes by Craig Damrauer
#70. I don't believe in the art-for-art's-sake philosophy. With the raw material before me and the gifts within me, I did my best to celebrate the voices and intelligence and sweetness and dreams of the children in spite of their chaotic, outer worlds ... - Author: Uwem Akpan
Art quotes by Uwem Akpan
#71. [Hermogenes] despises God's law in his painting, maintains repeated marriages [almost certainly a reference to remarrying after divorce or perhaps even widowhood, which Tertullian, who became a Montanist, opposed], alleges the law of God in defense of lust [likely same reference], and yet despises it in respect of his art. - Author: Tertullian
Art quotes by Tertullian
#72. The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty. - Author: Francisco Goya
Art quotes by Francisco Goya
#73. Dana daydreamed of one day being able to set her agenda at B.Altman with the same courage and tenacity as the woman who was now driving the VW while speaking animatedly about her travel plans for the near future. She would be journeying to India in search of exotic merchandise for the store's Indian extravaganza, a lavish event planned by Ira Neimark and Dawn Mello to compete with Bloomingdale's Retailing as Theater movement. The movement was the brainchild of Bloomingdale's Marvin Traub, who staged elaborate presentations such as China: Heralding the Dawn of a New Era. Typical extravaganzas featured fashion, clothing, food, and art from various regions of the world.
"I'll bring back enough items to make Bloomingdale's blush!" Nina said confidently. "And I'm not just talking sweaters, hats, and walking sticks. I'll stop first in the Himalayas and prowl the Landour Bazaar."
Lynn Steward ~ A Very Good Life - Author: Lynn Steward
Art quotes by Lynn Steward
#74. The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case. - Author: Chuck Close
Art quotes by Chuck Close
#75. This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;
And to do that well craves a kind of wit:
He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
The quality of persons, and the time,
And, like the haggard, check at every feather
That comes before his eye. This is a practise
As full of labour as a wise man's art
For folly that he wisely shows is fit;
But wise men, folly-fall'n, quite taint their wit. - Author: William Shakespeare
Art quotes by William Shakespeare
#76. To spend time observing, without drawing, thinking, without drawing, or feeling, without drawing, is the misfortune of nonartists. - Author: Nick Meglin
Art quotes by Nick Meglin
#77. She has given me a way out. - Author: Alison Bechdel
Art quotes by Alison Bechdel
#78. Man's chief End is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." With this agree the four and twenty elders who fall on their faces to worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, saying, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. - Author: A.W. Tozer
Art quotes by A.W. Tozer
#79. Life is full of its disappointments, and I suppose the art of being happy is to disguise them as illusions. - Author: Hector Hugh Munro
Art quotes by Hector Hugh Munro
#80. This time when she picked up her paints, she didn't think, she just painted. It was like opening the door onto a storm. The canvas was her doorway and the paint all the thunder and lightning, the wild pain-filled sky caught inside her. - Author: Michelle Frost
Art quotes by Michelle Frost
#81. Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws. - Author: Leon Trotsky
Art quotes by Leon Trotsky
#82. Why dost thou heap up wealth, which thou must quit,
Or what is worse, be left by it?
Why dost thou load thyself when thou 'rt to fly,
Oh, man! ordain'd to die?
Why dost thou build up stately rooms on high,
Thou who art under ground to lie?
