Quotes About Art

Quotes tagged as "art" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
Henry James
“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, The Middle Years
tags: art

Tom Robbins
“In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak.”
Tom Robbins
tags: art, life

Elizabeth Gilbert
“In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down. And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Meg Cabot
“Because when you love something, you want to do it all the time, even if no one is paying you for it. At least that's how I felt about drawing.”
Meg Cabot, All-American Girl

Marie Antoinette
“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”
Marie Antoinette

Oscar Wilde
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”
Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

George Bernard Shaw
“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
George Bernard Shaw

Stephen King
“It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
tags: art

Banksy
“All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

Virginia Woolf
“How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?”
Virginia Woolf
tags: art

पु. ल. देशपांडे [P. L. Deshpande]
“आयुष्यात मला भावलेलं एक गुज सांगतो. उपजिविकेसाठीआवश्यक असणाऱ्या विषयाचं शिक्षण जरुर घ्या. पोटापाण्याचा उद्योग जिद्दीनं करा, पण एवढ्यावरच थांबू नका. साहित्य, चित्र, संगीत, नाट्य, शिल्प, खेळ ह्यांतल्या एखाद्या तरी कलेशी मैत्री जमवा. पोटापाण्याचा उद्योग तुम्हाला जगवील, पण कलेशी जमलेली मैत्री तुम्ही का जगायचं हे सांगून जाईल.
- पु. ल.”
पु. ल. देशपांडे [P. L. Deshpande]

Pablo Casals
“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..”
Pablo Casals

David Lynch
“I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had.”
David Lynch
tags: art

Richard Avedon
“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. ”
Richard Avedon

Irving Stone
“Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.”
Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy

Oscar Wilde
“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
tags: art

“The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.”
Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto

“Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk.”
Joan Erickson

Donna Tartt
“...as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn't touch.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
tags: art

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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

C.G. Jung
“Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.”
C.G. Jung
tags: art

Gilles Deleuze
“Bring something incomprehensible into the world!”
Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Roman Payne
“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.”
Roman Payne

Fernando Pessoa
“To write is to forget. Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. Music soothes, the visual arts exhilarates, the performing arts (such as acting and dance) entertain. Literature, however, retreats from life by turning in into slumber. The other arts make no such retreat— some because they use visible and hence vital formulas, others because they live from human life itself.
This isn't the case with literature. Literature simulates life. A novel is a story of what never was, a play is a novel without narration. A poem is the expression of ideas or feelings a language no one uses, because no one talks in verse.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Shane L. Koyczan
“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces."

[Blueprint for a Breakthrough (2013)]”
Shane L. Koyczan

Rainer Maria Rilke
“In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Pablo Picasso
“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.”
Pablo Picasso

Karl Lagerfeld
“Music gives color to the air of the moment.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Camille Paglia
“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.”
Camille Paglia

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