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1. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”

Tags : Art Depression Growth Life Pain Suffering Wisdom
Author : John Keats
Source : Letters of John Keats

2. “It is good to 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 well done.”

Tags : Art Inspiration Love Strength

3. “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.”

Tags : Art Beatles Confidence Ego Music Self Confidence
Author : John Lennon

4. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

Tags : Art Creativity Motivational Picasso Rules Writing
Author : Pablo Picasso

5. “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

Tags : Art Dreams Inspiration Painting

6. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Tags : Art Poetry

7. “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

Tags : Art Good Life Music Poetry Self Improvement
Source : Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

8. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

Tags : Beauty Change Christianity Courage Dreams Family Feminism Inspirational Quotes Marriage Mind Pain Politics Positive Thinking Self Help Spiritual Strength Trust World
Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

9. “The human body is the best work of art.”

Tags : Art Beauty Body Body Image Dancer Desire Fashion Fitness Food For Thought Funny Girl Hip Hop Honesty Humor Humour Lust Lust For Life Passion Young Young Adult Young Adults Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott

10. “A woman brings so much more to the world than birth, for she can birth discovery, intelligence, invention, art, just as well as any man.”

Tags : Art Birth Discovery Feminism Feminist Intelligence Invention Men And Women Woman S Strength Woman To Woman Womanhood Women Women S Rights Women S Strength
Source : Small Town Demons

11. “I never look at a painting and ask, "Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?" It's just a painting.”

Tags : Art Fiction Fictional Nonfiction Paintings
Source : Crapalachia: A Biography of a Place

12. “The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”

Tags : Art Artists Evil Happiness Pain
Source : The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

13. “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

Tags : Art Enterprise Talent Work
Author : Émile Zola

14. “Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.”

Tags : Art Talent

15. “Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.”

Tags : Art Dedication Talent
Author : Irving Stone
Source : The Agony and the Ecstasy

16. “But then, that’s the beauty of writing stories—each one is an exploratory journey in search of a reason and a shape. And when you find that reason and that shape, there’s no feeling like it."[Peter Wild Interviews TC Boyle, 3:AM Magazine, June 2003]”

Tags : Art Creation Fiction Stories Writers Writing
Author : T.C. Boyle

17. “[T]here's a thin line separating the delicate from the bloodless, in art as in food.”

Tags : Art Bloodless Delicate Food Line
Source : Calcutta: Two Years in the City

18. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”

Tags : Art Dance
Author : Martha Graham

19. “Ruskin says that anyone who expects perfection from a work of art knows nothing of works of art. This is an appealing sentence that, so far as I can see, is not true about a few pictures and statues and pieces of music, short stories and short poems. Whether or not you expect perfection from them, you get it; at least, there is nothing in them that you would want changed. But what Ruskin says is true about novels: anyone who expects perfection from even the greatest novel knows nothing of novels.”

Tags : Art Novels Perfection
Source : No Other Book: Selected Essays

20. “Tell me, tutor,' I said. 'Is revenge a science, or an art?”

Tags : Art Revenge Science
Author : Mark Lawrence
Source : Prince of Thorns

21. “It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”

Tags : Art Artist Artists Arts And Humanities Creative People Creativity Gadfly Rebel Rebellion Rights Rights And Duties Stupidity Stupidity Of Man
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

22. “’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”

Tags : Art Artists Be Yourself Catholic Author Creative Process Encouragement Funny Gadfly Humor Humor Inspirational Individuality Inspirational Ironic Irony Irony Of Life Rebel Rebellion Rebels Stupidity Stupidity Of Man Uniqueness
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

23. “There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”

Tags : Art Creativity Life Love Monotony Passion Time Variety Work
Author : Coco Chanel

24. “Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”

Tags : Art Life Old Wisdom Youth

25. “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.”

Tags : Art Beauty Music Wonder

26. “I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”

Tags : Art Beauty Glamour Sexuality

27. “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”

Tags : Art Morality
Source : Orthodoxy

28. “A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ”

Tags : Accuracy Art Inaacuracy Perspective Photography Portraits Portraiture Truth

29. “Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”

Tags : Art Battle Belief Conversation Creativity Expression Opinions Self Expression Speech Speechless
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

30. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

Tags : Art Awe Einstein Emotion Eyes Life Mysterious Reality Science The Mysterious Truth Vision

31. “After all, what is art? Art is the creative process and it goes through all fields. Einstein’s theory of relativity – now that is a work of art! Einstein was more of an artist in physics than on his violin.Art is this: art is the solution of a problem which cannot be expressed explicitly until it is solved.”

Tags : Art Einstein Inventor Poet
Author : Piet Hein
Source : Grooks 1

32. “Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”

Tags : Art Artist Artistic Contemplating Dreams Experience Fantasy Fun Imagination Life Perception Perspective Poetry Reading Reality Solitude Songwriting Thinking Thoughts Universe Vicarious Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

33. “Yet torture is above all an art, an artistic discipline just like literature , cinema, or contemporary dance. All detained in the City-State ghettos bitterly missed the torturers of yesteryears, those monsters who worked with the precision of a Swiss watch-maker.”

Tags : Art Dance Jail Torture
Source : Tram 83

34. “What can be labeled, packaged, mass produced is neither truth nor art.”

Tags : Art Consumption Labels Mass Production Truth
Author : Marty Rubin

35. “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.”

Tags : Art Expression James Baldwin Nausea Survival Vomit
Author : James Baldwin

36. “The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”

Tags : Art Culture Film Music Writing

37. “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”

Tags : Art Citizenship Politics
Author : Yann Martel
Source : Life of Pi

38. “Don’t overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work.”

Tags : Art Brand Designer Educational Fame Fashion Karl Lagerfeld Lebel Lebeling Name Overact Quote Quotes Story Tip Wisdom Work

39. “A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”

Tags : Art Body Confidence Creation Creative Emotion Human Mind Mortal Poetic Skin Soul Tattoo Unique
Author : V. Vale
Source : Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual

40. “Absurdity and anti—absurdity are the two poles of creative energy.”