Thou sow'st and plantest, but no fruit must see,
For death, alas! is reaping thee. - Author: Abraham Cowley
Art quotes by Abraham Cowley
#83. The power of the Good has taken refuge in the nature of the Beautiful - Author: Plato
Art quotes by Plato
#84. 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. - Author: Jack Schmitt
Art quotes by Jack Schmitt
#85. Even if I could, I wouldn't want to undo the transformation of jazz into a sophisticated art music. - Author: Terry Teachout
Art quotes by Terry Teachout
#86. There are lives lived for love, and lives lived for art. We, happy band, have chosen the later persuasion. - Author: Clive Barker
Art quotes by Clive Barker
#87. The difference between the first and second-best things in art absolutely seems to escape verbal definition
it is a matter of a hair, a shade, an inward quiver of some kind
yet what miles away in the point of preciousness! - Author: William James
Art quotes by William James
#88. I studied art just short of the level where you can earn a degree. - Author: PJ Harvey
Art quotes by PJ Harvey
#89. And these men, for whom life has no repose, live at times in their rare moments of happiness with such strength and indescribable beauty, the spray of their moment's happiness is flung so high and dazzling over the wide sea of suffering, that the light of it, spreading its radiance, touches others too with its enchantment. Thus, like a precious, fleeting foam over the sea of suffering arise all those works of art, in which a single individual lifts himself for an hour so high above his personal destiny that his happiness shines like a star and appears to all who see it as something eternal and as a happiness of their own. - Author: Hermann Hesse
Art quotes by Hermann Hesse
#90. My dream is for my flowers to act as beacons and rallying points across the planet - bringing people together on a global scale and through my art start a global conversation. - Author: Ana Tzarev
Art quotes by Ana Tzarev
#91. Most remarks made by children consist of correct ideas very badly expressed. A good teacher will be very wary of saying 'No, that's wrong.' Rather, he will try to discover the correct idea behind the inadequate expression. This is one of the most important principles in the whole of the art of teaching. - Author: W.W. Sawyer
Art quotes by W.W. Sawyer
#92. It is when we are incubating particularly awkward but potentially vital ideas that we tend to feel most desperate to avoid looking inside.
... we will have nothing substantial to offer anyone else so long as we have not first mastered the art of being patient midwives to our own thoughts.
We need long train journeys on which we have no wireless signal and nothing to read, where our carriage is mostly empty, where the views are expansive and where the only sounds are those made by the wheels as they click against the rails in rhythmical succession. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#93. What makes art Christian art? Is it simply Christian artists painting biblical subjects like Jeremiah? Or, by attaching a halo, does that suddenly make something Christian art? Must the artist's subject be religious to be Christian? I don't think so. There is a certain sense in which art is its own justification. If art is good art, if it is true art, if it is beautiful art, then it is bearing witness to the Author of the good, the true, and the beautiful - Author: R.C. Sproul
Art quotes by R.C. Sproul
#94. Kenneth Hari's art work shall influence mankind. - Author: Pablo Casals
Art quotes by Pablo Casals
#95. You ask me to write you a poem,
I pen you an empty ocean,
You run away.
You ask me who I am,
I paint you a breaking sky,
You weep in the rain. - Author: Jenim Dibie
Art quotes by Jenim Dibie
#96. Get a raven's heart, split it open with a black-hafted knife; make three cuts and place a black bean in each cut. Then plant it, and when the beans sprout put one in your mouth and say -
"By virtue of Satan's heart,
And by strength of my great art,
I desire to be invisible."
And so it will be as long as the bean is kept in the mouth. - Author: Francesca Speranza Wilde
Art quotes by Francesca Speranza Wilde
#97. With cold eyes and indifferent mind the spectators regard the work. Connoissers admire the "skill" (as one admires a tightrope walker), enjoy the "quality of painting" (as one enjoys a pasty). But hungry souls go hungry away. The vulgar herd stroll through the rooms and pronounce the pictures "nice" or "splendid." Those who could speak have said nothing, those who could hear have heard nothing. - Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Art quotes by Wassily Kandinsky
#98. Art - when it is really doing what it should do - teaches abstract thinking; it teaches teamwork; it teaches people to actually think about things that they cannot see. - Author: Bill T. Jones
Art quotes by Bill T. Jones
#99. But surely the will to create was a form of the will to live...? - Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Art quotes by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
#100. You've been looking like this for months." Leo does something strange with his face.
"I don't look like that."
"Yeah. You do."
"I'll look like that if Daisy dumps me, and she'll dump me if she thinks I lied," Dylan says.
"You threw eggs at her head. Odds are she's dumping you anyway." I turn to Leo. "We decided. We said that we weren't telling anyone. We said it was art for art's sake. We said the more people knew, the more chance the cop's pick us up. We said it was you and me, no crew."
"Are you sure I didn't say it was to score girls? - Author: Cath Crowley
Art quotes by Cath Crowley
#101. All art is a vision penetrating the illusions of reality, and photography is one form of this vision and revelation. - Author: Ansel Adams
Art quotes by Ansel Adams
#102. I think of published poets that you could know of...I think [Rainer Maria Rilke] probably has the most great published poems of any poet [...] but Rilke himself was an asshole. If you look at his biography, he was probably misogynist; he was a liar, a cheat; he was a terrible father; he was selfish; he put people down; he had no consideration for anyone [...] yet, he transcends that in his greatest poems. There's that ineffable, spiritual quality - that he himself couldn't reach! But somewhere underneath that reptilian exterior, that asshole exterior of Rainer Maria Rilke, there was some good that came through – like these little sunbursts coming through clouds – that had that moment. And he'd write the Duino Elegies, he'd write the New Poems, and somewhere, that came through.
And that's an amazing thing: you can have a lot of great people who are great individuals, who are loving and caring – and they can't do that. And that's not to say that their lives are meaningless, but they will never be able to affect anyone past the propinquity of their existence. They are never going to be able to affect someone in China; they are never going to be able to affect someone in 2132 the way Rilke can.
And that specialness needs to be acknowledged; that specialness needs to be upheld; it needs to be rewarded, and people need to say, 'Goddamn – that's a good thing! It's a good thing that people make art! - Author: Dan Schneider
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#103. The films I grew up loving, and the art that I love, is not generally the kind of postmodern ironic winking stuff. What lasts is the stuff in which the artists are totally in league with the subject. - Author: James Gray
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#104. She has the kind of beauty that takes your breath from your lungs, tears from your eyes and speeds your heart each time you look at her.

She has the kind of beauty reserved for works of art, where men spend years of their life mastering their craft to replicate.

She is beauty, stunning, transcendent, right down through to the bone, the unfathomable depth of her heart.

She is Muse. She is wonder. She is sublime. - Author: Kirk Diedrich
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#105. Art is elimination of the unnecessary. - Author: Waldo Salt
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#106. Marital life cannot be easily represented in art because it is the
small, invisible, quotidian growth of the day-to-day, where
outwardly nothing happens. Romantic love is like a general
who knows how to conquer but not how to govern once the
last shot is fired. Unlike the aesthete, who knows how to 'kill
time' , married people master time without killing it. Marital
time is about the wise use and governance of time, setting
one's hands to the plough of the day-to-day. - Author: John D. Caputo
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#107. When contemplating a shield that would protect America for incoming missiles, Democrats suddenly became hardheaded fiscal conservatives. For the first time in recorded history, liberals were concerned about the cost and usefulness of a government program. These people believe federally funded art therapy for the homeless will pay for itself. That you can take to the bank. But a shield to repel incoming nuclear missiles from American soil they said, was too expensive and wouldn't work. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#108. The only real influence I've ever had is myself. - Author: Edward Hopper
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#109. I personally want to work with great directors and great actors. My thing is about being inspired. You want money to come, but money doesn't always come with great art. At the end of the day, it's about being satisfied with yourself as a human being. It's important to me to try to make that happen. - Author: Scott Cohen
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#110. Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#111. Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television? - Author: Art Buchwald
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#112. Has it ever happened, you've seen a striking film, beautifully written and acted and photographed, that you walk out of the theater glad to be a human being and you say to yourself I hope they make a lot of money from that? I hope the actors, I hope the director earns a million dollars for what they've done, what they've given me tonight? And you go back and see the movie again and you're happy to be a tiny part of the system that is rewarding those people with every ticket ... the actors I see on the screen, they'll get twenty cents of this very dollar I'm paying now; they'll be able to buy an ice cream cone any flavor they want from their share of my ticket alone. Glorious moments in art in books and films and dance, they're delicious because we see ourselves in glory's mirror. - Author: Richard Bach
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#113. Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. - Author: Kenneth Lonergan
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#114. At the root of every large struggle in life is the need to be honest about something that we do not feel we can be honest about. We lie to ourselves or other people because the truth might require action on our part, and action requires courage. We say we "don't know" what is wrong, when we do know what is wrong; we just wish we didn't.
