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Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.

Paul Valéry

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.

Paul Valery

Politics is the art of the possible.

R. A. Butler

Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

Otto von Bismarck

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer

Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Barry Goldwater

Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.

Northrop Frye

Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.

Virgil

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.

Ausonius

Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot.

Robert Altman

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.

Austin O'Malley

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Willa Cather

Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.

Franz Werfel

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

Arthur Shopenhauer

Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing -- all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art -- at the door.

Constantin Stanislavski

Repetition is the death of art.

Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992

Resolve and thou art free.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo Deny thy father, and refuse thy name...

William Shakespeare

Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness.

Percy Wynham Lewis

Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.

Paul Valéry

She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.

Willa Cather

Silence is one great art of conversation.

Anonymous

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, "there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it." A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

Tom Blair

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

Tom Blair

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