Tags : Absurd Absurdity Anti Absurdity Art Bi Bipolar Create Creativity Design Dual Duality Energy Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Originality Style Unique Uniqueness

41. “The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it's allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world.”

Tags : Art Bohemian Definition Stereotype
Source : Seven Days in the Art World

42. “she was completely wholeand yet never fully complete”

Tags : Art Artist Be Present Beautiful Mind Black Women Writers Bloom Coincidence Faith Faith In God Flower Hope Imperfect Imperfection Love Quotes Love Stories Lovely Perfectly Imperfect Purposeful Living Rare Relationship Quotes Single Woman Stories Of A Polished Pistil Trust Wanderer Wanderlust Whole Women Writers Writers
Source : Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

43. “She was rare, few and far betweenShe suspected he would be as wellAnd the thought of two rare, few and far between individualsDoing all that was necessary for that rare, few and far between Meeting to occurDrove her to write”

Tags : Art Artist Beautiful Mind Beautiful Women Christian Writers Coincidence Jesus Love Love Poems Love Quotes Love Stories No Coincidences Poems Purposeful Living Rare Relationship Quotes Relationships Single Stories Of A Polished Pistil Wanderer Women Writers Writers
Source : Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

44. “I didn't come looking for you the day you uninvitedly appeared on my doorstepHow did we go from nonchalant conversation me waiting for you to turn me off with corny jokes and mind dumbing conversationto loveTo love and mind blowing chemistry that I've yet to make sense of What are you here to teach me?”

Tags : Accidental Love Artist Beautiful Women Black Writers Coincidence Dating Harmony Heartbreak Indie Author Inspiration Jesus Love Love Quotes Love Stories New Love Poems Relationship Quotes Single Wanderer
Source : Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

45. “...I fell asleep and had a dream that a king was liquidated by a group of kind faces...”

Tags : Artist Beautiful Mind Black Lives Matter Black Women Quotes Bloom Coincidence Complete Faith Flower Jesus Kings Love Love Quotes Lovely No Coincidences Poems Purposeful Living Racism In America Rare Relationship Quotes Single Single Woman Stories Of A Polished Pistil Wanderlust Writers

46. “Fantasy like thought that no man could rainJust let her reignRun wild with her unafraidOf any rain stormsThey only wash the mud away and make wayFor double rainbows and sunny days”

Tags : Art Artist Beautiful Mind Black Women Quotes Black Women Writers Black Writers Cultural Differences Culture Critique Growth Quotes Hope Imperfection Jesus Love Love Poems Love Stories Poems Racism In America Rainbow Rainstorm Rare Rein Relationships Single Stories Of A Polished Pistil Trust Whole Women Writers Word Play
Source : Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

47. “The more you love,the more love you have to give.It's the only feeling we have which is infinite...”

Tags : Art Christina Westover Courtney Love Family Relationships Gay Jealousy Kurt Cobain Lesbian Love Story Murder Music Precipice Psychological Suspense San Francisco Sibling Rivalry
Source : Precipice

48. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

Tags : Art Expression Photography Self Expression Silence
Author : Ansel Adams

49. “Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.”

Tags : Art Dejan Stojanovic Euphemism Literature Literature Quotes Nature Outcry Poetry Poetry Quotes Polished Quotes Thoughts Truth Unpolished Wilderness Wisdom

50. “Art is bad when ‘you see the intent and get put off.’ (Goethe) In Tolstoy one is unaware of the intent, and sees only the thing itself. from the book, On Retranslating A Russian Classic Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy”

Tags : Anna Art Goethe Karenina Leo Tolstoy

51. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

Tags : 1931 Art Mystery Philosophy Science
Source : The World As I See It

52. “It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”

Tags : Art Cybernetics Science

53. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

Tags : Art Truth
Author : Pablo Picasso

54. “What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

Tags : Art Capture Fashion Designer Forever Gone Impossible Memories Memory Moment Photo Photography Reproduce Shoot

55. “Astray from a deep sleep chronic as I write by phonics, like insomnia I will always live the onyx night for revealing, and, upon it, still I'll steal the bright light of day right away just to keep building at speeds hypersonic.”

Tags : Action Ambition Building Chronic Clever Consciousness Day Development Discovery Hustlers Ambition Hypersonic Imagination Improvement Insomnia Life Living Lyrics Night Onyx Poetry Progression Rhyming Sleep Sleeplessness Thinking Work
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

56. “Creativity takes courage. ”

Tags : Art Creativity
Author : Henri Matisse

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

Tags : Art Creativity Imagination
Author : Pablo Picasso

58. “When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. ”

Tags : Art Craft Creativity Music Writing
Author : Lady Gaga

59. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”

Tags : Art Creativity Leonardo Da Vinci

60. “Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose......Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty - describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember. If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world’s sounds – wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories? Turn your attentions to it. Try to raise up the sunken feelings of this enormous past; your personality will grow stronger, your solitude will expand and become a place where you can live in the twilight, where the noise of other people passes by, far in the distance. - And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.”

Tags : Act Of Creation Art Creativity Inspirational Poetry Writing

61. “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”

Tags : Art Creativity
Author : Pablo Picasso

62. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

Tags : Art Be Yourself Creativity Dance Dancing Expression Self Expression
Author : Martha Graham

63. “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”

Tags : Art Creativity Destroy Destruction
Author : Pablo Picasso

64. “The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”

Tags : Art Artists
Author : Anton Chekhov

65. “All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.”

Tags : Art Artists Awkwardness Bizarre Clumsiness Good Art Literature Madness Roman Payne Strangeness Weird
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Rooftop Soliloquy

66. “The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.The job is not the work.”

