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Quotes About Art

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Pablo Picasso
“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”
Pablo Picasso

Dylan Thomas
“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
Dylan Thomas

J.D. Salinger
“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, Franny and Zooey
tags: art

Charles Bukowski
“Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art

Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art

Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.

When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
Jesus
Socrates
Caesar
García Lorca.

I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.”
Charles Bukowski

Oscar Wilde
“All art is quite useless.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
tags: art

Flannery O'Connor
“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Andy Warhol
“Art is what you can get away with.”
Andy Warhol
tags: art

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

Vincent van Gogh
“...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
Vincent van Gogh

Leonardo da Vinci
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
Leonardo da Vinci
tags: art

Ansel Adams
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
Ansel Adams

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

Pablo Picasso
“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”
Pablo Picasso

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Steve Martin
“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

Confucius
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
Confucius, The Book of Rites

Francis of Assisi
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
Francis of Assisi

Ansel Adams
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
Ansel Adams

G.K. Chesterton
“Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”
G.K. Chesterton
tags: art

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

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”
Frederick Delius

Walt Whitman
“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”
Walt Whitman
tags: art

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

Ani DiFranco
“Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define.”
Ani DiFranco
tags: art, life

Slavoj Žižek
“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.”
Slavoj Žižek

Ansel Adams
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”
Ansel Adams

Jorge Luis Borges
“A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983

Clive Barker
“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.”
Clive Barker

Jarod Kintz
“Rembrandt painted portraits, The Karate Kid painted fences, and I paint my toenails. But I’m not a snob, I still consider those other two guys to be artists.
”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

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