Art Quotes 

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Art Quotes

1. Make good art. – Neil Gaiman

2. I paint with shapes. – Alexander Calder

3. I am still learning. – Michelangelo

4. Art Tatum was a genius. – Aretha Franklin

5. I work like a gardener. – Joan Miro

6. An empty canvas is full. – Robert Rauschenberg

7. All art is quite useless. – Oscar Wilde

8. Art? That’s a man’s name. – Andy Warhol

9. Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alighieri

10. Art is made in hindsight. – Virgil Abloh

11. Art is science made clear. – Wilson Mizner

12. Resolve and thou art free. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

13. Painting is silent poetry. – Plutarch

14. It’s clever, but is it Art? – Rudyard Kipling

15. Space is the breath of art. – Frank Lloyd Wright

16. Art is born of humiliation. – W. H. Auden

17. Beauty will save the world. – Dosteovsky

18. Life is short, the art long. – Hippocrates

19. I will preach with my brush. – Henry Ossawa Tanner

20. Land really is the best art. – Andy Warhol

21. My trade and art is to live. – Michel de Montaigne

22. In art, the obvious is a sin. – Edward Dmytryk

23. Where thou art, that is home. – Emily Dickinson

24. Art lies by its own artifice. – Ovid

25. Art for me is like breathing. – Yoko Ono

26. Everything starts from a dot. – Wassily Kandinsky

27. One eye sees, the other feels. – Paul Klee

28. I am not strong on perfection. – Jasper Johns

29. Art is the triumph over chaos. – John Cheever

30. Let’s get a little crazy here. – Bob Ross

31. The purpose of art is mystery. – Rene Magritte

32. Art is an escape from reality. – Henri Matisse

33. In art the best is good enough. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

34. Art is the daughter of freedom. – Friedrich Schiller

35. Art depends on luck and talent. – Francis Ford Coppola

36. Art is the proper task of life. – Friedrich Nietzsche

37. The art is long, life is short. – Hippocrates

38. I shut my eyes in order to see. – Paul Gauguin

39. Art is not a thing; it is a way. – Elbert Hubbard

40. All good art is an indiscretion. – Tennessee Williams

41. What is art but a way of seeing? – Saul Bellow

42. I’m enamored with the art world. – Steve Martin

43. In art economy is always beauty. – Henry James

44. Choose only one master – Nature. – Rembrandt

45. Art is not a thing, it is a way. – Elbert Hubbard

46. What is art? Nature concentrated. – Honore de Balzac

47. Art must take reality by surprise. – Francoise Sagan

48. Art is what you can get away with. – Andy Warhol

49. Art is my life and my life is art. – Yoko Ono

50. Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51. A picture is a poem without words. – Horace

52. Think eight hours, work two hours. – Mirko Ilic

53. All art is but imitation of nature. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

54. Art is all a matter of personality. – Marcel Duchamp

55. Rule of art: Cant kills creativity! – Camille Paglia

56. History develops, art stands still. – E. M. Forster

57. The great artist is the simplifier. – Vincent Van Gogh

58. Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso

59. Art is to look at not to criticize. – Edgar Allen Poe

60. Art is a line around your thoughts. – Gustav Klimt

61. A picture is worth a thousand words. – Unknown

62. So vast is art, so narrow human wit. – Alexander Pope

63. With an apple I will astonish Paris. – Paul Cezanne

64. Great artists suffer for the people. – Marvin Gaye

65. Art is subject to arbitrary fashion. – Kary Mullis

66. Layer by layer art strips life bare. – Robert Musil

67. Art is to be free. Design is to fix. – Kanye West

68. Politics is the art of the possible. – Otto von Bismarck

69. Art is an attempt to integrate evil. – Simone de Beauvoir

70. Art is a way of recognizing oneself. – Louise Bourgeois

71. It is absurd to look for perfection. – Camille Pissarro

72. Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

73. Pictures must not be too picturesque. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

74. Of all lies, art is the least untrue. – Gustave Flaubert

75. Great art picks up where nature ends. – Marc Chagall

76. A line is a dot that went for a walk. – Paul Klee

77. Politics is the art of the next best. – Otto von Bismarck

78. Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. – Pablo Picasso

79. Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. – Albert Einstein

80. Every good painter paints what he is. – Jackson Pollock

81. Art = a mad search for individualism. – Paul Gauguin

82. Everybody draws when they are little. – Keith Haring

83. In art as in love, instinct is enough. – Anatole France

84. Art is a harmony parallel with nature. – Paul Cezanne

85. Art is the most beautiful of all lies. – Claude Debussy

86. Wherever art appears, life disappears. – Robert Motherwell

87. Insight is the first condition of Art. – George Henry Lewes

88. All nature is but art unknown to thee. – Alexander Pope

89. Art is anything you can get away with. – Marshall McLuhan

90. Art gives people a reason to be alive. – Marilyn Manson

91. Art is the objectification of feeling. – Herman Melville

92. Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci

93. To be an artist is to believe in life. – Henry Moore

94. Life is too short to remain unnoticed. – Salvador Dalí

95. To gain freedom is to gain simplicity. – Joan Miro

96. No great work of art is ever finished. – Michelangelo

97. Art is either plagiarism or revolution. – Paul Gauguin

98. Painting and writing are solitary arts. – Conrad Hall

99. Art is pattern informed by sensibility. – Herbert Read

100. Art raises its head where creeds relax. – Friedrich Nietzsche

101. Art is either revolution or plagiarism. – Paul Gauguin

102. I am not strange. I am just not normal. – Salvador Dalí

103. Beauty should be edible, or not at all. – Salvador Dalí

104. Rules and models destroy genius and art. – William Hazlitt

105. All great art is born of the metropolis. – Ezra Pound

106. Paint the essential character of things. – Camille Pissarro

107. The perfection of art is to conceal art. – Quintilian

108. The best artists know what to leave out. – Charles de Lint

109. DJing is like a great tasteful art form. – Virgil Abloh

110. Diplomacy: the art of restraining power. – Henry Kissinger

111. To create one’s own world takes courage. – Georgia O’Keeffe

112. I must have flowers, always, and always. – Claude Monet

113. To be great, art has to point somewhere. – Anne Lamott

114. You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

115. My painting does not come from the easel. – Jackson Pollock

116. Trying to force creativity is never good. – Sarah McLachlan

117. Art is too serious to be taken seriously. – Ad Reinhardt

118. Sculpture is the art of the intelligence. – Pablo Picasso

119. I think the idea of art kills creativity. – Douglas Adams

120. Can works be made which are not ‘of art’? – Marcel Duchamp

121. The job of art is to chase ugliness away. – Bono

122. You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

123. Art should tell what the system does not. – @AmuseChimp

124. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. – Pablo Picasso

125. Art is coming face to face with yourself. – Jackson Pollock

126. The more I work, the more I want to work. – Joan Miro

127. I am not an inventor. I steal everything. – Anne Bogart

128. Nothing can be accomplished without love. – Henri Matisse

129. Creativity is the residue of time wasted. – Albert Einstein

130. Without atmosphere a painting is nothing. – Rembrandt

131. There is nothing new in art except talent. – Anton Chekhov

132. Every artist writes his own autobiography. – Havelock Ellis

133. Painting is by nature a luminous language. – Robert Delaunay

134. It’s a waste to not say anything with art. – Yoko Ono

135. To draw you must close your eyes and sing. – Pablo Picasso

136. Intensity is all that matters in painting. – John Piper

137. Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. – Pablo Picasso

138. Knowing how to look is a way of inventing. – Salvador Dalí

139. Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul. – Henri Matisse

140. Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms. – Roy Lichtenstein

141. Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal. – Igor Stravinsky

142. I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists. – Robert Indiana

143. Art is anything people do with distinction. – Louis Dudek

144. We have lost the art of sharing and caring. – Hun Sen

145. Art is not living. It is the use of living. – Audre Lorde

146. When you create art, the world has to wait. – Will Smith

147. Life is not an exact science, it is an art. – Samuel Butler

148. I had so much fire in me and so many plans. – Claude Monet

149. Art is meant to disturb, science reassures. – Georges Braque

150. What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. – William Ralph Inge

151. I would like to paint the way a bird sings. – Claude Monet

152. Only God creates. The rest of us just copy. – Michelangelo

153. Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor. – Henry Kissinger

154. I cry out for order and find it only in art. – Helen Hayes

155. My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly. – Raoul Dufy

156. Personality is everything in art and poetry. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

157. A true masterpiece does not tell everything. – Albert Camus

158. There is no must in art because art is free. – Wassily Kandinsky

159. We have art in order not to die of the truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche

160. I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists. – Marcel Duchamp

161. The principle of art is to pause, not bypass. – Jerzy Kosinski

162. Great art is an instant arrested in eternity. – James Huneker

163. Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down. – Malcolm de Chazal