Tags : Art Artists Commitment Conformity Dedication Job Linchpin Nonconformity Passion Work Workplace
Author : Seth Godin
Source : Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

67. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)]”

Tags : Art Artists Cezanne Confidence Creative Process Depression Depression Humor Doubt Fame Fame And Fortune Great Art Great Artist Greatness Humility Insecurity Introspection Narcissism Paul Cezanne Self Awareness Self Delusion Self Doubt Self Doubts Self Esteem Self Esteem Or Lack Thereof
Author : Robert Hughes

68. “You don’t make art out of good intentions.”

Tags : Art Artists Creativity Writers Writing

69. “The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.”

Tags : Art Artists Fashion Introverts Looks Vulnerability
Author : Anneli Rufus
Source : Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto

70. “Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.What makes someone an artist? I don't think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while swell people, aren't artists. On the other hand, Charlie Chaplin was an artist, beyond a doubt. So is Jonathan Ive, who designed the iPod. You can be an artists who works with oil paints or marble, sure. But there are artists who work with numbers, business models, and customer conversations. Art is about intent and communication, not substances.An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artists takes it personally.That's why Bob Dylan is an artist, but an anonymous corporate hack who dreams up Pop 40 hits on the other side of the glass is merely a marketer. That's why Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, is an artists, while a boiler room of telemarketers is simply a scam.Tom Peters, corporate gadfly and writer, is an artists, even though his readers are businesspeople. He's an artists because he takes a stand, he takes the work personally, and he doesn't care if someone disagrees. His art is part of him, and he feels compelled to share it with you because it's important, not because he expects you to pay him for it.Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”

Tags : Art Artists Change Courage Creativity Meaning Passion Work
Author : Seth Godin
Source : Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

71. “I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.”

Tags : Art Artists

72. “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”

Tags : Art Artists Communication Desire Hiding

73. “I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd.”

Tags : Art Artist Artistic Artists Artsy Creative People Creativity Eccentric Eccentricity Eccentrics Funny Gadfly Humor Humour Odd Odd Humor Odd People
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

74. “creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. i’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since i came to the planet; have been asked to be something different, more, less my whole life. thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and i listened to who i was. i want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. when we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.”

Tags : Art Artists Poetry

75. “To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.”

Tags : Art Artists Beauty Creativity National Poetry Month Poem In Your Pocket Day Spirituality Writers
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

76. “The public wants work which flatters its illusions.”

Tags : Art Artists Creativity Flattery Public Readers Writers Writing

77. “You've always lived a life of pretense, not a real life-- a simulated existence, not a genuine existence. Everything about you, everything you are, has always been pretense, never genuine, never real.”

Tags : Art Artists Artists Life Insincerity Pretention
Source : Woodcutters

78. “It's a good thing you and your pills weren't around a few hundred years ago or there never would have been a Vermeer or a Caravaggio. You'd have drugged "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "The Taking of Christ" right the hell out of them.”

Tags : Art Artists Pills
Source : Revolution

79. “Artists are those who can evade the verbose.”

Tags : Art Artists Creativity
Source : Kafka on the Shore

80. “An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.”

Tags : Art Artists
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

81. “The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine”

Tags : Art Chanel Create Designer Fashion French Hungry Inspirational Success Work

82. “We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.”

Tags : Author Book Books Born Consciousness Creative Arts Kamand Kojouri Literary Literature Narration Narrative Non Fiction Novels Poet Publish Quotes About Writing Read Story Talk Thinking Thoughts Writer Writing

83. “Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”

Tags : Adventure Art Life
Author : Danny Kaye

84. “Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.”

Tags : Adventure Art Humor Life
Author : Jason Mraz

85. “A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities.”

Tags : Art Canvas Contemporary Contemporary Romance Isla And The Happily Ever After Stephanie Perkins Teen Fiction Ya
Source : Isla and the Happily Ever After

86. “In my heaven sweet melodies of the skies ripple pool of the sea playing sweet song to me, sharing tales of the past, blending with mine as mirage, painting new...I breathe in, am in love and alive...”

Tags : Art Being In Love Breathing Dream Healing Love Mirage Oksana Rus Painting Play Playing Pool Positive Ripple Sea Share Song Sweet To Love Vision Waiting
Author : Oksana Rus

87. “I was free with every road as my home. No limitations and no commitments. But then summer passed and winter came and I fell short for safety. I fell for its spell, slowly humming me to sleep, because I was tired and small, too weak to take or handle those opinions and views, attacking me from every angle. Against my art, against my self, against my very way of living. I collected my thoughts, my few possessions and built isolated walls around my values and character. I protected my own definition of beauty and success like a treasure at the bottom of the sea, for no one saw what I saw, or felt the same as I did, and so I wanted to keep to myself. You hide to protect yourself.”

Tags : Art Artist Band Beauty Critics Free Home Learning Musician Opinions Possession Road Sea Singer Sleep Small Solitary Songwriter Success Summer Thoughts Tired Values Winter
Source : Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

88. “Books like Twilight are not art. They are mass-produced crap that is meant to be consumed by the widest possible audience, for the largest possible profit.”

Tags : Art Audience Books Consumerism Crap Horror Horror Authors Horror Romance Mass Culture Profit Stephenie Meyer Twilight Vampires

89. “Life is like butter - when things cool down it can be reshaped”

Tags : Accomplishment Action Actions Alan Sheinwald Art Belief Best Funny Human Nature Inspirational Integrity Life Live Magination Mistakes Peace Perception Pessimism Plans Reality Romance Sadness Smile Smiling Strategy Strength Those Who Matter Wisdom
Source : Alan Sheinwald is Building a Perfect Home

90. “Whether you try too hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out, it is of equal consequence: you exhaust your significance.”

Tags : Art Be Yourself Consequence Creativity Exhaustion Fashion Fitting In Gimmick Honesty Meaning Niche Originality Popularity Purpose Significance Standing Out Success Trend Truth Trying Hard
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

91. “When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

Tags : Art Confidence
Author : Pablo Picasso

92. “It's a finger snapping kind of day.”

