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To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.

Jean de La Fontaine

To master a lesson or any art there is no short cut. One has to work hard, practise for hours, keep on doing it till one gets it right.

Vikrant Parsai

To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason?

William Blake

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

Charles Baudelaire

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

George Jean Nathan

To the accountants, a true work of art is an investment that hangs on the wall.

Hilary Alexander, Sunday Telegraph (1993)

To work entirely independent of others is art. To work creatively as a team, with a share of the work done privately, is design.

Cameron Moll

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist

Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.

Henri Frdric Amiel

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Under the influence of art the walls expand, the roof rises, and it becomes a temple.

Robert Ingersoll, On Isadora Duncan

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Jonathan Swift

Walking isn't a lost art -- one must, by some means, get to the garage.

Evan Esar

We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

We always search for the signature of God to prove His existence. And now I say unto you that Art is His very signature!

Mehmet Murat ildan

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.

Salvador Dalí

We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be as useless to the world as gold in the mine.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde, A Picture of Dorian Grey - Preface

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing, as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde

We find life in art and we find art in life!

Mehmet Murat ildan

We have art so that we shall not die of reality.

Nietzsche

We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us

Andrew Schneider

We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all: Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us!

Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992

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