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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

We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.

Dejan Stojanovic

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda it is a form of truth.

John F. Kennedy

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.

John F. Kennedy, October 26, 1963

We're not talking about historical accuracy, we're talking about art. I've set in motion a geometric inevitability. If I start chiseling there, chipping here, the whole form is compromised.

David Assael

Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.

Kurt Vonnegut, Interview, Mcsweeneys.net

What I dream of is an art of balance.

Henri Matisse

What is art Nature concentrated.

Honore' de Balzac

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.

Rabindranath Tagore

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

W. H. Auden

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.

Thomas Crum

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