Art Quotes

Voltaire - the art of government consists in taking as much...
After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest sceintists are always artists as well.
Albert Einstein

John fitzgerald kennedy - if art is to nourish the roots of our culture,...
Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Rmy de Gourmont
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
In reply to the question, What was it the last man on earth said Where is everybody.
Carl Sandburg

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
Sinclair Lewis
There was this huge world out there, independent of us human beings and standing before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation.
Albert Einstein
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart.
Unknown
How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?
Zsa Zsa Gabo
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
G. C. Lichtenberg
Imitation causes us to leave natural ways to enter into artificial ones; it therefore makes slaves.
Vinet
Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.
Kahlil Gibran
Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart.
William Butler Yeats
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Hellen Kelle
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France
And in that line now was a whiskered old man, with a linen cap and a crooked nose, who waited in a place called the Stardust Band Shell to share his part of the secret of heaven: that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten - - Happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Brenda Ueland
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran
Sex is part of nature, I go with nature.
Marylin Monroe
If you make ships in a bottle, I bet the thing that really makes your heart sink is when you look in, and there at the wheel is Captain Termite.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
Susan Polis Schutz
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Kahlil Gibran
Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
A. Bartlett Giamatti, President of Yale University
Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.
Terry Josephson
I used to wake up at 4 A. M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.
James Thurbe
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 4, ch. 3
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
R. A. Butle
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
The Land Before Time
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.
Elizabeth Bowen
Man... is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill - Educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato
One must not always think that feeling is everything. Art is nothing without form.
Gustave Flaubert
This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Victoria Lincoln
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nade
If any of us had a child that we thought was as bad as we know we are, we would have cause to start to worry.
Will Rogers
I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
Michael Palin
Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus