Famous Art Quotes

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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 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.

Aristophanes

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.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Samuel Butler

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.

Cyril Connolly

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

Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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