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The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.

Hilton Kramer

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing about art is that there is no saturation point in creating!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The most beautiful thing to experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of life, art and science.

Michael Talbot

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all art and science.

Albert Einstein

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, that is where the art resides

Arthur Schnabel

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, that is where the art resides!

Arthur Schnabel, in Chicago Daily News, June 11 1958

The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought, and then fix it in form.

Francois Delsarte

The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man. You can't.

Lenny Bruce

The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy . what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be

Henry James

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel

The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.

Walter Lippmann

The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments. It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities.

Eric Hoffer

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.

Pablo Picasso

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

Edgar Quinet

The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.

Edward R. Murrow

The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

James Arthur Baldwin

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

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