Top 565 Art Quotes

Here we have the best Art Quotes from famous authors such as Andy Warhol, Lester Bangs, David Hockney, Ani DiFranco, Oscar Wilde. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oratory is the masterful art. Poetry, painting, music, sculpture, architecture please, thrill, inspire – but oratory rules. The orator dominates those who hear him, convinces their reason, controls their judgment, compels their action. For the time being, he is master.

David Josiah Brewer
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.’

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

Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.

Daniel Bell
I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.

Maria Callas
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.

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

Carl Rogers
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.

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

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

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.

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

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

Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems.

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

The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.

Anselm Kiefer
You begin with the possibilities of the material.

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

Eugene Delacroix
Each mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art.

Mime is an art beyond words. It is the art of the essential. And you cannot lie. You have to show the truth.

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

Art is what defines us, what makes us human.

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

Duke of Wellington
To me, snowboarding is really an art form, and I think every athlete, every snowboarder has her own style, and that makes them stand out.

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

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

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

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.

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

Le Corbusier
Education is the art of making man ethical.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The value of art is in the observer.

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

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

Flannery O’Connor
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.

Susanne Langer
A line is a dot that went for a walk.

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

The negative is the equivalent of the composer‘s score, and the print the performance.

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

When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.

O Henry
All art is contemporary art because it had to be made when it was now.

We have spent billions to go to the moon – we go to this lesser satellite called the moon and say we are in space, but we are in space right now; we just don’t feel ourselves to be in space. Some forms of art and some forms of spirituality do give us that sense.

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.

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

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

Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.

All art is erotic.

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

The temple of art is built in words.

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

But only art and music have the power to bring peace.

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Albrecht Durer
What inspires me to paint is life, my emotions, through my paintings I want people to understand that life isn’t always happy but you should be always hopeful that’s why I use bright colors in my paintings, that’s what I want people to feel about me and when they see my art.

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

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

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

We’re all works of art in progress.

I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.

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

Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Art is all in the details.

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

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

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.

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.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Elizabeth Bishop
What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.

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

Margot Fonteyn
If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.

Georges Braque
The beauty of a finely worked object points to the beauty of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the craftsmanship points to the beauty of the name which was the source of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the name of the craftsman‘s art points to the beauty of the craftsman’s attributes manifested in that art.

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

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

Who said that looking good is not a task? There are so many girls with a well maintained body, but will they be able to walk the beachside in front of the camera wearing a swimsuit? Carrying your body in a certain manner to look sexy is also an art.

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.

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.

Giorgio de Chirico
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

Paul Klee
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.

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

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

Great art – or good art – is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.

Auguste Rodin
Art is made in hindsight.

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.

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

Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.

Cinema is an art form, a result of dedication of a number of people.

All art is but imitation of nature.

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

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

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.

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

Painting and writing are solitary arts.

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

Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.

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

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.

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

The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

Enjoying art is a personal matter. It’s made up by contemplation, silence, abstraction.

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

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
My love of fine art increased – the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

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

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

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.

Charles Dudley Warner
Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.

Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything.

Art, it seems to me, doesn’t need freedom so much as it needs courage and love – some would call it ‘soul’ or ‘Eros.’

Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.

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

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

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

The calling of art is to extract us from our daily reality, to bring us to a hidden truth that’s difficult to access – to a level that’s not material but spiritual.

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

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

Music is science more than art, and it is the main code of the universe.

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

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

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

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

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.

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

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.

Thomas Wolfe
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.

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

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

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

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

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

In art the best is good enough.

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

In art as in love, instinct is enough.

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

Walter Winchell
The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

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

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

Ernst Fischer
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.

Art is not supposed to change the world, to change practical things, but to change perceptions. Art can change the way we see the world. Art can create an analogy.

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Philip James Bailey
Programming is the art of algorithm design and the craft of debugging errant code.

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?

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

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

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

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.

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

I played football for a long time when I was a kid, and then I went to art college and turned my back on it. Because of that, my toes are mangled; they’ve been broken. They’re like hooves or talons. They’re disgusting. I’d never get them out.

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

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

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

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

You don’t have to know anything about art to appreciate it or to look at it. There aren’t any hidden secrets or things that you’re supposed to understand.

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

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.

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

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.

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

Art must take reality by surprise.

Francoise Sagan
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

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

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

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

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

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

There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.

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

Art is anything people do with distinction.

Louis Dudek
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the same stroke and line: that which is conquered, conquers at the same time.

Maria Sibylla Merian
There’s room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art.

John Galliano
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

Paul Gauguin
Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.