Art lets us tell the truth, but even art can be something to hide behind. - Author: Deb Caletti
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#115. We don't value craftsmanship anymore! All we value is ruthless efficiency, and I say we deny our own humanity that way! Without appreciation for grace and beauty, there's no pleasure in creating things and no pleasure in having them! Our lives are made drearier, rather than richer! How can a person take pride in his work when skill and care are considered luxuries! We're not machines! We have a human need for craftsmanship! - Author: Bill Watterson
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#116. Nor is it merely that we can discern in Christ that close union of personality with perfection which forms the real distinction between the classical and romantic movement in life, but the very basis of his nature was the same as that of the nature of the artist - an intense and flamelike imagination. He realised in the entire sphere of human relations that imaginative sympathy which in the sphere of Art is the sole secret of creation. He understood the leprosy of the leper, the darkness of the blind, the fierce misery of those who live for pleasure, the strange poverty of the rich. Someone wrote to me in trouble, 'When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting.' How remote was the writer from what Matthew Arnold calls 'the Secret of Jesus.' Either would have taught him that whatever happens to another happens to oneself, and if you want an inscription to read at dawn and at night-time, and for pleasure or for pain, write up on the walls of your house in letters for the sun to gild and the moon to silver, 'Whatever happens to oneself happens to another. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#117. A work of art is itself an object, first of all, and so manipulation is unavoidable: it's a prerequisite. But I needed the greater objectivity of the photograph in order to correct my own way of seeing: for instance, if I draw an object from nature, I start to stylize and to change it in accordance with my personal vision and my training. But if I paint from a photograph, I can forget all the criteria that I get from these sources. I can paint against my will, as it were. And that, to me, felt like an enrichment. - Author: Gerhard Richter
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#118. I consider chess an art, and accept all those responsibilities which art places upon its devotees. - Author: Alexander Alekhine
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#119. At it's essence, art is an alchemical process. Alchemy is a process of transformation. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#120. Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause -it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out. - Author: Harold Rosenberg
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#121. In the world of dreams, I have chosen my part. - Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
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#122. Who was that supervisor?" "That was Art Donovan. - Author: Michael Connelly
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#123. The Guide sang: The new age, the new art, the new ethic and thought, And fools crying, Because it has begun It will continue as it has begun! The wheel runs fast, therefore the wheel will run Faster for ever, The old age is done, We have new lights and see without the sun. (Though they lay flat the mountains and dry up the sea, Wilt thou yet change, as though God were a god? - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#124. I'll be honest, I worry sometimes about what I've done. I have tied my whole person to my art and, whatever it takes to get that hook, I will go there and do it. - Author: Rufus Wainwright
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#125. I've been training with my mixed martial arts guy as much as I can when I'm back in L.A., so if I could do another movie like I did in 'The Killing Game,' with Samuel L. Jackson, that would be awesome. - Author: Kellan Lutz
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#126. Art is fast, but with art you're tied down. That's too negative. What I mean is, you have a business and a place that you go every day. I guess some artists do move around. - Author: Cory Arcangel
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#127. Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. - Author: Daniele Vare
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#128. Art Is Not A Mirror - It Is A Hammer. - Author: John Grierson
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#129. One must have a high opinion of a work of art - not the work one is creating at the moment, but of that which one desires to achieve one day. Without this it is not worthwhile working. - Author: Edgar Degas
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#130. He can be regarded as the great master of simplification. The art of resolving the tension at the critical moment and in the most effacious way so as to clarify the position as desired is Capablanca's own. - Author: Max Euwe
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#131. That's why to love means to learn the art of nourishing our happiness. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#132. My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life. - Author: Edith Sitwell
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#133. It is my opinion that art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship. It severed an umbilical cord and now lives its own sterile life, genetaring and degenerating itself. - Author: Ingmar Bergman
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#134. Current fashion magazines have become a form of entertainment, and in some cases bizarre art, showing women in outfits that the everyday woman would never wear. The fashion system has not and will never even attempt to teach us the skills and tools to honor our true nature and our unique physical traits so we can express our true beauty. - Author: Carol Tuttle
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#135. When you're jealous, especially of someone else's art or creations you automatically put up these selfish walls that reinforce your stupid ideas. It's hard to pull those walls down and look at what you're hiding. Look at your own weakness and realize that the jealousy came from knowing that you're intimidated by someone else's work, and that when you compare it to your own, you fall short. - Author: Joe Rogan
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#136. I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table. - Author: Fab Five Freddy
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#137. To be a full-blooded hillbilly was to be a living koan. Half of you wanted to be dignified and half of you couldn't tolerate any restraint. You could see it in the regional art and hear it in the music. Wood carving with chainsaws. Cloggers who danced up a storm with the lower half of their bodies, but held the upper half perfectly still and stared off into the distance stone-faced. Or a group of bluegrass musicians who'd be playing the most raucous tunes imaginable, looking around at each other with bemused expressions that seemed to say where's all that racket comin from?
