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The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Baldwin

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Dorothy Nevill

The snapshots in CHINA: Portrait of a People are not meant to be works of art. I was too preoccupied with participating, with reveling in the moment, to worry about their perfection. Their purpose, then, is to form a candid portrait of China exactly as China presented itself to me.

Tom Carter

The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

Oscar Wilde

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Sun Tzu

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.

Enid Bagnold

The true masters of the art of living are already happy if they are not unhappy.

Jean Anouilh

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The uglier as body art, the better as a bodyguard.

Volodymyr Knyr

The universe has no mind and that’s why it can never reach perfection! Perfection is the art of meticulous high-mind!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

Heinrich Heine

The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

Heinrich Heine

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.

Anatole France

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.

Auguste Renoir

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.

Oswald Mosley

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.

Jim Davis

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring Impatience and Laziness.

Franz Kafka

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

Franz Kafka

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

Benjamin Disraeli

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all

William Hart Coleridge

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?

William Hart Coleridge

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

Mao Zedong

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