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Art is life, plus caprice.
– William Ernest HockingRate it:
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
– John UpdikeRate it:
Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
– Johann von GoetheRate it:
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
– Frank ZappaRate it:
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 MaughamRate it:
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
– Leonardo DaVinci, (maybe)Rate it:
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
– Leo TolstoyRate it:
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
– George SandRate it:
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 DuncanRate it:
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 GordimerRate it:
Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
– Aldous HuxleyRate it:
Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
– Elizabeth BowenRate it:
Art is science made clear.
– Jean CocteauRate it:
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 HubbardRate it:
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
– Amy LowellRate it:
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
– Iris MurdochRate it:
Art is the illusion of spontaneity.
– Japanese ProverbRate it:
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
– Alfred North WhiteheadRate it:
Art is the indespensible medium for the communication of a moral idea.
– Ayn Rand, The Romantic ManifestoRate it:
Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Art is the only thing that can go on mattering, once it has stopped hurting.
– Elizabeth BowenRate it:
Art lives where absolute freedom is because when it is not, there can be no creativity.
– Bruce LeeRate it:
Art may make a suit of clothes but nature must produce a man.
– David HumeRate it:
Art may make a suit of clothes: but nature must produce a man.
– David HumeRate it:
Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in the end.
– George MooreRate it:

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