Tags : Art Cheerful Creating Day Happy Jamie Weise Love Morning Passions Smiling Trains Writing

93. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”

Tags : Art Inspirational Love Redemption Sadness
Author : Clive Barker
Source : Days of Magic, Nights of War

94. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

Tags : Art Humanity Sadness
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

95. “In musical performances one can sense that the person on stage is having a good time even if they're singing a song about breaking up or being in a bad way. For an actor this would be anathema, it would destroy the illusion, but with singing one can have it both ways. As a singer, you can be transparent and reveal yourself on stage, in that moment, and at the same time be the person whose story is being told in the song. Not too many kinds of performance allow that.”

Tags : Acting Actor Art Illusion Music Performance Performer Performing Sing Singer Singing Song Stage
Author : David Byrne
Source : How Music Works

96. “Everything you can imagine is real.”

Tags : Art Imagination Inspirational Life
Author : Pablo Picasso

97. “The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.”

Tags : Art Artistic Creativity Equations Gifts Ideas Inspiration Literature Math Mathematical Mathematics Muse Muses Mysteries Mystery Payne Sleep Sleeping Waking
Author : Roman Payne

98. “We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.”

Tags : America Art Criticism Culture Democrat Inspirational Liberal Libertarian Republican Responsibility Sex Trauma Victim

99. “Life. Life is a show. It's up to you how to make your own story, do your own show and how to live your show you are on. You choose who you need to meet, where you should have your scenes or which scenes you want to do. How awesome your mind can do right?”

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100. “A woman's body is a sacred temple. A work of art, and a life-giving vessel. And once she becomes a mother, her body serves as a medicine cabinet for her infant. From her milk she can nourish and heal her own child from a variety of ailments. And though women come in a wide assortment as vast as the many different types of flowers and birds, she is to reflect divinity in her essence, care and wisdom. God created a woman's heart to be a river of love, not to become a killing machine.”

Tags : Beautiful Bird Birds Body Care Caring Cures Divine Female Females Flowers God Heal Heart Holy Human Body Killing Machine Life Life Giver Life Giving Love Mother Mother Earth Nourishing River Sacred Sacred Temple Suzy Kassem Tenderness Of Heart Warfare Water
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

101. “The hardest part of being a Canadian kid is having to color in Nunavut with a crayon in school, hell on earth.”

Tags : Art Canada Canadian Childhood Class Coloring Colour Crayola Crayon Drawing Education Funny Geography Growing Up Hell On Earth Land Map Nunavut Rainbow School Weird
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

102. “You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it neverRises from the soul, and swaysThe heart of every single hearer,With deepest power, in simple ways.You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,Blowing on a miserable fire,Made from your heap of dying ash.Let apes and children praise your art,If their admiration’s to your taste,But you’ll never speak from heart to heart,Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.”

Tags : Admiration Art Idolatry Individuality Legacy Love Masterpiece Quest
Source : Faust: First Part

103. “But the great artists like Michelangelo and Blake and Tolstoi--like Christ whom Blake called an artist because he had one of the most creative imaginations that ever was on earth--do not want security, egoistic or materialistic. Why, it never occurs to them. "Be not anxious for the morrow," and "which of you being anxious can add one cubit to his stature?"So they dare to be idle, i.e. not to be pressed and duty-driven all the time. They dare to love people even when they are very bad, and they dare not to try and dominate others to show them what they must do for their own good. ”

Tags : Anxiety Art Creativity Freedom Love Peace Spiritual Life
Author : Brenda Ueland
Source : If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

104. “Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . . ”

Tags : Art Emotion Experience Illusion Perception

105. “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.”

Tags : Art Bad Good Writing
Author : Alice Walker

106. “The Question is actually the answer”

Tags : Android Biography Brain Chick Comics Connections Cookbooks Ebooks Experience Fiction Graphic Help History Horror Humor And Jerril Thomas Abraham Manga Music Novels Poetry Romance Science Spirituality Suspense Think Again Thriller Time Passing

107. “Every time when you think,Think about every first 20 seconds of your best Moments in your life time.”

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108. “Even though we all know something,There is a lot more to it.”

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109. “Enjoy the tiny unexplainable second. You can learn whatever you want.”

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110. “Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.”

Tags : Art Humor Ice Cream
Source : The Feast of Love

111. “Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us.”

Tags : Art Choice Choices Free Agency Intent Intentional Intentional Living Living Life In The Present Living Life To The Fullest Living With Intent
Author : Richie Norton

112. “In a cement park across the street is this giant sculpture. It is a giant umbrella frame lying on its side. It's green. Stand under it, during a rainstorm, you'll still get wet - that's why it's art.”

Tags : Art
Author : Peter Hedges
Source : What's Eating Gilbert Grape

113. “A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.”

Tags : Art People Picasso Sausage Snobbery Snobs
Author : A.P. Herbert
Source : Uncommon Law: Being 66 Misleading Cases

114. “The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course.”

Tags : Art Bacon Beauty Bosch Francis Bacon Goya Paintings Taste
Author : Clive Barker

115. “In trying to be perfect, He perfected the art of anonymity, Became imperceptible And arrived nowhere from nowhere.”

Tags : Anonymity Art Dejan Stojanovic Imperceptibility Imperceptible Literature Literature Quotes Nowhere Perfect Perfection Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Thoughts Wisdom

116. “Lot of creativity is lost, not because its not there. But it is because people are being impatient. They rush anything they are doing. They dont invest more time in their art, craft or in what they are doing.”

Tags : Advice Attitude Build Business Character Commitment Creativity Designer Entreprenuer Entreprenuership Group Inspiration Intelligence Intellignece Leader Life Lessons Mind Music People Philosopher Pictures Power Quotes Success Teachings Team Thoughts Time Value Venture Video Words

117. “Even thou I was music talented from birth. But I made it my task to better my skills by learning music theory and essence of it as a Producer/DJ/Composer/Artist. I searched on google, youtube and went to various websites and read lot of books, Asked other musicians and producers. Now all I can say is. I have learned the secret of production when it comes to music and My sound will never be the same. Not because I was talented from birth but because i studied to enhance what I had from birth. Respect music and give people quality sound.”

