Quotes on Art

A picture is a poem without words Horace

Art never expresses anything but itself. Oscar Wilde

All art requires courage. Anne Wilkes Tucker

I have not tried to reproduce nature; I have represented it. Paul Cezanne

Art disturbs, science reassures. Georges Braque

there is no politically neutral art. Bell Hooks

Art, for me, has always been a ticket for experience. Shahzia Sikander

Art has always been aware of itself as art. Mary Ruefle

The arts are the signature of a nation. Joan Mondale

[On amassing art for her collection:] My motto was 'Buy a picture a day' and I lived up to it. Peggy Guggenheim

The highest art is artlessness. Francis Alexander Durivage

Art is the god you have not seen. Mary Butts

[Art is] an attempt to escape from life. H L Mencken

If there is some art involved, Id like it to be that it came through the cracks of daily work. Martin Mull

In part, art completes what nature cannot elaborate; and in part it imitates nature. Aristotle

We possess art lest we perish of the truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

I perfected the art of being uninteresting. Abbi Glines

Magick is the Art of Life itself. Aleister Crowley

Fatherland before everything, art afterward. Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Music is the only art that actually lives. Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Everything in art is but a copy of nature. Seneca the Younger

didacticism is the death of art ... Alice Dunbar Nelson

The more controlled, limited and tormented art is, the freer it is. Igor Stravinsky

I don't take art as seriously as politics. Orson Welles

I have always been a nomad and I have mastered the art of packing! I always say: pack lightly, live lightly. Diane Von Furstenberg

There are things that are not sayable. That's why we have art. Leonora Carrington

Art simply can't be stopped. Anna Deavere Smith

There are no watertight compartments in our inmost nature. Alexis Carrel

Art at its greatest is fantastically deceitful and complex. Vladimir Nabokov

Maybe in any art you have to be wholly you in the context of whatever you're doing. Mariel Hemingway

If you do it properly, life is art, really. Caitlin Moran

Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible. Paul Klee

I could always live in my art but never in my life Ingmar Bergman

The life I live is my art work. Alec Monopoly

Become acquainted with every art. Miyamoto Musashi

You really can't bring about anything new with art Martin Kippenberger

You do in your art what you cannot do in your life. Josh Schwartz

The great art to learn much is to undertake a little at a time. John Locke

None of the arts are any good unless you really are great at them. Woody Allen

the arts are life accelerated and concentrated. Edith Sitwell

Without freedom there is no art. Albert Camus

Art for me is the science of freedom. Joseph Beuys

Life imitates art - but badly. Edward Abbey

Money and art are far apart. Langston Hughes

It is art to conceal art. -Ars est celare artem Ovid

Politics is not a science...but an art. Otto Von Bismarck

Keep doing what you like to do. That's all it is. Cory Arcangel

In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love. Marc Chagall

It is neither Art for Art, nor Art against Art. I am for Art, but for Art that has nothing to do with Art. Art has everything to do with life, but it has nothing to do with Art. Robert Rauschenberg

What thou art, that thou art. Thomas A Kempis

there is art and there is official art, there always has been and there always will be. Gertrude Stein

grievance does not make for great art. Eva Figes

THE ART OF PEACE is the religion that is not a religion; it perfects and completes all religions. Morihei Ueshiba

Art without knowledge is nothing! Jean-Pascal Mignot

Art cannot save anybody from anything. Gilbert Sorrentino

All art (after Duchamp) is conceptual (in nature) because art only exists conceptually. Joseph Kosuth

Nature can exist without Art, but Art can never exist without Nature. Alois Podhajsky

I am interested in the art. I'm a professional woman Claire Bloom

Do you come to art to be comforted, or do you come to art to be re-skinned? Ali Smith

Art never comes from happiness. Chuck Palahniuk

Thou art god, I am god. All that groks is god. Robert A Heinlein

Change art to include yourself. Joseph Kosuth

Science is the art of the solvable. Peter Medawar

Art makes something a lot more visible or audible. Paul Klee

Make life an art rather than art from life. David Gilmour

I'm just open to new experiences. I've never really settled down into one art. I like to be nomadic with my art. Moises Arias

I do' know about art but I know what I like Lux Interior

There are things that are not sayable. That's why we have art. Leonora Carrington

Art simply ca' be stopped. Anna Deavere Smith

Life doesn't imitate art...it is art! John Lennon

I extol life so much that I cannot make art. Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

I lived for art, I lived for love Giacomo Puccini

All of nature is God's art. Dante Alighieri

There has always been a correlation between money and art. Simon de Pury

Your life can become the background for the art you create. Alicia Keys

Art Deco for me except in its most crazed and attenuated forms, it's jut a matter of taste. William Gibson

Art feels like it has this frame, and it's either outside or inside. Eileen Myles

With ticket prices, do you ask yourself, why I'm paying $70 to see the arts? You say, "No, that's what the symphony is costing me." Neil Degrasse Tyson

I don't go to galleries every day because it's so rare that I like what I see. There's a lot of bad art out there and a lot of it is because art has found its way into the university, where it probably shouldn't be. Michael C. McMillen

On a more human level, the closest things to truths that I have been able to access are Love, Art, and Play. Brandon Boyd



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