164. I like to learn. That’s an art and a science. – Katherine Johnson

165. When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome. – Miguel de Cervantes

166. I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun. – Yoko Ono

167. Art speaks where words are unable to explain. – Unknown

168. Art must destroy violence, only it can do it. – Leo Tolstoy

169. I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. – Vincent van Gogh

170. Everything alters me, but nothing changes me. – Salvador Dalí

171. You need the dark in order to show the light. – Bob Ross

172. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. – Dr. Seuss

173. This world is but a canvas to our imagination. – Henry David Thoreau

174. Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. – Marshall McLuhan

175. The history of art is the history of revivals. – Samuel Butler

176. Through a painting we can see the whole world. – Hans Hofmann

177. Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas. – Georges Braque

178. For me, art is supposed to be a question mark. – Marilyn Manson

179. Writing is my job. I don’t think of it as art. – Isabel Allende

180. The art of pleasing consists in being pleased. – William Hazlitt

181. The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense. – Pablo Picasso

182. I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

183. To create, one must first question everything. – Eileen Gray

184. Art is a step in the known toward the unknown. – Kahlil Gibran

185. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Emile Zola

186. Art is Art. Everything else is everything else. – Ad Reinhardt

187. Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. – Lionel Trilling

188. Even a true artist does not always produce art. – Carroll O’Connor

189. It is hard to separate the art from the artist. – Juice Wrld

190. Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men. – Plato

191. The true art of memory is the art of attention. – Samuel Johnson

192. The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. – Orson Welles

193. To create a work of art is to create the world. – Wassily Kandinsky

194. Art must be life — it must belong to everybody. – Marina Abramović

195. All art, like all love, is rooted in heartache. – Alfred Stieglitz

196. When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear. – Alfred Eisenstaedt

197. Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. – Isaac Newton

198. In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects. – Rabindranath Tagore

199. I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. – Madonna

200. Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. – Pablo Picasso

201. Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. – Claude Monet

202. You begin with the possibilities of the material. – Robert Rauschenberg

203. Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour. – Giotto di Bondone

204. Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. – Thomas Wolfe

205. To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing. – Philip Guston

206. The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master. – Diogenes

207. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. – Samuel Johnson

208. I love putting the music together. It’s like art. – Erykah Badu

209. An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. – Charles Cooley

210. Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. – Louise Bourgeois

211. Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom. – Leonardo da Vinci

212. Sometimes with art, it is important just to look. – Marina Abramović

213. I shall be so brief that I have already finished. – Salvador Dalí

214. The goal of art was the vital expression of self. – Alfred Stieglitz

215. What I need most of all is color, always, always. – Claude Monet

216. Another year is ending, but something is pending. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

217. I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

218. When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God. – Robert Mapplethorpe

219. A painting that is well composed is half finished. – Pierre Bonnard

220. Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal. – Egon Schiele

221. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. – Oscar Wilde

222. Art doesn’t interest me. Only artists interest me. – Marcel Duchamp

223. I paint objects as I think them not as I see them. – Pablo Picasso

224. Healing yourself is connected with healing others. – Yoko Ono

225. Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. – Leonardo da Vinci

226. Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. – Frank Lloyd Wright

227. Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth. – Theodor W. Adorno

228. The task of art today is to bring chaos into order. – Theodor W. Adorno

229. To make pictures big is to make them more powerful. – Robert Mapplethorpe

230. If a building becomes architecture, then it is art. – Arne Jacobsen

231. You really can’t bring about anything new with art. – Martin Kippenberger

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

233. Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. – William Blake

234. Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. – Will Durant

235. To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. – Simone de Beauvoir

236. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes. – Meghan Markle

237. In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece. – Kai Greene

238. Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dalí

239. The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. – Leonardo da Vinci

240. One person’s craziness is another person’s reality. – Tim Burton

241. Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing. – Marc Chagall

242. One must work and dare if one really wants to live. – Vincent van Gogh

243. There is no blue without yellow and without orange. – Vincent van Gogh

244. A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. – Michelangelo

245. A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. – Eugene Ionesco

246. Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting. – Robert Delaunay

247. Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist. – Franz Liszt

248. Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. – Jean Rostand

249. The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. – Jawaharlal Nehru

250. Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso

251. Politics is the art of controlling your environment. – Hunter S. Thompson

252. The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of. – Leonardo da Vinci

253. I’m in fine fettle and fired with a desire to paint. – Claude Monet

254. Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life. – Agnes Martin

255. Color is a power which directly influences the soul. – Wassily Kandinsky

256. In the creative state a man is taken out of himself. – E. M. Forster

257. The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

258. Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. – Michelangelo

259. The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts. – Henry Miller

260. There hasn’t been any art yet. Art is just beginning. – Constantin Brancusi

261. Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art. – Constantin Stanislavski

262. Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies. – Anish Kapoor

263. One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. – Andrew Wyeth

264. Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God. – Martin Luther

265. Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television. – Woody Allen

266. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. – Willie Nelson

267. But only art and music have the power to bring peace. – Yoko Ono

268. Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. – Pablo Picasso

269. Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. – Pablo Picasso

270. One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with. – Vincent van Gogh

271. We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents. – Bob Ross

272. Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. – Twyla Tharp

273. Artists to my mind are the real architects of change. – William S. Burroughs

274. A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. – Leonardo da Vinci

275. Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. – Frank Zappa

276. The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode. – Flannery O’Connor

277. Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. – Edward Steichen

278. A great artist is always before his time or behind it. – George Edward Moore

279. The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. – Marcus Aurelius

280. The art of government is the organisation of idolatry. – George Bernard Shaw

281. Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. – William Blake

282. Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art. – Miguel de Cervantes

283. The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. – Francis Bacon

284. Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas

285. Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious. – Jean Cocteau

286. A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. – Joshua Reynolds

287. The art of communication is the language of leadership. – James Humes

288. Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

289. Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

290. Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. – W. H. Auden

291. Art’s everything we hope life would be, a lot of times. – Frank Ocean

292. It is not a torment to be an artist. It is a privilege. – Louise Bourgeois

293. An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. – James Whistler

294. In the beginning god created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1 ESV

295. The artist has one function–to affirm and glorify life. – W. Edward Brown

296. Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. – Salvador Dali

297. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift

298. I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me. – Roy Lichtenstein

299. I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body. – Barbara Hepworth

300. I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. – Ernst Fischer

301. Art gives me the freedom I don’t have when I make music. – Marilyn Manson

302. Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. – Yoko Ono

303. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to. – Frida Kahlo

304. We have always been shamelss about stealing great ideas. – Steve Jobs

305. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. – John Ruskin

306. A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. – Paul Cezanne

307. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

308. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Pablo Picasso

309. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1 ESV

310. Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them. – William Wordsworth

311. Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century. – Marshall McLuhan

312. Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. – Robert Smithson

313. Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling? – M. C. Escher

314. Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. – Robert Delaunay

315. To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. – Charles Bukowski

316. The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. – Epicurus

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

318. Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer. – Maynard James Keenan

319. To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence. – Louise Bourgeois

320. You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. – Henri Matisse

321. At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy. – Federico Garcia Lorca

322. The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul. – Wassily Kandinsky

323. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm

324. Color is a means to exert a direct influence on the soul. – Wassily Kandinsky

325. Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. – Stephen Sondheim

326. The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. – George Sand

327. Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic. – Charles Eames

328. Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. – Isaac Newton

329. The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it. – Gustave Flaubert

330. A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions. – Rembrandt

331. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. – Edward de Bono

332. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. – Coco Chanel

333. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

334. So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others. – Elijah Wood

335. When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. – Jackson Pollock

336. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. – Jackson Pollock

337. The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history. – Robert Rauschenberg

338. A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. – Oscar Wilde

339. Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

340. A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas. – Charles Dudley Warner

341. Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture. – Arthur Erickson

342. The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist. – Novalis

343. The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. – Benjamin Franklin

344. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. – Oscar Wilde

345. There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. – William Shakespeare

346. I went to art school actually when I was sixteen years old. – David Hockney

347. I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. – Frida Kahlo

348. The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. – Jerzy Kosinski

349. Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. – Salvador Dalí

350. Stay firmly in your path and dare; be wild two hours a day. – Paul Gauguin

351. What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it. – Salvador Dalí

352. Photography my passion, the search for truth, my obsession. – Alfred Stieglitz

353. Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God. – Rembrandt

354. Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. – Peter De Vries

355. The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. – Cesare Pavese

356. The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. – Pablo Picasso

357. Bring your humanity to your art. Bring your art to humanity. – Maxime Lagacé

358. A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. – Christian Dior

359. The only art I’ll ever study is stuff that I can steal from. – David Bowie

360. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

361. Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish. – Michelangelo

362. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for. – Alice Walker

363. Life is creation – self and circumstances, the raw material. – Dorothy Richardson

364. People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings. – Salvador Dalí

365. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. – Julia Cameron

366. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. – Albert Einstein

367. If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – George S. Patton

368. The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture. – Salvador Dali

369. There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. – Ansel Adams

370. If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye. – Honore de Balzac

371. The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her. – William Morris Hunt

372. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. – William James

373. Art is so subjective, and people can react however they want. – Jennifer Aniston

374. The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint. – Keith Haring

375. Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. – Arthur Schopenhauer

376. If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. – Edward Hopper

377. Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. – Banksy

378. It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

380. The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. – Dale Carnegie

381. Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. – Ansel Adams

382. Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning. – Miguel de Unamuno

