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The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in continue firm and constant.


Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Friendship is unnecessary like philosophy like art... It has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Books are not men, and yet they stay alive.

Henry Ward Beecher

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

Leonardo da Vinci

Every savage can dance.

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo da Vinci

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde

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

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows and of lending existence to nothing.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand, nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

Alan Watts

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Art not only imitates nature but also completes its deficiencies.

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story, rife with character and plot.

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.

Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

In Art man reveals himself and not his objects.

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.

Rabindranath Tagore

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

I think you can leave the arts superior or inferior to the conscience of mankind.

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things and far below the musician in that of invisible things.

White... is not a mere absence of colour, it is a shining and affirmative thing as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours, but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Oscar Wilde

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force, as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

She had lost the art of conversation, but not unfortunately the power of speech.

Art is an attempt to integrate evil.

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.


A great artist is a great man in a great child.

And I'm going to work as hard as I can... for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!

Jim Valvano

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact, to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

Albert Camus

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.


I don't like food that's too carefully arranged, it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance and affection to be art.

Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist.

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be.

History develops, art stands still.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

I suggest that the great art belongs to all people all the time - that indeed it is made for the people, by the people, to the people.

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

W. Somerset Maugham

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.

Tennessee Williams

One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come.

Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls.

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.

The cult of art gives pride, one never has too much of it.

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.

Kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, singers, poets and social activist, to all who dare to look at like with humor, determination and respect

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance, and art would be useless.

Honore de Balzac

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

All humanity is passion, without passion religion, history, novels, art, would be ineffectual.

You learned people and artists have, no doubt, all sorts of superior things in your heads; but you're human beings like the rest of us, and we, too, have our dreams and fancies.

Herman Hesse

When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something last longer than we do.

Herman Hesse

I think if I'm 40 and I don't have any kids and I'm not married I would have a baby artificially inseminated. I would feel like Mary - like Jesus is my baby.

I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about, is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible and perhaps altogether unseen.

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.

Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

Well Art is Art isn't it? Still on the other hand water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

Groucho Marx

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

The critic has to educate the public, the artist has to educate the critic.

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.

Walt Whitman

Design in art is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it in the fourth dimension. That is with your blood and your bones as well as with your eyes.

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

What is art? Nature concentrated.

To my mind the old masters are not art, their value is in their scarcity.

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.

It is veneer rouge aestheticism art museums new theaters etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football kindness and jazz bands.

Art is parasitic on life just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Every artist was first an amateur.

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.

I'm excited about there being more of a sisterhood these days. Back in the '90s there was a lot of hate - the women I looked up to as artists were dissing me! It's not so patriarchal these days - there's more love and a lot less hate!

Alanis Morissette

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.

The youth of an art is like the youth of anything else its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger but we care less about it.

Samuel Butler

Talent can be developed gift is God-given. But artists have both.

Carroll O'Connor

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

The isles of Greece the isles of Greece! / Where burning Sappho loved and sung / Where grew the arts of war and peace / Where Delos rose and Phoebus sprung! / Eternal summer gilds them yet / But all except their sun is set.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate implicit morality not didactic. A morality which changes the blood rather than the mind.

The bad gains respect through imitation the good loses it especially in art.

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work but in the excellence of the work he produces.

Thomas Aquinas

Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.

Without art the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

You should treat a muse like a fairy.

Truly fertile Music the only kind that will move us that we shall truly appreciate will be a Music conducive to Dream which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death, and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.

When thou art above measure angry bethink thee how momentary is man's life.

An artist has no home in Europe, except in Paris.

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

It's tangible it's solid it's beautiful. It's artistic from my standpoint and I just love real estate.

War's a brain spattering windpipe splitting art.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue the art of speaking well rather than doing well, but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence to recreate it in the eternal.

The art of motherhood involves much silent unobtrusive self-denial an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

John F. Kennedy

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

Most works of art like most wines ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No what the artist needs is loneliness.

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

Art is the daughter of freedom.

Freedom in art freedom in society this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.

Victor Hugo

The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.

O Rose thou art sick! The invisible worm That flies in the night In the howling storm Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy, And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation be it in art or in science.

A great city whose image dwells in the memory of man is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest, Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem, and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world Art.

Benjamin Disraeli

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

My old school in Liverpool is now a performing-arts school and I kind of teach there - I use the word lightly - but I go there and talk to students.

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness, nothing but faith faith and freedom.

I'm enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that's considered artistic there's a commercial world around it: the ballet opera any kind of music. It can't exist without it.

I wanted to only create a great perfume not any perfume that would sell but a great artistic one that the fans would not feel cheated by.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

The more I think about it the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.

Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you're born a sinner and you don't really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called 'Antichrist Superstar.'

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.

The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.

To the man who loves art for its own sake it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.

Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music.

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul, it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.

Henry David Thoreau

I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist and the less the artist does the better.