Phoebe believed that nearly all the adult males everywhere were pretty much the same way. Most of them could manage to keep the top half of themselves under a semblance of control, but the bottom half tended to run wild. As she continued to descend the trail she couldn't help but think that most men were mentally ill below the waist. - Author: Carolyn Jourdan
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#138. People generally will soon understand that writers should be judged, not according to rules and species, which are contrary to nature and art, but according to the immutable principles of the art of composition, and the special laws of their individual temperaments. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#139. Nowadays, an artist is someone who makes art mean the things he does. - Author: Tom Stoppard
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#140. I would suggest that the theater is the art form that most fully offers us an opportunity to reflect on the Incarnation because it is the presentation of one body to another. - Author: Mother Dolores Hart
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#141. It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. - Sun Tzu - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#142. 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. - Author: Ezra Pound
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#143. The Black Book of Economic Development - The Clandestine Art and Practical Science of Building Local Economies" is a must-read for everyone in the industry who is seeking to make a positive impact on both his or her communities and the profession. - Author: Don A. Holbrook
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#144. Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art. - Author: Walter Savage Landor
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#145. I continue to write essays about art. The visual is always part of my work, and it gives me immense pleasure to make up the words of art and create them verbally rather than build them. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#146. The rebellion of art is a daily rebellion against the state of living death routinely called real life. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#147. People want what was best about the world. - Author: Emily St. John Mandel
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#148. Writing is the process of making my soul tangible on paper. - Author: Me
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#149. As an allegorical art, then, photography would represent our desire to fix the transitory, the ephemeral, in a stable and stabilizing image. - Author: Craig Owens
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#150. The art of making films is a collaborative art. As a composer, you're always working with the cinematographer because he's so much the heart of the world they've created on film. - Author: Howard Shore
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#151. All painting, no matter what you are painting, is abstract in that it's got to be organized. - Author: David Hockney
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#152. Trusty, dusky, vivid, true,
With eyes of gold and bramble-dew,
Steel-true and blade-straight,
The great artificer made my mate. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#153. In the period from 1945 to 1960, the number of orchestras in the country doubled, book sales rose some 250 percent, and art museums opened in most major cities. Ballet was quick to catch up: between 1958 and 1969 the number of ballet companies nationwide with more than twenty members nearly tripled. - Author: Jennifer Homans
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#154. The art of manipulating public opinion, which is a necessary art for the democratic politician, and, like other arts, is sometimespractised with greater virtuosity by knaves than by honest men (who are apt to disdain it), has a different technique in different countries. For instance, in England we excel in whitewashing: in America they excel in tarring and feathering. We strain our nerves and stretch our consciences to avoid a scandal: Americans do the same to make one. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#155. The light was crude. It made Artaud's eyes shrink into darkness, as they are deep-set. This brought into relief the intensity of his gestures. He looked tormented. His hair, rather long, fell at times over his forehead. He has the actor's nimbleness and quickness of gestures. His face is lean, as if ravaged by fevers. His eyes do not seem to see the people. They are the eyes of a visionary. His hands are long, long-fingered.
Beside him Allendy looks earthy, heavy, gray. He sits at the desk, massive, brooding. Artaud steps out on the platform, and begins to talk about " The Theatre and the Plague."
He asked me to sit in the front row. It seems to me that all he is asking for is intensity, a more heightened form of feeling and living. Is he trying to remind us that it was during the Plague that so many marvelous works of art and theater came to be, because, whipped by the fear of death, man seeks immortality, or to escape, or to surpass himself? But then, imperceptibly almost, he let go of the thread we were following and began to act out dying by plague. No one quite knew when it began. To illustrate his conference, he was acting out an agony. "La Peste" in French is so much more terrible than "The Plague" in English. But no word could describe what Artaud acted out on the platform of the Sorbonne. He forgot about his conference, the theatre, his ideas, Dr. Allendy sitting there, the public, the young students, his wife, professors, and directors.