383. I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need. – Auguste Rodin

384. Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste. – Nikki Giovanni

385. The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. – Gustave Flaubert

386. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

387. It is better to have done something than to have been someone. – Claude Monet

388. Every line is the actual experience with its own unique story. – Cy Twombly

389. Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. – Leonardo da Vinci

390. I value those artists who embody the expression of their life. – Wassily Kandinsky

391. An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please. – Andre Malraux

392. Finish the work, otherwise an unfinished work will finish you. – Amit Kalantri

393. What I didn’t know was I was deeply attracted to the big space. – David Hockney

394. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu

395. The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

396. Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. – William Osler

397. The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money. – Samuel Butler

398. I love nail art and anything that sparkles and grabs attention. – Jeffree Star

399. Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings. – Agnes Martin

400. If I close my eyes, I see things better than with my eyes open. – Henri Matisse

401. Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. – Al Hirschfeld

402. You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. – Friedrich Nietzsche

403. An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. – George Santayana

404. Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist. – Rene Magritte

405. Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. – Harry S Truman

406. An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. – Paul Valery

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

408. An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will. – Willem de Kooning

409. Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself. – Margaret Atwood

410. People criticized me for my photography. They said it’s not art. – David Hockney

411. Film in the 20th century, it’s the American art form, like jazz. – Martin Scorsese

412. The idea is, if I can’t heal from my art, then how can you heal? – Maynard James Keenan

413. Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. – Jean-Luc Godard

414. Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. – Jackson Pollock

415. Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. – Martin Luther King Jr

416. There are three responses to a piece of design: yes, no and wow. – Milton Glaser

417. Great art is indefinable but that’s all right; it exists anyway. – Edward Abbey

418. I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things. – Henri Matisse

419. What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house. – Edward Hopper

420. Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. – Lincoln Steffens

421. The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. – Leonardo da Vinci

422. I always make music as an art – it’s never been a product for me. – Lil Peep

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

424. If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is. – Bob Ross

425. I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things. – Henri Matisse

426. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville

427. Life is more important than art; that’s what makes art important. – James Baldwin

428. If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. – Albert Einstein

429. There is nothing that makes me happier than making a child smile. – Keith Haring

430. No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language. – Theodore Bikel

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

432. Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art. – Virginia Woolf

433. The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation. – Donald Trump

434. Real popular culture is folk art – coalminers’ songs and so forth. – Noam Chomsky

435. These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession. – Claude Monet

436. Filling a space in a beautiful way – that is what art means to me. – Georgia O’Keeffe

437. A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. – Paul Gauguin

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

439. Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away. – Donald Judd

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

441. All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous. – Iris Murdoch

442. A work of art doesn’t exist outside the perception of the audience. – Abbas Kiarostami

443. The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. – Salvador Dalí

444. I believe in general death but in the death of Dalí absolutely not. – Salvador Dalí

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

446. The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso

447. Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash. – Edvard Munch

448. A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. – Albert Camus

449. Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. – Ambrose Bierce

450. With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. – Henri Matisse

451. Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love. – Alfred Sisley

452. That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind. – James Taylor

453. It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. – Alfred Eisenstaedt

454. I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

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

456. It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant. – James Joyce

457. I guess tennis is my main art, but fashion is definitely very close. – Venus Williams

458. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. – Francis of Assisi

459. To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution. – Steven Pressfield

460. The worst thing you can think about when you’re working is yourself. – Agnes Martin

461. All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography. – Federico Fellini

462. Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man’s fate. – Andre Malraux

463. I don’t have anything to say about other people’s art and their work. – Dolly Parton

464. I think that, in a digital age, album covers are becoming a lost art. – Virgil Abloh

465. There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome. – Andre Gide

466. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. – Thomas Merton

467. A true artist is not one who is inspired but one who inspires others. – Salvador Dalí

468. I’m not performing miracles, I’m using up and wasting a lot of paint. – Claude Monet

469. The achilles heel of an artist Lies in the hope that his art is good. – Kapil Gupta

470. The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. – Salvador Dalí

471. I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. – Vincent van Gogh

472. Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. – Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

473. Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. – George Bernard Shaw

474. The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. – Ellen Key

475. A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. – Gertrude Stein

476. The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

477. Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting. – Elizabeth Bowen

478. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. – Georges Braque

479. I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine. – Andy Warhol

480. It’s a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function. – Steve Martin

481. The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art. – George Santayana

482. In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better. – Ernest Hemingway

483. Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way. – Albert Einstein

484. Great art transcends its culture and touches on that which is eternal. – Madeleine L’Engle

485. When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination. – Ellen Key

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

487. I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize. – Jodie Foster

488. The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. – Eugene Delacroix

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

490. Art never improves, but… the material of art is never quite the same. – T. S. Eliot

491. No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger. – Rainer Maria Rilke

492. If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. – Thomas Fuller

493. To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. – Will Durant

494. It is better to paint from memory, for thus your work will be your own. – Paul Gauguin

495. Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. – Oscar Wilde

496. A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness. – Joan Miro

497. My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions. – Claude Monet

498. My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process. – Tadao Ando

499. The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear. – John James Audubon

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

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

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

503. If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it. – Salvador Dalí

504. It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said. – Jackson Pollock

505. I couldn’t give you something mediocre even if that’s all you asked for. – Michelangelo

506. In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art. – Julia Cameron

507. I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black. – Henri Matisse

508. Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. – Christina Rossetti

509. God will not pour fresh, creative ideas and blessing into old attitudes. – Joel Osteen

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

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

512. An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures. – Wassily Kandinsky

513. To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity. – Thomas A. Edison

514. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol

515. For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

516. The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully. – Eric Hoffer

517. Words such as truth, art, veracity, or anything are stupid in themselves. – Marcel Duchamp

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

519. True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. – Albert Einstein

520. There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. – Oscar Levant

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

522. Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas. – Austin Kleon

523. Old age is a hindrance to creativity but cannot crush my youthful spirit. – Rembrandt

524. The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer. – Henri Matisse

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

526. Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. – Don Miguel Ruiz

527. Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some. – Jean Anouilh

528. When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art. – Friedrich Nietzsche

529. One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit. – Alexander Pope

530. I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration. – Freddie Mercury

531. To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. – Henry Ward Beecher

532. Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, understand them thoroughly. – Salvador Dalí

533. The most creative people are willing to work in the shadow of uncertainty. – Ed Catmull

534. To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity. – Lewis Mumford

535. Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny. – Georges Braque

536. The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you. – Oscar Wilde

537. Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith

538. I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that’s what I love. – Salma Hayek

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

540. The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you. – Oscar Wilde

541. The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. – Steve Jobs

542. The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. – Oscar Wilde

543. Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. – Yayoi Kusama

544. In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy. – Albert Einstein

545. Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. – Stella Adler

546. It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. – Oscar Wilde

547. The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses. – Logan Pearsall Smith

548. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange

549. Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. – Pierre Bonnard

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

551. Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. – H. L. Mencken

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

553. The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master. – Richard Branson

554. All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation. – Susan Sontag

555. Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder. – Edvard Munch

556. The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself. – Paul Cezanne

557. Don’t worry about how you ‘should’ draw it. Just draw it the way you see it. – Tim Burton

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

559. The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. – Emile Zola

560. The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art. – Paul Klee

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

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

563. The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well. – Anton Chekhov

564. If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for? – Ai Weiwei

565. The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. – Friedrich Nietzsche

566. Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. – Samuel Butler

567. Art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something. – Rainbow Rowell

568. I want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same. – Sylvia Plath

569. In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

570. The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment. – D. H. Lawrence

571. Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. – Henri Matisse

572. Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture. – Arthur Erickson

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

574. It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception. – Robert Motherwell

575. I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I’ve done many. – Robert Indiana

576. You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh. – John Singer Sargent

577. Until I began to learn to draw, I was never much interested in looking at art. – Richard P. Feynman

578. Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits. – Casey Stengel

579. Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things. – Edgar Degas

580. I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. – Vincent van Gogh

581. I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up. – Keith Haring

582. The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose. – James Baldwin

583. I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint. – Frida Kahlo

584. Above all, an artist must never be too easily satisfied with what he has done. – Henri Matisse

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

586. My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art. – Clara Schumann

587. I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them. – Diane Arbus

588. Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty. – Alfred de Vigny

589. You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. – George Bernard Shaw

590. What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real. – Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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593. Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber’s wax dummy is to sculpture. – Ezra Pound

594. Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it. – Leon Trotsky

595. We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause. – Steven Pressfield

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

597. Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees. – Marcel Proust

598. If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

599. Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. – Andy Warhol

600. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. – Rembrandt

601. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. – Vincent van Gogh

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

603. To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. – Robert Schumann

604. Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. – Oscar Wilde

605. The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art. – Takashi Murakami

606. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. – George Bernard Shaw

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

608. Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing. – Edmund Burke

609. Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship. – Leonardo da Vinci

610. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso

611. Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums. – Banksy

612. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Picasso

613. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth. – John F. Kennedy

614. Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. – Francis Bacon

615. Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess? – Ludwig van Beethoven

616. Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

619. Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

622. What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. – Steve Martin

623. Art should be life. It’s an imitation of life. It should have some humanity in it. – John Lydon

624. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. – Peter O’Toole

625. To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage. – Henri Matisse

626. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. – Albert Einstein

627. I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso

628. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Pablo Picasso

629. I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind. – William Butler Yeats

630. Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. – W. Somerset Maugham

631. I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing. – Francis Ford Coppola

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

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

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

635. Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art. – Baltasar Gracian

636. The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea. – Agnes Martin

637. There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. – Salvador Dalí

638. Self-doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. – Steven Pressfield

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

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

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

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

643. The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

646. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams

647. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death. – Steven Pressfield

648. Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down. – Julia Cameron

649. Hatred is a parasite that devours all. One doesn’t build upon hatred, but upon love. – Henri Matisse

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

651. Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. – Gustave Flaubert

652. My love of fine art increased – the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see. – J. Paul Getty

653. An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. – Jean Cocteau

654. You can’t learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result. – Jackson Pollock

655. If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research. – Wilson Mizner

656. Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. – Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

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

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

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

663. The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. – Joan Miro

664. Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. – Leo Tolstoy

665. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind. – Bob Ross

666. If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. – Marc Chagall

667. For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. – Georges Rouault

668. To this day, no one has come up with a set of rules for originality. There aren’t any. – Les Paul

669. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. – Art Williams

670. Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life? – Alfred de Vigny

671. Artists live in unknown spaces and give themselves over to following something unknown. – Kiki Smith

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

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

674. To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

675. Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art. – Frank Lloyd Wright

676. Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom. – Gustave Flaubert

677. The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art. – E. M. Forster

678. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent van Gogh

679. Creativity is a lot like happiness. It shows up when you’re thinking of something else. – Bert Dodson

680. My art is capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the ‘practical, rational world. – ’ Salvador Dalí

681. You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love. – Louise Bourgeois

682. You can’t be content with mastery; you have to push yourself to become a student again. – Austin Kleon

683. The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece. – David Bayles

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

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

686. I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. – Frida Kahlo

687. Don’t be fooled by success and money. Don’t let anything come between you and your work. – Louise Bourgeois

688. Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations. – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

692. Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding. – Gian Carlo Menotti

693. Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before. – Gloria Steinem

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

695. The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. – Neil Gaiman

696. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. – Henry Ward Beecher

697. If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. – Michelangelo

698. He only moves toward the perfection of his art whose criticism surpasses his achievement. – Leonardo da Vinci

699. All I did was to look at what the universe showed me, to let my brush bear witness to it. – Claude Monet

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

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

702. My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind. – Agnes Martin

703. The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas. – Salvador Dalí

704. Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. – Erich Fromm

705. Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere – you only have to look to see it. – Bob Ross

706. Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. – Camille Pissarro

707. The activity of art is… as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal. – Leo Tolstoy

708. The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living. – Albert Einstein

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

710. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art. – Charlie Parker

711. The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

713. The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. – John Keats

714. Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. – Ansel Adams

715. Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form. – Toni Morrison

716. Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story. – Don Miguel Ruiz

717. I think the short story is a very underrated art form. We know that novels deserve respect. – Neil Gaiman

718. I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned. – Yayoi Kusama

719. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. – Oscar Wilde

720. Painting must be fertile. It must give birth to a world… it must fertilize the imagination. – Joan Miro

721. Color is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano, with its many strings. – Wassily Kandinsky

722. I know the sag of the unfinished poem. And I know the release of the poem that is finished. – Mary Oliver

723. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. – Andre Gide

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

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

726. To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect. – Alexander Calder

727. He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

728. Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven. – Robert Browning

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

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

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

732. The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey. – Sydney J. Harris

733. Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art. – Susan Sontag

734. To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. – Kurt Vonnegut

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

736. I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say “he feels deeply, he feels tenderly”. – Vincent Van Gogh

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

738. Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. – Al Capp

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

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

741. Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. – Andre Gide

742. Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world. – Leonardo da Vinci

743. The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist. – Eric Gill

744. I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. – Georgia O’Keeffe

745. Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

747. Art Nouveau got its inspiration from nature. The Bauhaus got its inspiration from engineering. – P. J. O’Rourke

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

749. All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual. – Honore de Balzac

750. Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. – Honore de Balzac

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

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

753. I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world. – Elijah Wood

754. People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly. – Banksy

755. An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. – Charles Bukowski

756. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. – Oscar Wilde

757. The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. – T. S. Eliot

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

759. The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. – Walt Whitman

760. Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

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

765. In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. – Patti Smith

766. Without tradition art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation it is a corpse. – Winston Churchill

767. Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you. – Chuck Klosterman

768. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. – Kurt Vonnegut

769. They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. – Frida Kahlo

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

771. Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? – Paul Gauguin

772. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. – Alexander Pope

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

774. I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply. – bell hooks

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

776. Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. – James Joyce

777. The creative union of the conscious with the unconscious is what one usually calls ‘inspiration’. – Leon Trotsky

778. The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later. – Joan Miro

779. If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room. – Austin Kleon

780. Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self. – Austin Kleon

781. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. – 1 Peter 4:10 ESV

782. Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. – Winston Churchill

783. An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public. – Maurice Chevalier

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

785. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

786. I don’t see any boundaries between any of the art forms. I think they all inter-relate completely. – David Bowie

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

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

789. Art is going to make a bigger comeback than ever. That’s the upside to things getting challenging. – Lady Gaga

790. Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art. – Ezra Pound

791. It’s better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others. – Ricky Gervais

792. I decided to start anew – to strip away what I had been taught, to accept as true my own thinking. – Georgia O’Keeffe

793. Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

795. If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens. – Grandma Moses

796. If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it. – Jordan Peterson

797. I’m mostly into buying art from friends. I like to keep it vague – just whatever I find intriguing. – Virgil Abloh

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

799. Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. – Oscar Wilde

800. When you do things for their own sake, that’s when you create your best work. That’s when it’s art. – Naval Ravikant

801. Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we – from the local to the global. – Olafur Eliasson

802. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle

803. I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment. – Walt Disney

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

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

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

807. A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become. – W. H. Auden

808. Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary function is to sustain that emotions. – Alfred Hitchcock

809. All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. – Eckhart Tolle

810. Sometimes people say I should see a therapist, but I don’t want any therapist wrecking my weirdness. – Peter Wolf

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

812. Art is a mind-game that we do to make our lives easier. If it isn’t for that, it becomes superfluous. – Yoko Ono

813. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

817. I think all art – even one as lowly as making jokes about celebrities – is there to make a connection. – Ricky Gervais

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

819. One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together. – Jean-Luc Godard

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

821. Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child. – Tim Burton

822. It is with color that you render light, though you must also feel this light, have it within yourself. – Henri Matisse

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

824. The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor. – J. Paul Getty

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

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

827. Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. – Leonardo da Vinci

828. Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. – Edgard Varese

829. Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don’t do it for anyone else. – Keith Haring

830. If only I’d known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier. – Bette Midler

831. 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

832. I was always trying – I never wanted to let my fans down; I always wanted them to see me in my art form. – Lady Gaga

833. Candor could not be more crucial to our creative process. Why? Because early on, all of our movies suck. – Ed Catmull

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

835. The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest. – Gustave Flaubert

836. If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. – Emile Zola

837. All the sorrow, all the bitterness, all the sadness, I forget them and ignore them in the joy of working. – Camille Pissarro

838. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. – Jackson Pollock

839. One must, of course, have one’s entire experience behind one and not have lost the freshness of instinct. – Henri Matisse

840. An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s. – J. D. Salinger

841. Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art – or almost the only stuff. – D. H. Lawrence

842. Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. – Jimmy Carter

843. I’m into fashion because it contains the mood of the day, of the moment – like music, literature, and art. – Zaha Hadid

844. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. – Georgia O’Keeffe

845. It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare. – Claude Monet

846. In order to produce something new, you have to return to the original source, to the childhood of mankind. – Paul Gauguin

847. An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s. – J. D. Salinger

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

849. 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

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

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

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

853. The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. – Frank Lloyd Wright

854. In music, you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that’s secondary. – Marilyn Manson

855. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein

856. The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive. – Albert Einstein

857. The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with. – Golda Meir

858. Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

861. If you have the opportunity for your art to meet activism, you shouldn’t pass that up when it comes your way. – Regina King

862. The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying. – Steven Pressfield

863. To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way. – E. M. Forster

864. 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

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

866. It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly. – Claude Monet

867. Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it. – August Strindberg

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

869. To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

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

872. Without the emotion of the beautiful, the sublime, the mysterious, there is no art, no religion, no literature. – John Burroughs

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

874. When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting. – Fernando Botero

875. Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. – Keith Haring

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

877. If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh

878. ‘Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘Insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. – Hunter S. Thompson

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

880. In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education. – Camille Paglia

881. An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success. – Henri Matisse

882. The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is, when all’s said and done, a matter of habit. – Claude Monet

883. I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot. – Steve Martin

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

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

886. As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you’re going to be a second-rate artist. – Margaret Atwood

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

888. I am an artist because the knot is so powerful I just can not, nor want to be, anything else or do anything else. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

889. A real work of art destroys, in the consciousness of the receiver, the separation between himself and the artist. – Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

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

894. The usefulness of science is sometimes exaggerated. You’d never talk about music being useful or art being useful. – Richard Dawkins

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

896. It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent. – Vincent van Gogh

897. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. – Calvin

898. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

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

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

901. I’m interested in Jackson Pollock’s kind of art, where art is beautiful, but it’s nothing, and yet it’s incredible. – Taylor Swift

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

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

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

905. You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life. – Salvador Dalí

906. The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning. – Paul Gauguin

907. Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. – Dale Carnegie

908. I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could. – Georgia O’Keeffe

909. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. – Edvard Munch

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

911. Music is an art form that I love dearly, and it’s allowed me to bring so many people together and meet so many people. – Janelle Monae