The taxpayers cannot be relied upon to support performing arts such as opera. As a taxpayer I am forced to admit that I would rather undergo a vasectomy via Weed Whacker than attend an opera.

Without freedom no art, art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself and dies of all others.

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: The bad artist seems to copy a great deal, the good one really does.

The sole art that suits me is that which rising from unrest tends toward serenity.

All great art is the work of the whole living creature body and soul and chiefly of the soul.

Laugh if thou art wise

Eloquence n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

No doubt the artist is the child of his time, but woe to him if he is also its disciple or even its favorite.

Unless I am both capable of and willing to reopen the wound every time I write a song, if I choose to not look inside myself to write music, I'm really not worth being called an artist at all.

Caught up in life you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist in my opinion is a monstrosity something outside of nature.

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.

Virginia Woolf

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art a scientific theory a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.

Aldous Huxley

Resolve and thou art free.

The artists I look up to are the ones who push their own limits.

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.

The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out giving a piece of yourself no matter in which art form in which medium.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.

Art is only a means to life to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way something which is overlooked not only by the public but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives is in the best sense of the word Grotesque.

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

The great artist is a slave to his ideals.

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.


The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.


Where there is money there is no art.

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Becoming emancipated at 14 my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company Flower Films and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30 I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography and I want to take an art history class.

Drew Barrymore

All architecture is great architecture after sunset, perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art like the art of fireworks.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.


The creative act is not performed by the artist alone, the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.

Marcus Aurelius

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

W. Somerset Maugham

Of all lies art is the least untrue.

What I've discovered is that in art as in music there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy like the joys afforded by art or life.

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

I don't think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

In general the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.

Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

Paul Cezanne

I don't see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way - artistically.

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else even if it only be the art of raising lentils receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.

Good artists copy great artists steal.

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease, he is burdened with his own sorrow and groans on seeing another's happiness.


One science only will one genius fit, so vast is art so narrow human wit.

A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated something is wrong.

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

George Santayana

Prayer does not use up artificial energy doesn't burn up any fossil fuel doesn't pollute. Neither does song neither does love neither does the dance.

I believe entertainment can aspire to be art and can become art but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.

Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.

Hedy Lamarr

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.

Andre Gide

Like many members of the uncultured Cheez-It consuming public I am not good at grasping modern art.

I am an artist... I am here to live out loud.

He who possesses art and science has religion, he who does not possess them needs religion.

What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms their dresses their banners and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements.

You use a glass mirror to see your face, you use works of art to see your soul.

Not to admire is all the art I know.

All any artist can do is please themselves.

Some lives are highly artificial. People are sunk in fear and anxiety, mentally on one side and physically on the other they have no rest. Drugs tablets capsules and pills are produced in millions but the general health has not improved. Besides new varieties of illness have emerged and are developing fast.

The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.

Thomas Aquinas

Art is the proper task of life.

True literacy is becoming an arcane art and the United States is steadily dumbing down.

Nine times out of ten in the arts as in life there is actually no truth to be discovered, there is only error to be exposed.

H. L. Mencken

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

I'm not interested in people positioning me next to other artists.

Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.


There is nothing new in art except talent.

We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art.

Charlie Sheen

Art is the collaboration between God and the artist and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

[Space dedicated to creativity is the goal of artists of all kinds. Virginia Woolf lauded the] room of one's own ... You must have a room or a certain hour or so a day where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning. . . This is the place of creative incubation . . . If you have a sacred place and use it something eventually will happen.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Tom Stoppard

There's a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There's a lot of sex, you know, in art. There's a lot of naked women and men and there's intrigue there's fakery. It's a real microcosm of the larger world.

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone morals and art will deteriorate, if justice goes astray the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

It's clever but is it Art?

Were I called on to define very briefly the term Art I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation however accurate of what is in Nature entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

Edgar Allan Poe

O had I but followed the arts!

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.

Denis Waitley

Maro you' give me nothing while you live but after death you cry then you'll give, If thou art not indeed turned arrant ass Thou know'st what I desire to come to pass

Having been an English literary graduate I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since.

You see these fish carved finely in relief by Phidian art? Add water, they will swim

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

There are two men inside the artist the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.

Speech is human silence is divine yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

Art raises its head where creeds relax.

I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.

I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.

Look people are allowed their own opinions and they don't always coincide with yours. As an artist you just have to keep plugging on.

It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art but by no means all seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of lying.

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately it can propel people toward social emancipation.

Salvador Dali

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

Benjamin Franklin

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them, for these only gave them life those the art of living well.


More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best, for that we must have recourse to art.

Baltasar Gracian

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art because to us it is false and visionary was to the makers of it true and existent.

Service without ideal of self . . . trains you to transcend all the artificial distinctions imposed by history and geography and to realize that the human community is one and indivisible.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater.

Art can never exist without Naked Beauty display'd.

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible.

The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.

Art has the power to transform to illuminate to educate inspire and motivate.

Harvey Fierstein

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.

In its most limited sense modern art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.

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