Tags : Acting Art Attitude Business Career Characteristics Composer Designer Entreprenuer Eq Ethics Frequency Hobby Kyos Magupe Living Mind Mixing Music Philosopher Photographer Pictures Skills Song Sound Sport Teach Team Time Venture Work

118. “We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”

Tags : Art Beauty Finding Layman Modeling Perspective Philosopher Philosophy Photographer Photography Photos Searching Searching And Finding Teachings Vision
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

119. “A silent velvet footstep filled me, unwelcome yet so needed. You finally found my hidden shore with grains of time and ocean of the most secret secrets, violet and red; left a trail of deep blue footsteps on my glowing beach of soul, and no matter how many times tides wash the golden sand anew, your prints can never be erased. Each one a shining star in my quiet Universe...”

Tags : Beach Face Galaxy Glow God Grain Healing Hide Mystery Need Path Poem Sea Silence Soul Star Stars Time Velvet
Author : Oksana Rus

120. “Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.”

Tags : Art Atmosphere Painting
Author : Rembrandt

121. “Art is our endless desire to turn the mortal things into the immortal things!”

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122. “The same sensitivity that opens artists to Being also makes them vulnerable to the dark powers of non-Being. It is no accident that many creative people--including Dante, Pascal, Goethe, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Beethoven, Rilke, Blake, and Van Gogh--struggled with depression, anxiety, and despair. They paid a heavy price to wrest their gifts from the clutches of non-Being. But this is what true artists do: they make their own frayed lives the cable for the surges of power generated in the creative force fields of Being and non-Being. (Beyond Religion, p. 124)”

Tags : Anxiety Art Being Depression Non Being

123. “Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art.”

Tags : Art Books Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Nature Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Sound Sounds The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom

124. “Any training is initially difficult, but with persistence practice, we can master the art.”

Tags : Bravery Calla Difficulties Of Life Educational Philosophy Educational Quotes Fearless Quotes Fighting Spirit Fulfilling Your Destiny Gift Of Life Gifted Inspiring Thoughts Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Lifelong Education Mentor And Student Mentoring Quotes Passionate Life Persistence Quotes Persistent Actions Purpose Driven Life Self Help Book Self Motivation Quotes Self Motivational Quotes Talented People Teacher Quotes Training Yourself Uplifting Quotes
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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

Tags : African American Art Black Literature Sociology
Author : Toni Morrison

126. “Everywhere you walk, every place you go is full of art, explicit or hidden! If you can see them, you will be the richest art collector and your memory will be the richest art gallery!”

Tags : Art Art Collector Art Gallery Richest

127. “Originals cost more than imitations.”

Tags : Art Be Different Be Original Be Unique Be Yourself Confidence Copy Different Eccentricity Imitation Individual Individuality Love Yourself Original Originality Orinality Outcast Rebel Stay Original Thinker Unique Uniqueness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

128. “An original is worth more than a copy.”

Tags : Art Be Different Be Original Be Unique Be Yourself Confidence Copy Different Ecccentricity Imitation Individual Individuality Love Yourself Orinality Rebel Stay Original Unique Uniqueness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

129. “Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”

Tags : Art Be Different Copy Imitation Original Originality Suzy Kassem Unique
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

130. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original.”

Tags : Art Artwork Be Different Born Confidence Confidence Building Copier Copies Copy Different Embrace Life Follower Identity Image Imitate Imitation Individual Individuality Love Original Originality Painting Self Esteem Self Image Unique
Author : Suzy Kassem

131. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.”

Tags : Art Artwork Beautiful Beautiful In Your Own Skin Beauty Being Copy Different Human Imitate Innovate Inspiration Quotes Life Quotes Life Saying Love Yourself Nonconformity Originals Rebel Respect Yourself Sayings Sell True Unique
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

132. “Every piece of art has a buyer. Only Time decides when the right buyer will see it.”

Tags : Achievement Ambition Art Artist Attitude Buy Career Creativity Curate Goal Patience Patient Purchasing Sell Success Successful Time Timing
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

Tags : Art Art And The Soul Creative Genius Creativity Famous Quotes By Famous Poets Mirrors National Poetry Month Poem In Your Pocket Day Poetry And The Soul Quotes On Art Quotes On Poetry World Poetry Day
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

134. “It has been my personal experience that as I allow the painting to speak I become lost, it is delicious and at the same time frightening. The best ones, to me, have a life of their own.”

Tags : African American Artists Art Creativity Famous Artists Imagination Inspiration Luther E Vann Painting Psychology Quotes Savannah Artist
Source : Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

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

Tags : Ambition Art Artist Belie Challenges Education Failure Inspiration Inspired Life Knowledge Learner Lifelong Education Lifelong Learning Problems In Study Problems Of The School Self Confidence Self Motivation Students Studies Success University Wisdom Writer
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

136. “Because you live to love and love to live/ And because of what your heardrum will give/ Now we might love to live and live to love.”

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Source : For the Love of Art

137. “I know I will always be attracted to the unknown as it does often verify what I am or what else I could be.”