912. I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people. – Bob Ross

913. I’d like to pretend that I’ve never seen anything, never read anything, never heard anything, and then make something. – Keith Haring

914. I’m never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel. – Claude Monet

915. It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least. – Robert Browning

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

917. I can’t bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd. – D. H. Lawrence

918. My career? I never think of it as a ‘career.’ Art and music and all those things that I’m creating are just part of me. – Yoko Ono

919. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. – Steven Pressfield

920. Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand. – Banksy

921. In an artwork you’re always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death. – Damien Hirst

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

923. The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience. – Alfred Stieglitz

924. The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress. – Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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

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

927. The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. – Robert Hughes

928. If you hear a voice within you saying, ”You are not a painter,” then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent van Gogh

929. By working hard, old man, I hope to make something good one day. I haven’t yet, but I am pursuing it and fighting for it. – Vincent van Gogh

930. Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life. – Edvard Munch

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

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

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

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

935. They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers – just to upset the critics. – Bob Ross

936. A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. – George Bernard Shaw

937. We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind’s collective GDP. – Henry Rollins

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

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

940. 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. – Confucius

941. What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap. – Marcel Duchamp

942. With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance. – Norman Mailer

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

944. I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema. – Quentin Tarantino

945. The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless. – Salvador Dalí

946. More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed. – Joan Miro

947. 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. – Paul Cezanne

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

949. I’m not a very creative person, you know? I’m not really an art person. I’m not a great reader or writer or artist or musician. – Tom Brady

950. 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

951. All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

952. Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It’s what you feel. – Shaquille O’Neal

953. Make art that makes you happy. Make art that makes you better. Make art that makes you money. Make art that makes a difference. – Sahil Lavingia

954. Critic asks: ‘And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?’ – ‘The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light. – Claude Monet

955. 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. – Henry Moore

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

957. I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. – Georgia O’Keeffe

958. The more ignoble I find life, the more strongly I react by contradiction, in humour and in an outburst of liberty and expansion. – Joan Miro

959. There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. – Vincent van Gogh

960. The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill. – W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

969. 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. – Victor Hugo

970. Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. – Leo Tolstoy

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

972. Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face, her aspect and her attitude. – Beck

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973. Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience. – Jon Bon Jovi

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

975. My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. – Oscar Wilde

976. I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue. – David Robinson

977. 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. – Victor Hugo

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

979. Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things. – Elbert Hubbard

980. It’s a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. – W. H. Auden

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

982. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. – Friedrich Nietzsche

983. The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

984. 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. – Pablo Picasso

985. 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. – Michelangelo

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

987. 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. – Publilius Syrus

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

989. 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. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

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

993. 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. – Ludwig van Beethoven

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

995. Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. – Steven Pressfield

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

997. 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. – John Wayne

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

999. 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. – Gustave Flaubert

1000. Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real. – Gianni Versace

1001. I don’t think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it’s certainly worth a try. – Steven Spielberg

1002. You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do. – Robert Kiyosaki

1003. It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. – Max Eastman

1004. 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. – Jay Kay

1005. The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces. – Jackson Pollock

1006. I have made an art form of the interview. The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians. – Orson Welles

1007. Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man. – Ezra Pound

1008. Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas! – D. H. Lawrence

1009. I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different. – Jack Nicholson

1010. Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. – Boris Pasternak

1011. No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love. – Edvard Munch

1012. Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it. – Steven Pressfield

1013. We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading. – Maria Montessori

1014. Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. – John Ruskin

1015. It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance… and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. – Henry James

1016. The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind. – Marina Abramovic

1017. Do not imitate one another’s style. If you do, so far as your art is concerned you will be called a grandson, rather than the son of Nature. – Leonardo da Vinci

1018. I don’t understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting. – Jackie Kennedy

1019. 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. – Sun Tzu

1020. To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn’t art, but the person you become when you’re famous – your alter ego – that’s art. – Cardi B

1021. The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination. – Elbert Hubbard

1022. 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. – Laurie Anderson

1023. Humility is becoming a lost art, but it’s not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. – Harvey Mackay

1024. Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it. – Camille Paglia

1025. You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life. – Joan Miro

1026. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C. S. Lewis

1027. 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. – Aristotle

1028. I’m quite a softy, yes. I have a blank spot with respect to visual art, but I have perhaps a compensating hypersensitivity to poetry and music. – Richard Dawkins

1029. Movies were never an art form, they were entertainment. It just evolved into an art form from there, and it’s still evolving in different ways. – David Mamet

1030. Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room. – Jonathan Swift

1031. Walt Whitman defended the sacredness of love, the purity of passion – the passion that builds every home and fills the world with art and song. – Robert Green Ingersoll

1032. 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.’ – Matthew McConaughey

1033. What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. – Michel Foucault

1034. I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form. – Shia LaBeouf

1035. I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the ‘Unfinished Symphony’. – Yoko Ono

1036. 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. – Ulysses S. Grant

1037. 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. – Charlie Chaplin

1038. It’s a European art form, and you’re used to seeing a certain type of person as a ballerina. And I don’t look like a lot of the girls around me. – Misty Copeland

1039. Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art. – Aristotle

1040. The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter. – Willa Cather

1041. If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. – Ezra Pound

1042. Music needs a visual element to make it tangible. So, naturally, there’s gonna be a synergy between high-level art direction and high-level albums. – Virgil Abloh

1043. I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I’m not capable, I’m too cowardly for that. – Shakira

1044. 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. – W. H. Auden

1045. The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind. – D. H. Lawrence

1046. We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art. – Salvador Dali

1047. An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are. – James Baldwin

1048. An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them. – Andy Warhol

1049. Man needs music, literature, and painting – all those oases of perfection that make up art – to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life. – Fernando Botero

1050. When I’m playing, I’m never through. It’s unfinished. I like to find a place to leave for someone else to finish it. That’s where the high comes in. – Miles Davis

1051. If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. – Anais Nin

1052. 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. – Marshall McLuhan

1053. The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power. – Alfred Adler

1054. 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. – Henry James

1055. Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. – Albert Einstein

1056. I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss! – Victor Hugo

1057. It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. – George Santayana

1058. Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white. – Ambrose Bierce

1059. Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language. – Marshall McLuhan

1060. Acting was a hobby for me when I started out, or maybe it was because there weren’t a lot of examples of me when I found an interest in this art form. – Regina King

1061. Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it. – Claude Monet

1062. 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. – Nipsey Hussle

1063. And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?’ – Rudyard Kipling

1064. Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all. – Thomas Fuller

1065. Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. – Hermann Hesse

1066. I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do. – Bob Ross

1067. 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. – David Rockefeller

1068. Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image. – Aldous Huxley

1069. I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they’re good or there because they’re lucky. – Katharine Hepburn

1070. Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. – Rita Mae Brown

1071. Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art. – Michel Foucault

1072. It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. – Mark Rothko

1073. 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

1074. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them. – Anais Nin

1075. 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

1076. 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. – Jerry Saltz

1077. Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further. – Rainer Maria Rilke

1078. 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. – Oscar Wilde

1079. To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived. – Arthur Conan Doyle

1080. One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. – Morihei Ueshiba

1081. I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. – Yoko Ono

1082. The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art. – Thomas Aquinas

1083. 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. – Lady Gaga

1084. I’m inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art. – Alicia Keys

1085. Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever. – Ezra Taft Benson

1086. Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life. – Joseph Conrad

1087. When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. – Agnes Martin

1088. Great Art is Great because it inspired you greatly. If it didn’t, no matter what the critics, the museums and the galleries say, it’s not great art for you. – Yoko Ono

1089. I couldn’t go into the haphazard drawing or the paintings, the splashing of paint. I wanted to go back to a completely dry drawing, a dry conception of art. – Marcel Duchamp

1090. You don’t always have to show art in what’s called a white box; you can have a kind of complexity within an exhibit which actually respects the art as well. – Zaha Hadid

1091. I think that black people making art, women making art, and certainly black women making art is a disruptive endeavor – and it’s one that I enjoy extremely. – Ava DuVernay

1092. Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing so little to be reached as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and be just toward them. – Rainer Maria Rilke

1093. 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. – John Wooden

1094. I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position. – Marcel Duchamp

1095. I’ll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I’ll be doing albums during this time. – Erykah Badu

1096. We talk too much of black art when we should be talking about art, just art. Black composers must be free to write rondos and fugues, not only protest songs. – Alvin Ailey

1097. Perhaps it’s true that I’m very hard on myself, but that’s better than exhibiting mediocre work… too few were satisfactory enough to trouble the public with. – Claude Monet

1098. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. – Vincent Van Gogh

1099. Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing–and keeping the unknown always beyond you. – Georgia O’Keeffe

1100. The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men’s lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque. – John Ruskin

1101. 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. – Sylvia Plath

1102. We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted. – Bob Ross

1103. Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man’s reasonable perception into feeling. – Leo Tolstoy

1104. It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression. – Henri Matisse

1105. I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good. – Barbra Streisand

1106. Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor. – Ernest Hemingway

1107. I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me. – Edvard Munch

1108. Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. – Martin Luther

1109. If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it. – John Lennon

1110. 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

1111. Women’s art, political art – those categorisations perpetuate a certain kind of marginality which I’m resistant to. But I absolutely define myself as a feminist. – Barbara Kruger

