Arts Quotes

Quotes tagged as "arts" (showing 1-30 of 146)
Charles Darwin
“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”
Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

Kurt Vonnegut
“Live by the harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
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Albert Einstein
“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."

[Moral Decay (first published 1937)]”
Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

Lady Gaga
“Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.”
Lady Gaga

Virginia Woolf
“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

E.A. Bucchianeri
“You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

O. Henry
“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.”
O. Henry, The Complete Works of O. Henry

Robert A. Heinlein
“Support for the arts -- merde! A government-supported artist is an incompetent whore!”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Kurt Vonnegut
“I realize that some of you may have come in hopes of hearing tips on how to
become a professional writer. I say to you, "If you really want to hurt your
parents, and you don't have the nerve to be a homosexual, the least you can
do is go into the arts. But do not use semicolons. They are transvestite
hermaphrodites, standing for absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've
been to college.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Ray Bradbury
“We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

Christine de Pizan
“If it were customary to send little girls to school and teach them the same subjects as are taught to boys, they would learn just as fully and would understand the subtleties of all arts and sciences.”
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

David Foster Wallace
“Maybe it's the fact the most of the arts here are produced by world-weary and sophisticated older people and then consumed by younger people who not only consume art but study it for clues on how to be cool, hip - and keep in mind that, for kids and younger people, to be hip and cool is the same as to be admired and accepted and included and so Unalone. Forget so-called peer-pressure. It's more like peer-hunger. No? We enter a spiritual puberty where we snap to the fact that the great transcendant horror is loneliness, excluded encagement in the self. Once we've hit this age, we will now give or take anything, wear any mask, to fit, be part-of, not be Alone, we young. The U.S. arts are our guide to inclusion. A how-to. We are shown how to fashion masks of ennui and jaded irony at a young age where the face is fictile enough to assume the shape of whatever it wears. And then it's stuck there, the weary cynicism that saves us from gooey sentiment and unsophisticated naivete.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

E.A. Bucchianeri
“There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Donna Goddard
“Dancing, at its best, is independence and intimacy in balance.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

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

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Voltaire
“You must have the Devil in you to succeed in any of the arts”
Voltaire
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Hippocrates
“Ars longa vita brevis”
Hippocrates

“Many native traditions held clowns and tricksters as essential to any contact with the sacred. People could not pray until they had laughed, because laughter opens and frees from rigid preconception. Humans had to have tricksters within the most sacred ceremonies for fear that they forget the sacred comes through upset, reversal, surprise. The trickster in most native traditions is essential to creation, to birth.”
Byrd Gibbens

John Stuart Mill
“The art of music is good, for the reason, among others, that it produces pleasure; but what proof is it possible to give that pleasure is good? If, then, it is asserted that there is a comprehensive formula, including all things which are in themselves good, and that whatever else is good, is not so as an end, but as a mean, the formula may be accepted or rejected, but is not a subject of what is commonly understood by proof.”
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

“كانت لدى مشكلة فى كل مرة استمع فيها لأغنية أحمد منيب " آه و آه و يا فرحة قلبى ..كنت طير و صبحت مراكبى " فأسأل نفسى ماذا كان يقصد العم فؤاد حداد بهذا التشبيه ؟ ما الذى كان يدور فى باله عندما شعر بالفرحة لانه تحول من طير لمراكبى ؟سنوات وأنا أطارد نفسى وأصدقائى المثقفين بالسؤال دون إجابة شافية ، و اليوم وأنا أحمل طفلتى المتيقظة بوحشية بعد الفجر بقليل فى البلكونة محاولا منح أمها فرصة للنوم ، و بينما أغنى لها هذة الأغنية التى هبت فى عقلى بدون مقدمات عرفت الإجابة فقرأت الفاتحة فى سرى للعم منيب و العم حداد."كنت طير" أيام العزوبية محلقا من شجرة إلى أخرى و من سطح بناية إلى ناصية حقل ، و "صبحت مراكبى" أتحمل مسئولية شخصين معى على القارب نفسه فى بحر الحياة كل حلمى أن أحملهما إلى الشاطىء الآخر بسلام ، أما عن فرحة قلبى بهذا التحول فيالها من فرحة على مقاس القلب فلم أعرف فى حياتى كلها عملا أنبل من مساعدة شخص غريب فى عبور الطريق .. فمابالك بمن تحبهم ؟.”
عمر طاهر كمين قصر العينى
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“I had brought from Paris the national prejudice against Italian music; but I had also received from nature that acute sensibility against which prejudices are powerless. I soon contracted the passion it inspires in all those born to understand it.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions

Christopher McDougall
“Whenever an art form loses its fire, when it gets weakened by intellectual inbreeding and first principles fade into stale tradition, a radical fringe eventually appears to blow it up and rebuild from the rubble. Young Gun ultrarunners were like Lost Generation writers in the ’20s, Beat poets in the ’50s, and rock musicians in the ’60s: they were poor and ignored and free from all expectations and inhibitions. They were body artists, playing with the palette of human endurance.”
Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Donna Goddard
“When there is no tension between the inner beingness and that which is being expressed, there is grace.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

Veronika Carnaby
“I’m convinced that the arts could be something of a higher power.”
Veronika Carnaby

Veronika Carnaby
“I don’t want to re-write the same old book with the same tired techniques. I’d rather bring something new to the table that’s true to me and that people will have a genuine reaction to. That’s the whole point, isn’t it?”
Veronika Carnaby

Veronika Carnaby
“It's quite simple. I just don't feel right without a pen in my hand denting a hole through my notepad.”
Veronika Carnaby

Veronika Carnaby
“Many people don’t realize the connection between music and literature and I’m here to tell them that it does exist!”
Veronika Carnaby

David Lodge
“London, December 1915. In the master bedroom (never was the estate agent's epithet more appropriate) of Flat 21, Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, the distinguished author is dying - slowly, but surely. In Flanders, less than two hundred miles away, other men are dying more quickly, more painfully, more pitifully - young men, mostly, with their lives still before them, blank pages that will never be filled. The author is seventy-two. He has had an interesting and varied life, written many books, travelled widely, enjoyed the arts, moved in society (one winter he dined out 107 times), and owns a charming old house in Rye as well as the lease of this spacious London flat with its fine view of the Thames. He has had deeply rewarding friendships with both men and women. If he has never experienced sexual intercourse, that was by his own choice, unlike the many young men in Flanders who died virgins either for lack of opportunity or because they hoped to marry and were keeping themselves chaste on principle.”
David Lodge, Author, Author

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