His face was - Author: Anais Nin
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#156. Darwin struggled for a very long time with the problem of evolution being wrong but finally came up with the answer: it's all the fault of the females. . . The females aren't crazy at all. If a female sees a magnificent work of art, she knows she's dealing with an experienced male - a male who's good at surviving and who has enough time to spare to create a beautiful work of art. He's got to be a strong and healthy male, the kind of male you'd want to father your children. - Author: Jan Paul Schutten
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#157. Music escapes ideological characterization. Just as there are some social scientists who believe that what cannot be measured does not truly exist, and some psychologists used to believe that consciousness does not exist because it cannot be observed by instruments, so ideologists find anything that escapes their conceptual framework threatening - because ideologists want a simple principle, or a few simple principles, by which all things may be judged. When I was a student, I lived with a hard-line dialectical materialist who said that Schubert was a typical petit bourgeois pessimist, whose music would die out once objective causes for pessimism ceased to exist. But I suspect that even he was not entirely happy with this formulation. - Author: Theodore Dalrymple
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#158. Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation. - Author: Richard Holloway
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#159. Cooper's art has some defects. In one place in 'Deerslayer,' and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offences against literary art out of a possible 115. It breaks the record. - Author: Mark Twain
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#160. But I also know he'll probably be a more complex characters because of some of the things I've just gone through. Isn't that what writers are supposed to do? Gather life experience so that they can channel them and create great art?" -Graham - Author: Sarvenaz Tash
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#161. Other than conversation, no other art form can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction like Jazz. - Author: Stan Getz
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#162. Propaganda rarely makes good art. - Author: Susan Sutherland Isaacs
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#163. I did go to a performing arts school, so that facilitated my creativity, though I ended up going in a more musical direction. - Author: Alycia Debnam Carey
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#164. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#165. I am driven on by an idea that I really only grasp as it grows with the picture. - Author: Henri Matisse
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#166. Minnesotans who bought scenic art usually avoided winter scenes. Hannah didn't find that surprising. Minnesota winters were long. Why would they want to buy a painting that would constantly remind them of the bone-chilling cold, the heavy snow that had to be shoveled, and the necessity of dressing up in survival gear to do nothing more than take out the garbage? - Author: Joanne Fluke
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#167. We can't worry about meaning. Ari proposed to us that meaning is a consumer item. Some people manufacture it through religion, philosophy, nationhood, politics, and some people buy it. But an artist is not a manufacturer. - Author: David Cronenberg
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#168. It would distort markets. Besides, if I bought a load of gold when I thought the price was going up, then it would drive up the price at that point. When I came to sell in the future it would depress the price. Thus, I wouldn't make the killing I thought I would, would I?"
"Yeah, but futures contracts."
"Same thing, dear boy."
"Art, then."
"If I bought Constable's Hay Wain direct from the artist it wouldn't have the same cachet as it does today. The absence of that piece from the market might mean that all of his work was devalued."
"Yeah, but you could bring another piece back."
"Ah, then the paint and canvas wouldn't age correctly. For older objets d'art, the carbon dating would show it was younger than it should be. Sorry, Kevin. You're not going to get rich by temporal smuggling or speculation. - Author: Mark Speed
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#169. The ordinary man's experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary. [He] falls in love or reads Spinoza, and these two experiences have nothing to do with each other, or with the noise of the typewriter, or the smell of cooking; in the mind of the poet these experiences are always forming new wholes - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#170. The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#171. Then her mother – as skilled in the art of ambush as most mothers are – startled her with her furious, echoing roar. - Author: John Flanagan
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#172. There is no best anything in art. Phillip [Hoffman] isn't better than Heath [Ledger]; Joaquin [Phoenix] isn't better than David [Strathairn] or Terence [Howard]. They aren't better than me. We all do different things. It's more of a celebration of a lot of great work than to give the gold to somebody. The underappreciated factor certainly has gone away. - Author: Jeff Daniels
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#173. I have no churlish objection to the circumnavigation of the globe, for the purposes of art, of study, and benevolence, so that the man is first domesticated, or does not go abroad with the hope of finding somewhat greater than he knows. He who travels to be amused, or to get somewhat which he does not carry, travels away from himself, and grows old even in youth among old things - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#174. Tragedy is the highest form of art. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#175. With the plundered people transferring their energies into relaxed and receptive thoughts, degradation and lust for power produced art. - Author: Peter Weiss
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#176. The problem with a popular art form is that those who want something more are in a hopeless minority compared with the millions who are always seeing it for the first time, or for the reassurance and gratification of seeing the conventions fulfilled again. - Author: Pauline Kael
