It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
– Havelock Ellis
It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
– Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
– Henry James
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
– Nicolas Chamfort
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
– Oscar Wilde
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
– Anaïs Nin
It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist.
– Charles Baudelaire
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
– Albert Einstein
Jealousy is the art of injuring ourselves more than others.
– Alexandre Dumas
La politique est l'art d'empcher les gens de se mler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
– Paul Valery
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
– Stella Adler
Life imitates art more than art imitates life.
Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.
– Amit Ray
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
– Samuel Butler
Life is real Life is earnest And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Life is the art of finding or building a bridge with a great determination every time you come across a precipice!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
– Jean Anouilh
Life isn't long enough for love and art.
– W. Somerset Maugham
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be read once.
– Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
– Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)
Living together is an art.
– William Pickens