Tags : Art Hollace M Metzger Inspirational Interview Literary Quote

138. “Most striking about the traditional societies of the Congo was their remarkable artwork: baskets, mats, pottery, copper and ironwork, and, above all, woodcarving. It would be two decades before Europeans really noticed this art. Its discovery then had a strong influence on Braque, Matisse, and Picasso -- who subsequently kept African art objects in his studio until his death. Cubism was new only for Europeans, for it was partly inspired by specific pieces of African art, some of them from the Pende and Songye peoples, who live in the basin of the Kasai River, one of the Congo's major tributaries.It was easy to see the distinctive brilliance that so entranced Picasso and his colleagues at their first encounter with this art at an exhibit in Paris in 1907. In these central African sculptures some body parts are exaggerated, some shrunken; eyes project, cheeks sink, mouths disappear, torsos become elongated; eye sockets expand to cover almost the entire face; the human face and figure are broken apart and formed again in new ways and proportions that had previously lain beyond sight of traditional European realism.The art sprang from cultures that had, among other things, a looser sense than Islam or Christianity of the boundaries between our world and the next, as well as those between the world of humans and the world of beasts. Among the Bolia people of the Congo, for example, a king was chosen by a council of elders; by ancestors, who appeared to him in a dream; and finally by wild animals, who signaled their assent by roaring during a night when the royal candidate was left at a particular spot in the rain forest. Perhaps it was the fluidity of these boundaries that granted central Africa's artists a freedom those in Europe had not yet discovered. ”

Tags : Africa Art Congo Europe
Source : King Leopold's Ghost

139. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”

Tags : Anxiety Art Beach Born Ready Constellations Crazy Depression Destiny Friends Girls Growing Growing Up Hope Insanity Inspiration Learning Love Lovers Pray Prayer Red Thread Red Thread Of Destiny Self Acceptance Soul Mates Stars Teenagers Teens Time Universe Wish
Source : Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

140. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.”

Tags : Anxiety Art Beach Born Ready Cape Cod Constellations Depression Friends Growing Growing Up Healing Learning Life Love Ocean Pray Prayer Red Thread Of Fate Self Acceptance Self Love Self Reflection Soul Soul Mates Stars Teens Wish
Source : Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

141. “For so many years, I couldn’t understand why every time I thought that someone finally loved me, like… for real, they would eventually turn to vapor. Every person whom I’ve ever loved is trapped inside of my chest. I’ve breathed all of them in so deeply that I’ve nearly choked and died on every soul that I’ve ever given myself to.”

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Source : Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

142. “I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.”

Tags : Anxiety Coming Of Age Constellations Destiny Friends Growing Growing Up Healing Hope Inspiration Learning Life Love Ocean Pray Prayer Red Thread Red Thread Of Destiny Self Acceptance Soul Soul Mates Stars Teenagers Teens Time Wish
Source : Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

143. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.”

Tags : Anxiety Art Beach Born Ready Cape Cod Coming Of Age Fate Friends Girls Growing Growing Up Inspiration Jennifer Elisabeth Lovers Ocean Prayer Red Thread Red Thread Of Destiny Red Thread Of Fate Self Love Self Reflection Soul Soul Mates Stars Teens Time Universe Wish
Source : Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

144. “I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing.”

Tags : Born Ready Constellations Depression Destiny Eyes Fate Future Girls Growing Growing Up Healing Hope Inspiration Learning Love Lovers Pray Prayer Red Thread Red Thread Of Destiny Red Thread Of Fate Self Acceptance Self Love Stars Teenagers Universe

145. “What a face this girl possessed!—could I not gaze at it every day I would need to recreate it through painting, sculpture, or fatherhood until a second such face is born.”

Tags : Admirable Qualities Admiration Art Beauty Beauty In Literature Birth Face Faces Fatherhood Feminine Femininity Gaze Girls Literary Quote Literary Quotes Literature Quote Literature Quotes Muse Novels Painting Parenthood Payne Prose Roma Sculpting Sculpturing The Wanderess
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

146. “I believe the visionaries and true reflections of society will be rewarded after their lives. Those being rewarded now are giving the public what it needs now, usually applauding its current state and clearing consciences.”

Tags : Art Hollace M Metzger Interview Literary Quotes Poetry Science

147. “When you're socially awkward, you're isolated more than usual, and when you're isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages.”

Tags : Advantage Alienation Alienation Versus Humanity Art Artist Authenticity Awkward Brain Compromise Craft Fierce Genuine Humanity Humanity Versus Alienation Imagination Introversion Isolation Life Loner Originality Purity Social Socially Awkward Solitude Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

148. “At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.”

Tags : Anger Art Authors Babies Birth Boredom Depression Disease Disgust Distance Dying Enjoyment Fondness Friendship Grieving Happiness Knowlege Literature Love Marriage Mourning Obsession Reading Romance Sadness Thirst
Source : Barefoot in November

149. “In art as in love, instinct is enough. ”

Tags : Art Instinct

150. “We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.”

Tags : Architecture Art Clothes Clothing Designer Fashion Hunger Karl Lagerfeld Need Needs People Quote Quotes Stimulate Thirst Wisdom Woman Women

151. “Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”

Tags : Art Clothing Creativity Designer Evolution Fashion Improvise Karl Lagerfeld Quote Quotes Secret Style Women

152. “The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.”

Tags : Art Clothing Country Countrywoaman Designer Elegance Elegant Fashion Karl Lagerfeld Moral Psysical Quote Quotes Style

153. “They knew how to live with nature and get along with nature. They didn't try too hard to be all men and no animal. That's the mistake we made when Darwin showed up. We embraced him and Huxley and Freud, all smiles. And then we discovered that Darwin and our religions didn't mix. Or at least we didn't think they did. We were fools. We tried to budge Darwin and Huxley and Freud. They wouldn't move very well. So, like idiots, we tried knocking down religion. We succeeded pretty well. We lost our faith and went around wondering what life was for. If art was no more than a frustrated outflinging of desire, if religion was no more than self-delusion, what good was life? Faith had always given us answer to all things. But it all went down the drain with Freud and Darwin. We were and still are lost people.”

Tags : Art Darwin Faith Freud Huxley Lost Nature Religion
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : The Martian Chronicles

154. “Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”

Tags : Art Genius Obsession Passion
Author : Claude Monet

155. “Art always penetrates the particular fissures in one's psychic life.”

Tags : Art Renaissance Swerve
Source : The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

156. “A comparably capacious embrace of beauty and pleasure - an embrace that somehow extends to death as well as life, to dissolution as well as creation - characterizes Montaigne's restless reflections on matter in motion, Cervantes's chronicle of his mad knight, Michelangelo's depiction of flayed skin, Leonardo's sketches of whirlpools, Caravaggio's loving attention to the dirty soles of Christ's feet.”

