Art Quotes

Abraham lincoln - you may deceive all the people part of the time,...
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
G. K. Chesterton, Flying Inn (1914)

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore. All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing.
Ellen Gilcrist
Cesare pavese - every luxury must be paid for, and everything is...
Richard needham - it is the part of wisdom to keep your word and...

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson
My heart is wax moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.
Miguel de Cervantes
O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo.
William Shakespeare
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.
Harper Lee, spoken by character Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Adam Smith
I am a part of all I have read.
John Kieran
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
W. Somerset Maugham
You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.
Al Capone
There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. - From Live Without Principle.
Henry David Thoreau
Be careful what you set your heart upon - For it will surely be yours.
James Arthur Baldwin
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Dorothy Nevill
Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance.
Frank Moore Colby
The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who seek them.
Ayn Rand, Anthem
A lawyer starts life giving 500 worth of law for 5 and ends giving 5 worth for 500.
Benjamin H. Brewste
The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
George Jessel
If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds? worth of distance run? Yours is the Earth and everything that? s in it, And? you? ll be a Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling
Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen depart, be lost, but climb.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
This coffee plunges into the stomach... the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop... the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp - Shooters.
Honore de Balzac
An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
Laurence J. Pete
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fai
If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insiduously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to seperate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
While I know that the beautiful, the spiritual, and the sublime are today suspect, I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.
Ian Hornak, Cover Magazine, 1994; American Idealist & Realist Painter and Draughtsman recognized for his collaboration with the
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 35 Bible
It often happens that the real tragedies in life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
Oscar wilde, Quoted in Ellmann
Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Madam Guizot
There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
W. S. Gilbert
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government.
Ellen Goodman
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Clive Staples Lewis
Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.
Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 15
There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Franklin P. Adams