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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

What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept

Robert Browning

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If theres a clash between the two, its bad art.

Marc Chagall

When kings the sword of justice first lay down;
They art no kings, though they posess the crown;
Titles are shadows, crowns are empty things,
The good of subjects is the end of kings.

Daniel Defoe

When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.

Paul Klee

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous.

Simone Weil

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

Miguel de Cervantes

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.

Albert Einstein

Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.

Bertrand Russell

While I know that the beautiful, the spiritual, and the sublime are today suspect, I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.

Ian Hornak, Cover Magazine, 1994; American Idealist & Realist Painter and Draughtsman recognized for his collaboration with the

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Psalm 42, Book II, Holy Bible

Why should I buy expensive art when I can make my own.

Piero Milani

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Albert Camus

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do belive in Art for Art's sake.

E. M. Forster

Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.

Willa Sibert Cather

Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me throughout the rest of my life and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Bible, Psalm 23, New Testament

You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.

Henri Frdric Amiel

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.

William Bolitho

You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands.

Jeff Melvoin

[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Al Capp

“You look through the viewfinder and know that it is your responsibility and your art and your passion to look at everything in that frame as part of a whole that you need to shape. There’s nothing in that frame which should go unnoticed. Then that’s what it means to be thinking and seeing as a photographer.”

Jack Leigh

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