1112. The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose. – William Blake

1113. 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. – Keanu Reeves

1114. The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be? – Henry James

1115. I can’t satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be. – Marilyn Manson

1116. 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. – James Baldwin

1117. 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. – George Lucas

1118. The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature. – Robert Louis Stevenson

1119. 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! – Anatole France

1120. The so-called alleged ‘art’ of the video – well, the video has killed the radio star, but the video star killed the live musician, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. – John Lydon

1121. Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. – Ray Bradbury

1122. Art class was like a religious ceremony to me. I would wash my hands carefully before touching paper or pencils. The instruments of work were sacred objects to me. – Joan Miro

1123. Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. – Jean Cocteau

1124. 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. – Friedrich Nietzsche

1125. 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. – Henri Matisse

1126. In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically. – Bill Gates

1127. I’m for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction. – Andy Warhol

1128. I’ve been trying to… Having been an English literary graduate, I’ve been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. – Douglas Adams

1129. There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language. – William Osler

1130. My focus is my art, and that’s what I love to do. I have to be really passionate in order to do something. I’ve turned down many things that I just didn’t believe in. – Beyonce Knowles

1131. 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

1132. 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. – David Bowie

1133. The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn’t make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it. – Gertrude Stein

1134. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks. – Albert Einstein

1135. Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting. – Oscar Wilde

1136. Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece. – Denis Waitley

1137. Good art however ‘immoral’ is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise. – Ezra Pound

1138. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. – Pablo Picasso

1139. 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. – Albert Camus

1140. Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It’s rage, it’s creativity, it’s pain, it’s hurt, but it’s the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music. – Kanye West

1141. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. – Pablo Picasso

1142. 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. – Pablo Picasso

1143. I feel genius in great works of art. I have seen medical cures that science can’t explain, some seemingly triggered by faith. The same is true of millions of other people. – Deepak Chopra

1144. There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. – Henri Matisse

1145. In our film profession you may have Gable’s looks, Tracy’s art, Marlene’s legs or Liz’s violet eyes, but they don’t mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage. – Frank Capra

1146. The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman’s heart. – Oscar Wilde

1147. I’m a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago. I’d been in national competitions from the age of 14. – Kanye West

1148. After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well. – Albert Einstein

1149. I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. – Marshall McLuhan

1150. I’d say, if you want to be an artist, start with your art; start with making great music and it will, hopefully, eventually cut through all of the nonsense that is out there. – Queen Latifah

1151. History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird. – Joseph Conrad

1152. The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

1153. Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for. – Alice Walker

1154. 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

1155. My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She’d buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky. – Cher

1156. I want to be an improviser, and I’ve worked very hard at that. It’s an art. You don’t just play whatever comes into your head; you have to be very deliberate about what you do. – Neil Peart

1157. I don’t know any form of art or entertainment that can affect people the way movies can. I know it sounds ridiculous, but they can change your world. They can change your views. – Chris Evans

1158. Some songs you get. Some songs you may not. And I think that’s the beauty of art: to question and to ask, to understand the deeper meaning after two or three or four listenings. – Janelle Monae

1159. Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John. – Boris Pasternak

1160. The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves. – Willem de Kooning

1161. You are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life’s challenges: you get to find out that you’re capable of being far more than you ever thought possible. – Karen Salmonsohn

1162. To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it. – Leo Tolstoy

1163. 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. – Millie Bobby Brown

1164. When I was growing up as a little girl and as a teenager, I loved designing and making dogs’ clothes and wanting to be a fashion designer. I took art and ceramics. I loved dance. – Mae Jemison

1165. Anyway I feel myself a bit on the edge on the art world, but I don’t mind, I’m just pursuing my work in a very excited way. And there isn’t really a mainstream anymore, is there? – David Hockney

1166. The power of nature is such that it’s what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship. – Rick Rubin

1167. Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. – Charles Mingus

1168. There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process. – Grant Morrison

1169. 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. – Andy Warhol

1170. Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it’s more casual but more interesting. – Yoko Ono

1171. The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it. – Samuel Butler

1172. We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question. – Paulo Coelho

1173. All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him. – W. H. Auden

1174. Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered? – Marcel Duchamp

1175. My mother is a great artist, but she always treated her paintings like minor postcards. Had she pursued it, she would have been a great artist. Instead, she looked down on her art. – Isabel Allende

1176. 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. – John Williams

1177. In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which underlies all endeavor. There is no true greatness in art or science without that sense of harmony. – Albert Einstein

1178. A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity. – Albert Einstein

1179. 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. – Morihei Ueshiba

1180. I haven’t many years left ahead of me and I must devote all my time to painting, in the hope of achieving something worthwhile in the end, something if possible that will satisfy me. – Claude Monet

1181. It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. – Anais Nin

1182. Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated. – Wassily Kandinsky

1183. I had mentors, growing up in gay life – older gay men who told me about our history and the history of art and culture – but somehow, the younger generation missed out on that synergy. – RuPaul

1184. Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul. – Louis Kahn

1185. I was doing these performance art pop music pieces in the city. And they were a bit on the eccentric side I suppose. So people started to call me Gaga after the Queen song ‘Radio Gaga.’ – Lady Gaga

1186. A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as he has to represent it by the attitude and movement of the limbs. – Leonardo da Vinci

1187. Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does. – Walter Murch

1188. In art, at a certain level, there is no ‘better than.’ It’s just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. – Frank Ocean

1189. All the great works of art, the cathedrals – the Gothic cathedrals and the splendid Baroque churches – are a luminous sign of God, and thus are truly a manifestation, an epiphany of God. – Pope Benedict XVI

1190. Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources. – Albert Einstein

1191. Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one’s reason; bad people stir one’s imagination. – Oscar Wilde

1192. There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, ‘Hey, let’s just make money,’ because it doesn’t work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it. – Yoko Ono

1193. If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means. – Jackson Pollock

1194. I’m happy to be a writer – of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn’t a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use. – Maya Angelou

1195. There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible. – Samuel Johnson

1196. Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary ‘real’ world. – J. R. R. Tolkien

1197. 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. – Aristotle

1198. I don’t go to New York. I don’t go to parties. I just do my business and study nature. My career is 28 years in an obscure art school, with limited staff and no perks. All I am is a teacher. – Camille Paglia

1199. The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. – William Faulkner

1200. My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. – John Lennon

1201. Art is restoration: the idea is to repair the damages that are inflicted in life, to make something that is fragmented – which is what fear and anxiety do to a person – into something whole. – Louise Bourgeois

1202. I paint; I draw and paint – I’ve been doing that since I was in third grade, drawing realistically and then changing to abstract art. That was my first creative thing before guitar or comedy. – Steven Wright

1203. 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? – Aldous Huxley

1204. Certainly there is, for the American Negro artist who can escape the restrictions the more advanced among his own group would put upon him, a great field of unused material ready for his art. – Langston Hughes

1205. 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. – Sun Tzu

1206. I’m enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that’s considered artistic, there’s a commercial world around it: the ballet, opera, any kind of music. It can’t exist without it. – Steve Martin

1207. Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern. – R. Buckminster Fuller

1208. There are risks in the sheer brevity of Twitter, and it’s actually quite an elegant art reducing what you have to say to 140 characters, and it’s something that I quite enjoy attempting to do. – Richard Dawkins

1209. I think it’s the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you’re a person that matters. – Marilyn Manson

1210. Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west’s stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art’s assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth. – Camille Paglia

1211. It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not? – Arthur Miller

1212. What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself – life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. – Willa Cather

1213. It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it. – Havelock Ellis

1214. Whatever you do in life, if you want to be creative and intelligent, and develop your brain, you must do everything with the awareness that everything, in some way, connects to everything else. – Leonardo da Vinci

1215. One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. – Albert Einstein

1216. 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

1217. To me, the highest expression of life is art with jokes. It’s very rarified, very difficult to accomplish if you want to be more than just funny and more than just jokes about human gaseousness. – Neil Peart

1218. Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness. – Bryant H. McGill

1219. In a storm, I think, ‘What if the gospel be not true? Then thou art, of all men, most foolish. For what has thou given up thy goods, thy ease, thy friends, thy reputation, thy country, thy life?’ – John Wesley

1220. The entire world of art has reached such a low level, it has been commercialized to such a degree that art and everything related to it has become one of the most trivial activities of our epoch. – Marcel Duchamp

1221. Shadows sometimes people don’t see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny. – David Hockney

1222. What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought. – David Hockney

1223. I see no reason why the artistic world can’t absolutely merge with Madison Avenue. Pop art is a move in that direction. Why can’t we have advertisements with beautiful words and beautiful images? – William S. Burroughs

1224. 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. – Kurt Vonnegut

1225. Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. – John Lubbock

1226. To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts – absolute gifts – which have not been acquired by one’s own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul. – Kate Chopin

1227. Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty. – Albert Einstein

1228. Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake. – E. M. Forster

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1229. The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience. – Camille Paglia

1230. If only America would realize that the art of Europe is finished – dead – and that America is the country of the art of the future, instead of trying to base everything she does on European traditions! – Marcel Duchamp

1231. Honestly, I don’t believe in menswear. I focus on what pieces are most timeless, transcendent, match my lifestyle, remain remarkable, and command intriguing attention across the room at an art gallery. – Janelle Monae

