Quotations on Art

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion.
- Isaac Albeniz
(Keywords: Beauty, Art, Emotion, Want)

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Life, Art, Television)

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Success, Art, Artists, Praise)

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
- Carl Andre
(Keywords: Life, Time, Art, Work, Artist)

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art.
- Russell Banks
(Keywords: Age, Art, People, American, Reading, Writing)

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
- Luis Barragan
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Being, Emotion, Environment)

Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Imagination, Art, Technology, Exercise)

Acting is something I love to do. I love to perform and I love the art, the craft of it.
- Jill Bennett
(Keywords: Love, Art, Acting)

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Keywords: Beauty, Art, Joy, Poverty)

Let's talk of a system that transforms all the social organisms into a work of art, in which the entire process of work is included... something in which the principle of production and consumption takes on a form of quality. It's a Gigantic project.
- Joseph Beuys
(Keywords: Work, Art, Quality, Production, Project, Talk)

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: History, Art, Language, Painting, Play, Song, World)

I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Beauty, Love, Art, Talent, Painting, Sense)

Our humor turns our anger into a fine art.
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Keywords: Anger, Art, Humor)

My life is art. Its how I express God.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Life, Art, God)

If I ever loved a man better than I love my art, I should marry him and leave the stage. But I have never met such a man.
- Billie Burke
(Keywords: Love, Art, Man)

The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: Business, Health, Art, People, Compromise, Learning, Now)

I'm thinking to myself, I just love doing the art, it takes me a morning to do.
- Eddie Campbell
(Keywords: Love, Art, Thinking)

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Work, Art, Heart, First, Man, Nothing)

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Love, Music, Nature, Art, Language)

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Age, Art, Health, Life, Dream, Will)

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
- Marc Chagall
(Keywords: Life, Love, Art, Artist, Meaning)

Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Keywords: Work, Art, Artists, Talk, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Sunset)

People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create.
- Christo
(Keywords: Work, Art, People)

If you believe in your art, and you love what you do, that energy will go out, and people will respond.
- Ray Conniff
(Keywords: Love, Art, People, Energy, Will)

I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.
- Gustave Courbet
(Keywords: Life, Art, Hope, Principles)

I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film.
- David Cronenberg
(Keywords: Life, Art, Film, Horror)

But the business side of it, as with most creative things, there is no room for business. It is about art. It's not about marketing.
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Keywords: Business, Art, Marketing)

I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.
- Macaulay Culkin
(Keywords: Movies, Art, Want, Years)

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Beauty)

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
- Jim Davis
(Keywords: Music, Art, Life, Opportunity, Focus, Loss, Writing)

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
- Andrew Denton
(Keywords: Music, Art, Earth, Literature, May, Shakespeare)

We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.
- John Drinkwater
(Keywords: Poetry, Art, Order, Result, Words)

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
- John Foster Dulles
(Keywords: War, Art, Ability)

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
- Alexandre Dumas
(Keywords: Love, Art, Conceit)

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.
- Duke Ellington
(Keywords: Money, Music, Art, Interest, Will)

It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Life, Art, Act, Man)

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Enemy)

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Vitality)

And finally, no matter how good the science gets, there are problems that inevitably depend on judgement, on art, on a feel for financial markets.
- Martin Feldstein
(Keywords: Science, Art, Financial, Problems)

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Men, Art, Right, Wrong)

Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.
- Lukas Foss
(Keywords: Work, Art, Performance, Charisma, Personality, Stars)

By the time I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to be an artist. I was a born draftsman and liked all forms of art, so I just knew that's what I wanted to do.
- Frank Frazetta
(Keywords: Time, Art, Artist)

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.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Love, Work, Art, Music, Truth, Lie, Artist)

Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Love, Art, Fans, Space, Trying, Want, World)

The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

It's kind of not about the quality of the art, as much as this is what I love doing and I'd have a worse time doing anything else. That's kind of as far as I think in terms of philosophy.
- Jonny Greenwood
(Keywords: Love, Time, Art, Quality, Philosophy)



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