Tags : Art Cervantes Montaigne Renaissance Swerve
Source : The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

157. “In short, it became possible - never easy, but possible - in the poet Auden's phrase to find the mortal world enough.”

Tags : Art Auden Renaissance
Source : The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

158. “Not without deep pain do we admit to ourselves that the artists of all ages have in their highest flights carried to heavenly transfiguration precisely those conceptions that we now recognize as false: they are the glorifiers of the religious and philosophical errors of humanity, and they could not have done this without their belief in the absolute truth of these errors. Now if the belief in such truth generally diminishes, if the rainbow colors at the outermost ends of human knowing and imagining fade: then the species of art that, like the Divina commedia, Raphael's pictures, Michelangelo's frescoes, the Gothic cathedrals, presupposes not only a cosmic, but also a metaphysical significance for art objects can never blossom again. A touching tale will come of this, that there was once such an art, such belief by artists.”

Tags : Absolute Truth Art Art Theory Artist Artistry Culture Dante Michelangelo Raphael Renaissance
Source : Human, All Too Human

159. “The 'Renaissance' West Butchered the Rest.If I had to choose between an erudite Aristotle and an unknown ‘soulless’ black slave I would choose the latter. The ascendancy of the West was on a heap of bodies of slaves and trampled humanity through colonization”

Tags : Art Europe India Renaissance West
Source : Mona Lisa does not smile anymore

160. “You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.”

Tags : Art Arts Arts And Humanities Book Books Culture Easy Going Enjoying Art Enjoyment Funny Funny Book Quotes Humanities I Love Art I Love Books I Love Reading I Love To Read Laid Back Literature Reading Reading Books Taking Your Time
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

161. “I wanted to paint a picture some day that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint. I wanted it to creep into them like a bar of music and mushroom there like a soft bullet.”

Tags : Art Arts Bullets Music Paint Painting Soft Bullet
Author : O. Henry
Source : The Complete Works of O. Henry

162. “We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe”

Tags : Art Arts Creativity
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Zen in the Art of Writing

163. “There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.”

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Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

164. “Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.”

Tags : Art Artists Arts Fantasy Marvels Monsters Reason

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

Tags : Art Arts Arts And Humanities Artsy Catholic Catholic Author Christian Creative Creativity Dignity Dignity In The Arts Gadfly Good Goodness Nobility Nobility Of Spirit Noble Noble Sentiments
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

166. “Ars longa vita brevis”

Tags : Art Arts Latin Life Life Lessons
Author : Hippocrates

167. “The snapshots in CHINA: Portrait of a People are not meant to be works of art. I was too preoccupied with participating, with reveling in the moment, to worry about their perfection. Their purpose, then, is to form a candid portrait of China exactly as China presented itself to me.”

Tags : Art China Chinese Photography Photography Book Photos Portrait Tom Carter Travel
Author : Tom Carter
Source : China: Portrait of a People

168. “Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.”

Tags : Art Commercial Viability Of Art Tigers Van Gogh

169. “If you introduce the human figure you at once arouse either disgust or desire.”

Tags : Art Desire Disgust Human Form
Author : E.M. Forster
Source : Maurice

170. “Think it a vile habit to alter works of good composers, to omit parts of them, or to insert new-fashioned ornaments. This is the greatest insult you can offer to Art.”

Tags : Art Composers Improvising Music Musicians
Source : Advice to Young Musicians

171. “Music relate us all. In music we are all family. Some are melody,Some are rhythm some are hyms, some are drums but together when we meet we form nice and pleasing sound.The joy music gives its beyong any joy you can get in the universe.”

Tags : Art Artist Attitude Bond Characteristics Common Drums Gives Joyfull Life Life Lessons Motivation Music Musicians People Share Smiling Sound Teachings Thoughts Unite Universe Wise Words Words

172. “Silken strings composing the harpsichord of life accommodate a score of emotional tidings. An orchestra of linked heartbeats strumming the melodious prose of our collective intones gives rise to sonnets of melancholy, producing an illimitable libretto stretching from the milky dawn of newborn’s amaranth life to the speckled sunsets of gentle souls whom we cherish.”

Tags : Art Music Musicians Poets Poets And Poetry Writing
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

173. “You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”

Tags : Art Artist Painting Poem Poet Poetry
Author : Rick Riordan

174. “The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”

Tags : Art Artist Despair Emptiness Hope
Author : Woody Allen

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

Tags : Art Artist

176. “The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.”

Tags : Ambition Art Artist Eyes Love Master Work

177. “Every true artist is at war with the world.”

Tags : Art Artist War
Source : Scar Tissue

178. “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." ― Pablo Picasso”

Tags : Art Artist Creativity Work
Author : Pablo Picasso

179. “I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.”

Tags : Art Artist Connection Humanity Inspirational Life Lyrics Music Musician Poetry Song Lyrics Songs Songwriting Truth World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

180. “I'm tired of feeling like I'm fucking crazy.I'm tired of driving till I see stars in my eyes.”

Tags : Art Artist Crazing Lana Del Rey Song Stars Tired
Author : Lana Del Rey

181. “Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people.”

Tags : Art Artist Empathy Life Philosophy Truth Writing
Author : Jen Knox
Source : After the Gazebo

182. “They all know the truth, that there are only three subjects worth talking about. At least here in these parts," he says, "The weather, which, as they're farmers, affects everything else. Dying and birthing, of both people and animals. And what we eat - this last item comprising what we ate the day before and what we're planning to eat tomorrow. And all three of these major subjects encompass, in one way or another, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, the physical sciences, history, art, literature, and religion. We get around to sparring about all that counts in life but we usually do it while we're talking about food, it being a subject inseparable from every other subject. It's the table and the bed that count in life. And everything else we do, we do so we can get back to the table, back to the bed.”