1232. I don’t get why radio shows allow artists to do shows without creative control, without any art direction at all. Instead of that, I get their press guys, their camera guys to be my backdrop of my show. – Travis Scott

1233. All over the world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking, are building an identity on a foundation that sees the will to do violence as the essential way to assert being. – bell hooks

1234. I wanted to open the dialogue about race in ballet and bring more people in. It’s just beautiful to see the interest that has exploded for such an incredible art form that I will forever be grateful to! – Misty Copeland

1235. With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist’s soul, in musical sound. – Wassily Kandinsky

1236. I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his ‘divine service.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

1237. There are times when I prefer a cerebral moment with an artist, and I’ll just enjoy the wit of a Picabia or a Duchamp. It amuses me that they thought that what they did would be a good way of making art. – David Bowie

1238. Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things. – bell hooks

1239. The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world’s eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land. – Morihei Ueshiba

1240. I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman. – Camille Claudel

1241. At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost. – Alice Walker

1242. I’m free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don’t try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don’t compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that. – Erykah Badu

1243. I didn’t want to be the kind of man that my father was. So I’ve tried, my entire life, to be the complete and utter opposite of that. And it has served not only the art well, but I think the audience well. – Tyler Perry

1244. 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. – William Blake

1245. There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things. – Gustave Flaubert

1246. A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world. – Willie Nelson

1247. Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity – gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph? – Jules Verne

1248. 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. – Jean-Luc Godard

1249. The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly. – Aldous Huxley

1250. Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person’s earth lives. – Paramahansa Yogananda

1251. ‘The Lady’s World’ should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women’s opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure. – Oscar Wilde

1252. I come from a mixed family, where my mother is art house cinema and my father is B-movie genre cinema. They’re estranged, and I’ve been trying to bring them together for all of my career to one degree or another. – Quentin Tarantino

1253. Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure. – Nicolaus Copernicus

1254. As a longtime fan of talk radio, I’m very worried about the low opinion that conservative hosts and callers have of the American artist. Art is portrayed as a scam, a rip-off and snow job pushed by snobbish elites. – Camille Paglia

1255. Art is collaboration: we are artists all over the world. I believe that people are always going to watch Hindi films… that’s never going to die, but I think it’s amazing that collaborations like that are happening. – Priyanka Chopra

1256. A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1257. I picked up some wonderful things just listening to other pianists that I appreciate, and that would be Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Horowitz, and Art Tatum. Those are the pianists I really enjoy and admire. – Aretha Franklin

1258. All the traditional models for doing things are collapsing; from music to publishing to film, and it’s a wide open door for people who are creative to do what they need to do without having institutions block their art. – Ava DuVernay

1259. Someone else’s vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it ’cause in the end it’s all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself. – Georgia O’Keeffe

1260. I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. – John Steinbeck

1261. When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man’s name live for thousands of years. – Denis Diderot

1262. The state of female artists is very good. But the very definition of art has been biased in that ‘art’ was what men did in a European tradition and ‘crafts’ were what women and natives did. But it’s actually all the same. – Gloria Steinem

1263. I think art cannot be planned. The audience is too smart to get the dishonesty or ‘too much planning’ thing. I am not a legend, but I want to be one. I want to be known as an achiever. There is so much more that I can do. – Priyanka Chopra

1264. I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, ‘No. No, I’m finished. Bye.’ And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won’t do that. – Maya Angelou

1265. It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement. – Horace

1266. There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause. – Mao Zedong

1267. I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. I don’t think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means. – Marilyn Manson

1268. Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art. – Neil Gaiman

1269. Why do people want to know exactly who I am? Am I a poet? Am I this or that? I’ve always made people wary. First they called me a rock poet. Then I was a poet that dabbled in rock. Then I was a rock person who dabbled in art. – Patti Smith

1270. 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. – Camille Paglia

1271. 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. – Matthew McConaughey

1272. All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. – Albert Einstein

1273. A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art. – Benjamin Disraeli

1274. Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible. – bell hooks

1275. The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy. – P. T. Barnum

1276. Art is something that grows and breathes and lives, and it shouldn’t be predicated on the success of box office – but it is. But within that, you have to give people a chance to find their voice, to play, to continue to create. – Ava DuVernay

1277. It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week. – Ezra Pound

1278. 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. – David Hockney

1279. We’re told that independent film lovers… folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it – I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true. – Ava DuVernay

1280. The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. – Cyril Connolly

1281. The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable. – Sun Tzu

1282. The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion. – Walter Benjamin

1283. What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. – Henri Matisse

1284. My philosophy is that I’m an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes. – Steve Prefontaine

1285. My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children’s education. – Spike Lee

1286. Hopefully if you create something fine, people will relate to it, so you’re communicating with people, and you’re not in a void. On the other hand, because you’re always creating and transforming, art always separates you – always. – Patti Smith

1287. The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. – Havelock Ellis

1288. There’s a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There’s a lot of sex, you know, in art. There’s a lot of naked women and men, and there’s intrigue, there’s fakery. It’s a real microcosm of the larger world. – Steve Martin

1289. Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. – Paul Rand

1290. 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. – Virgil Abloh

1291. I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. – Salma Hayek

1292. The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral. – Albert Einstein

1293. Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts. – Camille Paglia

1294. I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary – you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous. – Georgia O’Keeffe

1295. When I was making my debut as an artist, I felt that it was very important that I try to combine the background of my own culture, my people, and the country into the contemporary art world. So that’s how I came up with the term ‘superflat.’ – Takashi Murakami

1296. The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, ‘What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?’ And, ‘How does creativity apply across the board?’ – Kanye West

1297. The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such. – Og Mandino

1298. 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. – Groucho Marx

1299. The best art is realized when you can share the experience of making of it and not just the presentation of it, so that the audience is part of the creation and not just part of the consumption. Then it becomes much more full-bodied and robust. – Ava DuVernay

1300. By denying its musical and artistic merit, hip hop’s critics get to have it both ways: they can deny the legitimate artistic standing of rap while seizing on its pervasive influence as an art form to prove what a terrible effect it has on youth. – Michael Eric Dyson

1301. 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. – Walt Whitman

1302. We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still. – Terry Pratchett

1303. I had no idea when I went to college what I’d be doing. I took organic chemistry and did terribly, but I was good in English and art. I took many courses and participated in as many activities as I could. I learned a lot about every single thing. – Martha Stewart

1304. 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. – John Wooden

1305. Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason. – Albert Camus

1306. Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can’t invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes. – D. H. Lawrence

1307. 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. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

1308. I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life! – Jessye Norman

1309. I could hardly sit through ‘Frozen.’ There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge. It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation. – Jordan Peterson

1310. 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. – Fran Lebowitz

1311. I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I’ve built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out – I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time: ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal.’ – Donald Trump

1312. I always wanted to do things right and represent myself as somebody that took the art serious and someone that took the business serious also, so I had time to weigh the options and figure it out and do my best to create the situation that was ideal. – Nipsey Hussle

1313. In the Raphael Room, the secret turned out to be that only some of the paintings were made by the great master; the rest were made by students. I had liked the ones by Raphael. This was a big jab for my self-confidence in my ability to appreciate art. – Richard P. Feynman

1314. I have a lot of good role models in my family for things off the court – like my older sister, who’s a lawyer. I don’t like writing papers, but she’s helped me a lot. It’s nice to have an art and business background because they tie together perfectly. – Venus Williams

1315. Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. – Salvador Dali

1316. When I went to school, you had to take art, you had to play an instrument. You had to play an instrument. But it’s all degraded since then. I do not know what kind of nation we are that is cutting art, music, and gym out of the public-school curriculum. – Spike Lee

1317. 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. – Paulo Coelho

1318. I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them. – Nelson Mandela

1319. Let’s say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can’t do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

1320. I feel like everything I do in the hip-hop world has an influence. People don’t really notice what I did until somebody else does it. As far as hip-hop goes, I want to continue to make good music, and good art. I don’t really follow the state of hip-hop. – ASAP Rocky

1321. As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves. – Henry Rollins

1322. Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself. – Henry Miller

1323. So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die. – William Morris

1324. ‘Art or anti-art?’ was the question I asked when I returned from Munich in 1912 and decided to abandon pure painting or painting for its own sake. I thought of introducing elements alien to painting as the only way out of a pictorial and chromatic dead end. – Marcel Duchamp

1325. It’s high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell’s soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned. – Camille Paglia

1326. I love my Force Fins, which are the kind of fins Special Forces use and really are adapted from the fins of fish. They’re very efficient. They are so beautiful, a pair is in the Museum of Modern Art. The set I have are ruby red. I call them my ruby flippers. – Sylvia Earle

1327. 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. – Thich Nhat Hanh

1328. 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? – Jay-Z

1329. Like most sensible people, you probably lost interest in modern art about the time that Julian Schnabel was painting broken pieces of the crockery that his wife had thrown at him for painting broken pieces of crockery instead of painting the bathroom and hall. – P. J. O’Rourke

1330. Nothing has been left undone by the enemies of freedom. Every art and artifice, every cruelty and outrage has been practiced and perpetrated to destroy the rights of man. In this great struggle, every crime has been rewarded and every virtue has been punished. – Robert Green Ingersoll

