Art Quotes

Arnold bennett - it is well, when judging a friend, to remember...
Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
Abbie Hoffman

Orison swett marden - every experience in life, everything with which...
Johann von goethe - it is a mistake for a taciturn, serious - minded...
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
Tennessee Williams
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.
Ingrid Bergman

Christmas The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.
Joan Winmill Brown
One cannot remain the same. Art is a mirror which should show many reflections, and the artist should not always show the same face, or the face becomes a mask.
Yvette Gilbert, (1865 - 1944)
Let your heart give you joy in all the days of your life.
Ecclesiastes
Life is going to give you just what you put into it. Put your whole heart in everything you do.
Vivian Baxte
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
Phyllis Theroux, in House Beautiful Magazine
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Francis Maitland Balfou
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Confucius
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
Robert Fulghum
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Ann Landers
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - - A mere heart of stone.
Charles Darwin
Nay, tempt me not to love again There was a time when love was sweet Dear Nea had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet But oh this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one Would I endure such pangs again.
Sir Thomas More
Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
Herbert Clark Hoove
Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee.
Saint Augustine, The Confessions. Book 1. (The Harvard Classics. 1909? 14, p. 1)
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Lord Acton
No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.
Henry P. Fairchild
A lie travels farther than the truth.
Irish Prove
To endure is greater than to dare to tire out hostile fortune to be daunted by no difficulty to keep heart when all have lost it - - who can say this is not greatness.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929
Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth.
Ronald Reagan
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
Author Unknown
Jean Paul Sartre says in No Exit that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth.
Alan Alda, GQ, Summer, 1980
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance.... Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Denis Watley
An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
A Bartlett Giamatti
Before the Gulf War started, the Iraqi Army was the the fourth largest in the world. Now, its the second largest army in Iraq.
Wall Street Journal, March 15, 1991
Any great work of art revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world - - The extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
Leonard Bernstein
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James
Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Henry David Thoreau
Repetition is the death of art.
Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992
And walk not proudly on the earth verily thou shalt never cleave the earth, nor reach to the mountains in height.
Koran
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.
Unknown