Tags : Art Bed Food Life Philosophy Psychology Religion Science Table
Source : A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure

183. “Provided we can escape from the museums we carry around inside us, provided we can stop selling ourselves tickets to the galleries in our own skulls, we can begin to contemplate an art which re-creates the goal of the sorcerer: changing the structure of reality by the manipulation of living symbols ... Art tells gorgeous lies that come true.”

Tags : Anarchism Art Radical Theory Social Change
Author : Hakim Bey
Source : TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone

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

Tags : Art Identity Outside In Practice Say No Saying No To Exist
Author : Doug Cooper
Source : Outside In

185. “We make, see, and love films, not digitals. To convert all of our movies, home videos, theaters, photographs and television to digital would be like telling a painter to throw away his brushes and canvas for an I-Pad. Celluloid isn't just nostalgic, it's an art form and, like it or not, it's superior to digital. It lasts much longer, it provides grain and brighter colors, and it takes more effort so that it produces something wonderful. With the inferior binary codes, pixels and untested shelf-life of digital files, plus the fact that these days anyone with a digital camera, even a two-year-old, can make a video and pollute the world with self-photography and cat pictures, film has a lot more integrity and worth than digital.”

Tags : Artist Camera Depressing Digital Film Filmmaking Hd History Home Movies Idiot Ipad Justice Kodak Kodak Moment Moron Movie Nikon Nostalgia Paint Photo Photography Scary Super 8 Truth

186. “The artist is the creator of beautiful things.    To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.      The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.”

Tags : 1890 Art Criticism Literature Preface
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

187. “Human Resources management is a skill ingrained with an art to execute.”

Tags : Art Employee Relation Human Resources Management Organisational Culture Skill

188. “What has our culture lost in 1980 that the avant-garde had in 1890? Ebullience, idealism, confidence, the belief that there was plenty of territory to explore, and above all the sense that art, in the most disinterested and noble way, could find the necessary metaphors by which a radically changing culture could be explained to its inhabitants.”

Tags : 1980 Art Avant Garde Confidence Culture David Foster Wallace Ebullience Idealism Irony Meta Modernism Metaphor Post Ironic Postmodernism Shia Lebouf
Author : Robert Hughes
Source : The Shock of the New

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

Tags : Art Letting Go Loss
Source : A Field Guide to Getting Lost

190. “After reading Burgum, [Patricia Highsmith] wrote in her cahier that, like Kafka, she felt she was a pessimist, unable to formulate a system in which an individual could believe in God, government or self. Again like Kafka, she looked into the great abyss which separated the spiritual and the material and saw the terrifying emptiness, the hollowness, at the heart of every man, a sense of alienation she felt compelled to explore in her fiction. As her next hero, she would take an architect, 'a young man whose authority is art and therefore himself,' who when he murders, 'feels no guilt or even fear when he thinks of legal retribution'. The more she read of Kafka the more she felt afraid as she came to realise, 'I am so similar to him.”

Tags : Abyss Art Authority Autism Belief Emptiness Explore Fear Fiction Gog Government Guilt Heart Hollowness Individual Kafka Material Murder Pessimism Pessimist Retribution Self Spiritual System Terrifying
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

191. “It's freezing up here. What did you use to keep warm?""Indignation," said Michelangelo. "Best fuel I know. Never burns out.”

Tags : Anger Art Artists Indignation
Author : Irving Stone
Source : The Agony and the Ecstasy

192. “To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art. ”

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Author : E.M. Forster

193. “It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.”

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194. “In the Somme valley, the back of language broke. It could no longer carry its former meanings. World War I changed the life of words and images in art, radically and forever. It brought our culture into the age of mass-produced, industrialized death. This, at first, was indescribable.”

Tags : Art Industrialization Language Wwi
Author : Robert Hughes
Source : The Shock of the New

195. “It is only in his work that an artist can find reality and satisfaction, for the actual world is less intense than the world of his invention and consequently his life, without recourse to violent disorder, does not seem very substantial. The right condition for him is that in which his work in not only convenient but unavoidable.”

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196. “Photography is essentially an act of recognition by street photographers, not an act of invention. Photographers might respond to an old man’s face, or an Arbus freak, or the way light hits a building—and then they move on. Whereas in all the other art forms, take William Blake, everything that came to that paper never existed before. It’s the idea of alchemy, of making something from nothing.”

Tags : Alchemy Art Invention Nothing Photography Surfaces
Author : Duane Michals

197. “There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse.”

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Author : Sappho

198. “The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.”

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Author : Stephen King
Source : Bag of Bones

199. “NO MUSE IS GOOD MUSETo be an Artist you need talent, as well as a wifewho washes the socks and the children,and returns phone calls and library books and types.In other words, the reason there are so many moreMen Geniuses than Women Geniuses is not Genius.It is because Hemingway never joined the P.T.A.And Arthur Rubinstein ignored Halloween.Do you think Portnoy's creator sits through children's theatermatinees--on Saturdays?Or that Norman Mailer faced 'driver's ed' failure,chicken pox or chipped teeth?Fitzgerald's night was so tender because the fenderhis teen-ager dented happened when Papa was at a story conference.Since Picasso does the painting, Mrs. Picasso did the toilet training.And if Saul Bellow, National Book Award winner, invited thirty-threefor Thanksgiving Day dinner, I'll bet he had help.I'm sure Henry Moore was never a Cub Scout leader,and Leonard Bernstein never instructed a tricyclerOn becoming a bicycler just before he conducted.Tell me again my anatomy is not necessarily my destiny,tell me my hang-up is a personal and not a universal quandary,and I'll tell you no muse is a good museunless she also helps with the laundry.”

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200. “The verb 'to darn' is explained in my pocket dictionary as follows: 'To mend by imitating the texture of the stuff, with thread and needle.' But this definition does not correspond to the work accomplished by good Chinese housewives. When they mend a sock, they do not try 'to imitate the texture of the stuff'. Their art makes no attempt at concealment: it even takes a certain pride in revealing itself.”

Tags : Art Needlecraft Needlework Sewing
Author : Daniele Varè
Source : The Maker of Heavenly Trousers