Quotations on Aesthetics

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I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Aesthetics, Ethics, Man, May)

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Society, Time, Aesthetics, American, Confusion)

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.
- John Cusack
(Keywords: Politics, Death, Truth, Aesthetics, Extreme, Fascism)

The film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
- Edward Dmytryk
(Keywords: Aesthetics, Film)

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans
(Keywords: Health, Aesthetics, Attention)

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Keywords: Home, Aesthetics, Clients)

Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can't exactly describe the sensations, but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
- Edward Hopper
(Keywords: Aesthetics, Nothing, Sensations)

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Truth, Aesthetics, First, Judgment, Man, Nothing, Ugly)

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he's actually trying to create his own language.
- Leo Ornstein
(Keywords: Aesthetics, Language, Today, Trying)

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now.
- Rudolf Otto
(Keywords: Religion, Lie, Aesthetics, Deep, Justice, Now, Roses)

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz
(Keywords: Art, Aesthetics, Invention)

This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge.
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Keywords: Knowledge, Development, Belief, Aesthetics, Fact, Research)

So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?
- Mark Poster
(Keywords: Politics, Aesthetics, Question)

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand
(Keywords: Design, Art, Aesthetics, Content)

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.
- Ben Shneiderman
(Keywords: Art, Science, Aesthetics, Engineering, Unity)

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.
- George Steinbrenner
(Keywords: People, Aesthetics, American, Chance, Now, Right, Talk, Tradition)

There's no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will.
- Jock Sturges
(Keywords: Aesthetics, Animals, Interest, Mammals, Will)

There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors.
- Karl Urban
(Keywords: Actors, Aesthetics, Energy, Giving)









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