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)

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Art, Life, Building, Harmony, Thinking)

God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: God, Heart, Grace)

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: Food, Wife, Heart, Daughter, Fear, Day, Eating)

Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Art, Talent)

By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Art, Society, Poetry, Needs)

No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows that it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Art, Will, Word)

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
- Chinua Achebe
(Keywords: Art, Effort, Man, Order, Reality)

If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Art, Past, Present)

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Ideas, Communication, Photography)

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Art, Politics, Literature)

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Desire, Man)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Running, Today)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Art, Creativity, Mistakes)

Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Heart, Laughter, Man, May, Mirth)

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
- Konrad Adenauer
(Keywords: Art, Politics)

My job is to get to the heart of a story, to find out what's really going on; to get it verified and, then, to get it out to as many people as possible as fast as.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: People, Heart, Job)

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, End, May, Motive, Will)

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Art, Life, Soul)

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Chaos, Order, Today)

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Folk)

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Work, Crime)

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Right)

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.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Trust, Heart, Friend, Poison)

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Heart, Fear)

I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: God, Heart, Virtue, Pen)

I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Art, History, Love, Movies, Friends, Museums, Reading, Relaxation, Writing)

The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home - yea, I'm always at Om.
- Eden Ahbez
(Keywords: Home, Heart, Earth, Garden, Mind, Sky)

There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Art, Profanity, Respect)

This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Body, Resolution, Weakness)

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Maxims, Prudence, Words)

Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn.
- Anna Akhmatova
(Keywords: Death, Heart, Concern, Will, Woman)

I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, 'Scotty, are you ready to win?'. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn't pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He's my best friend.
- Lauren Alaina
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Beginning)

I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Art, Music, Hope, Celebrity, Will)

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Art, Result)

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)



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