1331. In science, if you don’t do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn’t compose the ‘Ninth Symphony,’ no one else before or after is going to compose the ‘Ninth Symphony’ that he composed; no one else is going to paint ‘Starry Night’ by van Gogh. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

1332. Obviously, the cinematography of films is art, just as a still shot can be art. If I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie, the colour palettes alone, and the way they’re painted, could be art. With music, you’re a little bit limited, of course, because it’s only audio. – Frank Ocean

1333. 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. – Oscar Wilde

1334. 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! – Diane von Furstenberg

1335. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’ – Edgar Allan Poe

1336. Sound as medium has an incredible elasticity. So, of course, it is tempting for artists of other fields to try something with sounds. Why not? We are living in the age when there is no limit in gathering all forms of art and music to mix it together if you so desire. – Yoko Ono

1337. The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun. – Ludwig van Beethoven

1338. Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience. – Chuck Close

1339. I am a writer. I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist – that there is both joy and beauty and illumination and communion between people to be achieved through the dissection of personality. – Lorraine Hansberry

1340. There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit. – Ansel Adams

1341. 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. – Lady Gaga

1342. The art of the bird is to conceal its nest both as to position and as to material, but now and then it is betrayed into weaving into its structure showy and bizarre bits of this or that, which give its secret away and which seem to violate all the traditions of its kind. – John Burroughs

1343. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. – C. S. Lewis

1344. 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. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

1345. I’m lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I don’t want a Picasso on my wall; it’s great art, but it’s dead art to me. I’d rather have a photograph by someone I’ve never heard of that really inspires me. – Elton John

1346. 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. – Matthew McConaughey

1347. When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art. – Marc Chagall

1348. Art morphs with what’s going on in the world. We say ‘Ferguson’; we don’t say ‘Mike Brown.’ Just like we say ‘Selma,’ not ‘Jimmie Lee Jackson.’ There is something startling about the people in a particular place, a city or a small town, rising up and taking to the streets. – Ava DuVernay

1349. There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate – not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not at all. – Oscar Wilde

1350. I realised the bohemian life was not for me. I would look around at my friends, living like starving artists, and wonder, ‘Where’s the art?’ They weren’t doing anything. And there was so much interesting stuff to do, so much fun to be had… maybe I could even quit renting. – P. J. O’Rourke

1351. 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.’ – Marilyn Manson

1352. I think body-image issues are not just a dancer thing. I think we’re much more in tune and aware because the body is our instrument and art, and we stare at ourselves in a mirror all day, but I feel like it’s something that every woman experiences and every girl experiences. – Misty Copeland

1353. Whenever I think about movies, I always look at that art process as having the best of a lot of worlds. Because if you watch a great film, you have a musical element to it, not just on the scoring, but in the way that the shots are edited – that has music and rhythm and time. – Frank Ocean

1354. I listen to anything anyone gives me. I always go back to a few basic favorites. I can always listen to Django Reinhardt and hear something I haven’t heard before. I like to listen to Art Tatum and Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Those are guys who never seem to run out of ideas. – Jerry Garcia

1355. One of the main reasons I am so drawn to Hitchcock is that he planned his shots way in advance on story-boards, which he designed like classic paintings (he was an art connoisseur). It’s why he found shooting on set boring – because he had already composed the film in his head. – Camille Paglia

1356. Art is elemental. Reason alone as it’s expressed in the sciences can’t be man’s complete answer to reality, and it can’t express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him. – Pope Benedict XVI

1357. Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I’m going to paint until I paint it, so it’s almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can’t help but know what he’s going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation. – William S. Burroughs

1358. If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. – Oscar Wilde

1359. Speaking out against rap music is useless, and it’s futile. The reality is there’s criticism for everything, but Jay-Z is one of the most remarkable artists of our time of any genre, and as a hip-hop artist he carries the weight of that art form with such splendor and grace and genius. – Michael Eric Dyson

1360. In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character; there was nothing particularly new about this – death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper. – Terry Pratchett

1361. A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art. – Wassily Kandinsky

1362. 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. – Oscar Wilde

1363. Visual art and writing don’t exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can’t do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating. – William S. Burroughs

1364. I’ve started doing book reviews for Barnes & Noble! They saw that I did a lot of book reviews on the site, and they figured that it might not be a bad thing if they got me to do some for them as well. I gave them five categories I’d be interested in reviewing, from art to fiction to music. – David Bowie

1365. I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head. – Malcolm Mclaren

1366. 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.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

1367. To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering ‘I want to be white,’ hidden in the aspirations of his people, to ‘Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro – and beautiful!’ – Langston Hughes

1368. My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it’s a tornado that I’m controlling. It’s creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way. – Marilyn Manson

1369. For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself. – Deepak Chopra

1370. I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events – that was my side job while I was auditioning. I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special. – Meghan Markle

1371. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. – Kurt Vonnegut

1372. In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. Summer is more wooing and seductive, more versatile and human, appeals to the affections and the sentiments, and fosters inquiry and the art impulse. – John Burroughs

1373. Art and activism seem to go together naturally, the idea being that if you’re an entertainer, you can have a voice, and if you have a voice, you can make a difference. But if I were not an actress, I would still try to extend myself beyond my little micro-universe of my job, family and personal joy. – Salma Hayek

1374. Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business. – Joel Osteen

1375. I come from a real working class background, and I didn’t know anyone sophisticated – except I saw Edie Sedgewick once at the Art Museum in Philly. She had these black leotards and little black pumps and this big ermine cape and all these white dogs and black sunglasses and black eyes. She was classy! – Patti Smith

1376. All art is propaganda, and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda. – W. E. B. Du Bois

1377. The X is an amazing car, but we kind of got carried away with the art and technology. Obviously, you want great art. You want great technology. But we did get a little distracted from our mission, which was to advance the cause of electric vehicles. And it probably delayed us a little bit with the Model 3 as well. – Elon Musk

1378. I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on ‘Suits,’ I’m dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes. – Meghan Markle

1379. I don’t know if he remembers, but the first time I ever met Cudi was the first time I met Kanye. I’ve never told anyone this, but it was the same day. That was the first time I was around G.O.O.D. Music at all. I was sitting like, ‘Man, I’m in the presence of ‘Ye and Cudi. This is the art level where I want to be.’ – Travis Scott

1380. The very large brain that humans have, plus the things that go along with it – language, art, science – seemed to have evolved only once. The eye, by contrast, independently evolved 40 times. So, if you were to ‘replay’ evolution, the eye would almost certainly appear again, whereas the big brain probably wouldn’t. – Richard Dawkins

1381. What I’ve discovered is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth-and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love. – Lady Gaga

1382. Everyone’s supposed to stay in their lines and be neat. ‘You’re a rapper. You’re supposed to rap, carry a boom box, wear chains, and go to the club – that’s all you do. What are you doing collecting art? What are you talking about? Wait a minute, you’re getting out of the zone.’ People hate when people cross lines. – Jay-Z

1383. My parents, who were split up, were so good at keeping my environment strong and keeping everything around me not focused on the fact that we were poor. They got me culture. They took me to museums. They showed art to me. They read to me. And my mother drove two hours a day to take me to University Elementary School. – Leonardo DiCaprio

1384. Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet, as well as one of the wealthiest, but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah, fashion merchandising, adoption melodramas, the gym, and ill-starred horseback riding to study art. – Camille Paglia

1385. I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don’t think they’re doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them. – Douglas Adams

1386. Excellent teachers showered on to us like meteors: Biology teachers holding up human brains, English teachers inspiring us with a personal ideological fierceness about Tolstoy and Plato, Art teachers leading us through the slums of Boston, then back to the easel to hurl public school gouache with social awareness and fury. – Sylvia Plath

1387. The word ‘art’ interests me very much. If it comes from Sanskrit, as I’ve heard, it signifies ‘making.’ Now everyone makes something, and those who make things on a canvas with a frame, they’re called artists. Formerly, they were called craftsmen, a term I prefer. We’re all craftsmen, in civilian or military or artistic life. – Marcel Duchamp

1388. Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less. – Maya Angelou

1389. Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s. – Camille Paglia

1390. In art, at a certain level, there is no ‘better than.’ It’s just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. Trusting that, just because of the way people are built and how interconnected we are, greatness will translate and symmetry will be recognised. – Frank Ocean

1391. Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world. – Lady Gaga

1392. I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something. – Eddie Vedder

1393. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible. – Ray Bradbury

1394. Art should not be bound by barriers or language. The Hindi film industry is a testament to that. We speak only Hindi, but we premiere in Germany and Japan. Our films do phenomenally well there. We transcend the barriers of language and culture. We welcome you in. I think that’s what art should be, and I hope America reaches that place. – Priyanka Chopra

1395. I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I’d ever have any interest in filmmaking. – George Lucas

1396. O, you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you, and I would have ended my life – it was only my art that held me back. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth all that I felt was within me. – Ludwig van Beethoven

1397. I was never capable of being an average pupil. I would either seem refractory to any teaching and give the impression of being completely dumb or I would fling myself on my work with a frenzy, a patience, and a willingness to learn that astonished everybody. But to awaken my zeal, it was necessary to offer me something I liked. Once my appetite had been whetted, I became ravenously hungry. – Salvador Dalí

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