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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Best Art Quotes

... the patriotic art of lying for one's country. (Ambrose Bierce)

A critic is a legless man who teaches running. (Anonymous)

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. (George Bernard Shaw)

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. (Kate Reid)

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. (Edith Warton)

Art is a collarboration between God an the artist, and the less the artist does the better. (Andre Gide)

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. (Paul Guaguin)

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. (Frank Zappa)

Art is not a handicraft,it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. (Leo Tolstoy)

But that's what being an artist is -- feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy. (The New Yorker)

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. (H. L. Mencken)

Diplomacy - the art of letting someone have your way. (Anonymous)

Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie" 'til you can find a stick. (Wynn Catlin)

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way. (Daniele Vare)

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a rock. (Wynn Catlin)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. (Henry Ward Beecher)

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any. (Emma Albani)

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me. (Camillo di Cavour)

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

It is not realistic, maybe ... but art doesn't have to be realistic. Romeo and Juliet is not realistic, but it is true ... it shows the essence of falling in love. (Jan Harlan)

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. (Vance Packard)

Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. (Sun Tzu, from his essays The Art of War)

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. (Stella Adler)

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. (Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary")

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. (Anonymous)

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are. (Henry Fielding)

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. (Robert Frost)

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. (John Kenneth Galbraith)

Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's really where you wish they were. (George E. Bergman)

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. (Leonardo DaVinci)

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. (Anatole France)

Thou art my own, my darling and my wife;
And when we pass into another life,
Still thou art mine. All this which now we see
Is but the childhood of eternity. (Anonymous)

What garlic is to food, insanity is to art. (Anonymous)

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do belive in Art for Art's sake. (E. M. Forster)

No artist is ahead of his time. He 'is' his time; it is just that others are behind the times. (Martha Graham)

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. (Sir Ralph Richardson)

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