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#177. O neglectful Nature, wherefore art thou thus partial, becoming to some of thy children a tender and benignant mother, to others a most cruel and ruthless stepmother? I see thy children given into slavery to others without ever receiving any benefit, and in lieu of any reward for the services they have done for them they are repaid by the severest punishments. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
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#178. Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you. - Author: Salvador Dali
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#179. I don't think music is an art any more than cooking food is an art. - Author: Frank Fairfield
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#180. There was no ambition to be famous, no desire to have pieces played by famous orchestras, no secret wish for commissions or prizes or for being "taken up" by prominent art lovers. I simply hoped I could learn to do something well. - Author: Alec Wilder
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#181. But most good writers are Don Quixote at heart, and unreasonableness is often a condition of art. - Author: Ha Jin
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#182. I don't believe in art like I used to. I believe in something beyond it, something that contains art and everything else. But I just don't quite have the nerve to chuck drawing and painting. Part of it is that I enjoy it too much, and part is that I don't have the courage to renounce the world. I don't want to move out of this nice neighborhood so that I can live in a shed and devote myself to meditating and touching something I can't feel. I'm addicted to the fun of playing in the world. - Author: Jim Woodring
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#183. IF ART HAD LEGS, IT WOULD BE FASHION. - Author: Patricia Wooster
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#184. All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. - Author: James Baldwin
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#185. Industry executives sacrificed art for what sells and mega-stars now saturate the market with the same tired lyrics. - Author: Aloe Blacc
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#186. Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#187. A woman's body was a work of art. One to be explored and appreciated. Every curve, every valley, every freckle a treasure to discover. Every nerve ending a challenge to ignite with pleasure. Now, where to start? - Author: Olivia Cunning
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#188. I'm always trying to find 'connections' between things. That art is the juxtaposition of a lot of things that seem unrelated but add up to something recognizable. - Author: Pat Metheny
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#189. And that nice little balcony is yours? How cool it looks up there!"
He paused a moment. "Come up and see," he suggested. "I can give you a cup of tea in no time - and you won't meet any bores."
Her colour deepened - she still had the art of blushing at the right time - but she took the suggestion as lightly as it was made.
"Why not? It's too tempting - I'll take the risk," she declared.
"Oh, I'm not dangerous," he said in the same key.
In truth, he had never liked her as well as at that moment. He knew she had accepted without afterthought: he could never be a factor in her calculations, and there was a surprise, a refreshment almost, in the spontaneity of her consent. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#190. You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.
- Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
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#191. My reputation for writing quickly and effortlessly notwithstanding, I am strongly in favor of intelligent, even fastidious revision, which is, or certainly should be, an art in itself. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#192. In the classic Zen in the Art of Archery, Eugen Herrigel's teacher urged him always to take his next shot unburdened by previous failures to hit the target; as he improved, his teacher urged him not to be influenced by his successes either, to stay in the present moment. - Author: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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#193. Modern man has been in search of a new language of form to satisfy new longings and aspirations - longings for mental appeasement, aspirations to unity, harmony, serenity - an end to his alienation from nature. All these arts of remote times or strange cultures either give or suggest to the modern artist forms which he can adapt to his needs, the elements of a new iconography. - Author: Herbert Read
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#194. There is nectar in your soul. Meditation is the art of discovering that nectar, enriching it and distributing it for the welfare of the humanity. - Author: Amit Ray
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#195. Faith is not an art. Faith is not an achievement. Faith is not a good work of which some may boast while others can excuse themselves with a shrug of the shoulders for not being capable of it. It is a decisive insight of faith itself that all of us are incapable of faith in ourselves, whether we think of its preparation, beginning, continuation, or completion. In this respect believers understand unbelievers, skeptics, and atheists better than they understand themselves. Unlike unbelievers, they regard the impossibility of faith as necessary, not accidental ... - Author: Karl Barth
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#196. It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#197. My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly. - Author: Raoul Dufy
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#198. If the art of poetry is?the art of making sense of the chaos of human experience, it's not a bad thing to see a lot of chaos. - Author: Archibald MacLeish
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#199. The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command! The general that hearkens not to my counsel nor acts upon it, will suffer defeat: - let such a one be dismissed! - Author: Sun Tzu
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#200. Water! pretending to be pure, thou resemblest false friends. Thou art warm at the top and cold at bottom. - Author: Victor Hugo
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