Lady Bird Johnson
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Art should be an oasis: a place or refuge from the hardness of life.

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
But I am a lover of all kinds of art. And I just can’t stick to one thing. I guess I could if I made myself, but I’d always be looking the other way, for other things.

Andre Benjamin
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

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

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

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

Art is the proper task of life.

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

David Frost
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

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
If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can’t afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I’m all for it.

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

Visual storytelling utilizes both language and art to pass on the essence of who we are.

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

Madame de Stael
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.

Angelus Silesius
I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.

When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.

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

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

Raoul Dufy
The history of art is the history of revivals.

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.

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

Painting is by nature a luminous language.

Robert Delaunay
Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier
Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.

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

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

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

I wanted to be a cartoonist, but there was no cartoon academy. So I enrolled in the Royal Danish Art Academy School of Architecture. But then I really got smitten by architecture.

Economics is not an exact science. It’s a combination of an art and elements of science. And that’s almost the first and last lesson to be learned about economics: that in my judgment, we are not converging toward exactitude, but we’re improving our data bases and our ways of reasoning about them.

Wherever art appears, life disappears.

Robert Motherwell
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

Claude Debussy
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

Georg Cantor
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.

Albrecht Durer
To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann
I think people generally are lost, as they keep thinking about what is going to happen and what they have done. They are not alive anymore. The art of listening is missing. In their head, they are doing something else.

One eye sees, the other feels.

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

You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you’re putting out there, if it’s received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it’s not received, great, I respect you for not.

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Ernst Fischer
Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

Fine art is knowledge made visible.

Gustave Courbet
Politics is the art of the possible.

Otto von Bismarck
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

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

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

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

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

Al Capp
One of the most important things in the digital world is being able to story-tell and help people envision the art of the possible with respect to different technologies.

Jamie S Miller
My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.

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

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

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

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

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

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

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

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.

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

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

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.

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

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

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

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

Karl Popper
I have no real training in the history of fine art or furniture; my eye just works by proportions. I react intuitively. In London, it’s all about color because the weather is so gray, and in that cold light they look beautiful.

Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make.

You can’t stop an artist from expressing his views through art.

Photographing a cake can be art.

Irving Penn
They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker
Art is never finished, only abandoned.

I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.

Art is born of humiliation.

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

John Donne
In a democracy, you need to have a strong judicial system. You need freedom of speech, you need art, and you need a free press.

It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray.

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

M C Escher
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

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

Alfred Eisenstaedt
An album is a whole universe, and the recording studio is a three-dimensional kind of art space that I can fill with sound. Just as the album art and videos are ways of adding more dimensions to the words and music. I like to be involved in all of it because it’s all of a piece.

If I were not able to separate the art from the artists, I think I would limit myself a great deal, and life wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.

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

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

I think your ego gets in the way of making something good because it kind of blinds you from the actual art.

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

My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings.

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

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

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.

What is art but a way of seeing?

Art is, for me, the process of trying to wake up the soul. Because we live in an industrialized, fast-paced world that prefers that the soul remain asleep.

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
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

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

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

London, thou art the flower of cities all!

William Dunbar
We do not judge great art. It judges us.

Caroline Gordon
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.

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.

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

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don’t know in your own soul.

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

My mother Reba Vidyarthi was a Kathak dancer while my father Govind Vidyarthi was a theatre personality. Later on, he worked for Sangeet Natak Akademi and documented many dying art forms of India.

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

Art imitates life and, sometimes, life imitates art. It’s a weird combination of elements.

I like to change. A new lamp, a piece of art, can transform a room.

Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.

Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.

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

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

Paul Klee
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. 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.

Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art – or at least people call it that.

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

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

I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Pauline Kael
Let each man exercise the art he knows.

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

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

Robert Owen
It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.

Patience is the art of hoping.

Luc de Clapiers
There hasn’t been any art yet. Art is just beginning.

Constantin Brancusi
I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work.

H R Giger
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
Every single day, I wake up and take a glimpse of where I am now compared to where I was before, and the work that we have all put in to be in this space. I think of that, and being able to express myself through my art and show up and be present – that’s activism, advocacy, and artistry in itself.

Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.

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

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Trying to force creativity is never good.

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

You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We’re amazing people.

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story.

I was a product of Andy Warhol‘s Factory. All I did was sit there and observe these incredibly talented and creative people who were continually making art, and it was impossible not to be affected by that.

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

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.

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

Art, in the first place, has to connect with yourself.

Andrew Brown
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

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

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

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

There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.

