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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.
– Ayn Rand
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Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
– Kahlil Gibran
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ART is a word which summarizes THE QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION.
– L. Ron Hubbard
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Art is about painting. All the rest is just a sideshow
– Geoff Bunn
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Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
– Octavio Paz
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Art is anything you can get away with.
– Andy Warhol
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Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty.
– Dejan Stojanovic
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Art is beyond the enmity! That’s why you can always love the art of your enemy, even though you hate him!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
– Cicero
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Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
– Franois Auguste Ren Rodin
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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
– Paul Gauguin
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Art is I; science is we.
– Claude Bernard
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Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
– John Updike
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Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
– Johann von Goethe
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Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
– Frank Zappa
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Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
– W. Somerset Maugham
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Art is never finished, only abandoned.
– Leonardo DaVinci, (maybe)
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Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
– Leo Tolstoy
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Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
– George Sand
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Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love --to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
– Isadora Duncan
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Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
– Nadine Gordimer
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Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
– Aldous Huxley
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Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
– Elizabeth Bowen
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Art is science made clear.
– Jean Cocteau
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Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
– Elbert Hubbard
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