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

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

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

Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.

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

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

A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.

Wendy Carlos
I like to learn. That’s an art and a science.

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

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

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.

Stan Getz
I’ve taken a lot of risks through the years, but I always followed my instincts and always explored new opportunities. The biggest reward has been having an idea and being able to make it a reality. My passions always lead the way – travel and adventure, fitness, art, and home.

There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That’s where the real art lies. See, I always suspect characters who are painted as lovely, decent human beings. I would always question where the darkness lies.

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

Alfred de Vigny
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

I am not strong on perfection.

Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can’t provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey.

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

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 art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.

Luciano Pavarotti
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design, and all in all, I can look back on my collegiate experience and say that I really did enjoy myself.

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

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

It’s clever, but is it Art?

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

Edward Steichen
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

I like the art of making money more than the money.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

James Whistler
Art consists of reshaping life, but it does not create life nor cause life.

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

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.

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

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

Thomas Browne
I’m the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end.

Knowing how to dress is an art.

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

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

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.

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

Robert Motherwell
In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase – a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film.

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

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.

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

Artur Schnabel
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

Auguste Rodin
I think people don’t realize how little of being an artist is making art.

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.

Alfred Eisenstaedt
The beauty of art is that it allows you to slow down, and for a moment, things that once seemed unfamiliar become precious to you.

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

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

The art is long, life is short.

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.

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

Kate Chopin
My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It’s about making the best kind of image I can make, it’s about talking as clearly as I can.

Jim Dine
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

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

Jim Hodges
Art is science made clear.

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life.

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

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

If you’re a new artist, practice your art and share it. Set up shop somewhere, whether it’s a street corner or a coffee shop. I got my start in a coffee shop that didn’t even have live music. I wanted to play in coffee shops that did have live music, but I didn’t have an audience.

Art is eternal, but life is short.

Evelyn de Morgan
A picture is a poem without words.

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

Every art I do is a collage.

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

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

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

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

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

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

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.

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

Art is what you can get away with.

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.

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

It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.

Pitching is the art of instilling fear.

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

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

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

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

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
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.

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

Architecture is art, nothing else.

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

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.

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

Muhammad Ali – he was a magnificent fighter and he was an icon… Every head must bow, every knee must bend, every tongue must confess, thou art the greatest, the greatest of all time, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

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

Theodore Dreiser
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

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

Architecture is a negotiated art, and it’s highly political, and if you want to make buildings, there is diplomacy required.

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

Andrew Wyeth
I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

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

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

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.

Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.

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

All good art is an indiscretion.

All art is political in the sense that it serves someone’s politics.

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

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

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

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

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

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

Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.

There is nothing new in art except talent.

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.

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

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

A picture is worth a thousand words.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

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

Wassily Kandinsky
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends‘ are – a search for something ‘safe’ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.

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

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

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

I think that art is an act of violence, and the more emotionally engaged you are in a piece of art, the more violent it feels.

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Victor Pinchuk
It is hard to separate the art from the artist.

Art is to be free. Design is to fix.

Making art is not the matter of a moment, and nor is making an exhibition; curating follows art.

I paint with shapes.

Alexander Calder
The end of art is peace.

It’s clever, but is it Art?

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

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

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
Paint the essential character of things.

Camille Pissarro
Art evokes emotion. It doesn’t have to be a thing of beauty.

The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.

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

Food is art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.

My painting does not come from the easel.

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

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

Art is man’s nature; nature is God’s art.

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

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

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

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

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

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

Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily.

With an apple I will astonish Paris.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jazz comes from our way of life, and because it’s our national art form, it helps us to understand who we are.

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

Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.

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

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

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

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

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there’s no such thing as the perfect haircut!

Sean Patrick Thomas
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.

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

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist’s obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.

Alberto Giacometti
The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.

I think it’s important to earn your fan base and not just try to immediately advance to the top. If you ride to the top quickly, you’re liable to fall as quickly. Take your time. It’s a long journey ahead of you as an artist. There’s nowhere that you’re supposed to be other than right now living inside of your art.

That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.

Corita Kent
I haven‘t mastered the art of sitting and smiling.

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

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

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

Oliver Herford
Cooking is an art, but all art requires knowing something about the techniques and materials. Using modernist techniques, you get more control, and that allows you to be more artistic, not less!

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.

Art is I; science is we.

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

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

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

Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.

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

Art is messy, art is chaos – so you need a system.

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

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

John Singer Sargent
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.

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that’s it. No America, no jazz. I’ve seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Africa.

Art Blakey
The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

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